treatment http://www.ngopulse.org/term/feed/1526/0 en Infants Start HIV Treatment Late http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/infants-start-hiv-treatment-late <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three quarters of infants starting ART across 11 clinics in Southern Africa had severe HIV disease </div> </div> </div> <p>According to a study presented at the 2014 Southern African HIV Clinicians Society conference, three quarters of infants starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) across 11 clinics in Southern Africa had severe HIV disease and 87.2 percent met the 2006 World Health Organisation&rsquo;s (WHO) definition of severe immunosuppression.<br /> &nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Aids Map </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/infants-start-hiv-treatment-late" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ARVs children Children disease Governance and democracy Health HIV treatment Children Governance and democracy Health Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:58:44 +0000 Intern 44612 at http://www.ngopulse.org UN Moves to Prevent Spread of Ebola http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/un-moves-prevent-spread-ebola <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The United Nations launches a mission to prevent the global spread of Ebola </div> </div> </div> <p>The United Nations has launched a mission to prevent the global spread of Ebola, describing the epidemic as the world&#39;s &lsquo;highest priority&rsquo; as the United States scrambled to limit its own outbreak.<br /> <br /> Anthony Banbury, head of the UN Mission on Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), began a tour of the three hardest-hit nations in the Liberian capital Monrovia setting out an ambitious goal to eradicate the deadly virus.<br /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sowetan Live </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/un-moves-prevent-spread-ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> disease Governance and democracy Health prevention treatment Governance and democracy Health Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:30:49 +0000 Intern 44608 at http://www.ngopulse.org UN Calls for Donations to Fight Ebola http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/un-calls-donations-fight-ebola <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UN trust fund seeking nearly US$1 billion for rapid, flexible funding of the most urgent needs to fight Ebola in West Africa received a deposit of just US$100 000 nearly a month after it was set up </div> </div> </div> <p>A United Nations (UN) trust fund seeking nearly US$1 billion for rapid, flexible funding of the most urgent needs to fight Ebola in West Africa has received a deposit of just US$100 000 nearly a month after it was set up.<br /> <br /> The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in September that US$988 million is needed to tackle the deadly haemorrhagic fever over the next six months and since then, US$365 million has been committed to stop Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, which have been hit hardest by the epidemic.<br /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SABC News </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/un-calls-donations-fight-ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> diseases ebola Fundraising Governance and democracy Health prevention treatment Fundraising Governance and democracy Health Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:12:39 +0000 Intern 44352 at http://www.ngopulse.org WHO: Ebola Set to Explode Without Drastic Action http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/who-ebola-set-explode-without-drastic-action <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WHO states that the Ebola epidemic is set to explode unless the response is radically intensified </div> </div> </div> <p>The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that, the Ebola epidemic is set to explode unless the response is radically intensified, warning that hundreds of thousands could be infected by the end of 2014.<br /> <br /> In a report, the United Nations agency declares that new cases would surge from hundreds each week to thousands without &lsquo;drastic improvements in control measures&rsquo;, with the number of infections set to more than triple to 20 000 by November 2014.<br /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Citizen </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/who-ebola-set-explode-without-drastic-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> disease Governance and democracy Health Home page ngos outbreak treatment Governance and democracy Health Home page Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:34:46 +0000 Intern 43906 at http://www.ngopulse.org Activist: SA’s Ebola Role is Unsatisfactory http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/activist-sa-s-ebola-role-unsatisfactory <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> South Africa urged to play a leading role in the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa </div> </div> </div> <p>Director of the University of Pretoria&#39;s Centre for Human Rights, Frans Viljoen, believes South Africa should have played the leading role in the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa.<br /> <br /> Speaking at the University of Pretoria&rsquo;s panel discussion on South Africa&#39;s preparedness for Ebola, Viljoen stresses that, &ldquo;As a beacon of public health on the continent, as a country that stands for African problems being resolved by Africans themselves, South Africa should have taken a leading role.&rdquo;<br /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IOL News </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/activist-sa-s-ebola-role-unsatisfactory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ebola Governance and democracy Health prevention treatment Governance and democracy Health Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:59:34 +0000 Intern 43715 at http://www.ngopulse.org World Losing Battle Against Ebola http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/world-losing-battle-against-ebola <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The world was &lsquo;losing the battle&rsquo; to contain Ebola, says MSF </div> </div> </div> <p>The international medical agency, Medecins sans Frontieres, says the world was &lsquo;losing the battle&rsquo; to contain Ebola as the United Nations (UN) warned of severe food shortages in the hardest-hit countries.<br /> <br /> MSF told a UN briefing in New York that world leaders were failing to address the epidemic and called for an urgent global biological disaster response to get aid and personnel to West Africa.<br /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sowetan Live </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/world-losing-battle-against-ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil society disease ebola Governance and democracy Health Home page ngos prevention treatment Civil society Governance and democracy Health Home page Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:08:13 +0000 Intern 43633 at http://www.ngopulse.org Malawi Puts HIV-Positive Women on ARVs http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/malawi-puts-hiv-positive-women-arvs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Malawi was the first country to adopt a policy of putting all HIV positive pregnant and breast feeding women on ARVs, states Mutharika </div> </div> </div> <p>Malawi President, Peter Mutharika, says his country was the first to adopt a policy of putting all HIV positive pregnant and breast feeding women on anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs regardless of their CD4 Count.<br /> <br /> Speaking at the signing of the Protect the Goal Campaign as a sign of commitment to the fight against HIV and AIDS, Mutharika argues that the policy has significantly reduced the number of children born with HIV and has taken Malawi closer to achieving an HIV free generation.<br /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Malawi News Agency Online </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/malawi-puts-hiv-positive-women-arvs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Governance and democracy Health hiv/aids Home page PMTC treatment women Governance and democracy Health Home page Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:36:04 +0000 Intern 43063 at http://www.ngopulse.org Botswana Ordered to Provide ARVs to Prisoners http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/botswana-ordered-provide-arvs-prisoners <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Botswana&#39;s High Court orders government to provide treatment to HIV-positive foreign prisoners </div> </div> </div> <p>Botswana&#39;s High Court orders the government to provide treatment to HIV-positive foreign prisoners at the state&#39;s expense.<br /> <br /> Justice Bengbame Sechele, ruled that the denial of anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment to foreign inmates violated their rights.<br /> <br /> The Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS supports the challenge against government policy, saying it violated the prisoners&#39; constitutional right to equality, dignity and non-discrimination.<br /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News 24 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/botswana-ordered-provide-arvs-prisoners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ARVs Governance and democracy Health hiv/aids Human rights rights treatment Governance and democracy Health Human rights Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:18:13 +0000 Intern 42949 at http://www.ngopulse.org Ebola Patients Offered Experimental Drugs http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/ebola-patients-offered-experimental-drugs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> People infected in the West African Ebola outbreak can be offered untested drugs, says WHO </div> </div> </div> <p>The World Health Organisation (WHO) says people infected in the West African Ebola outbreak can be offered untested drugs, however, the scarcity of supplies has raised questions about who gets priority access to treatment.<br /> <br /> Liberia plans to treat two infected doctors with an unproven Ebola medicine called ZMapp, as they become the first Africans to receive the drug, which has already been given to a Spanish priest who later died and two United States aid workers.<br /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IOL News </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/ebola-patients-offered-experimental-drugs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> diseases ebola Governance and democracy Health treatment Governance and democracy Health Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:03:59 +0000 Intern 42510 at http://www.ngopulse.org New TB Drug Gets Mixed Reaction http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/new-tb-drug-gets-mixed-reaction <p>The University of Cape Town&#39;s (UCT) head of Pulmonology division, Professor Keertan Dheda, says he is less optimistic about the cocktail of new drug resistance tuberculosis (TB).<br /> <br /> The PaMZ three-drug combo from the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development is said to cure the disease more quickly than current regimens.<br /> <br /> The PaMZ regimen shows promise to be effective in all (100 percent) of drug-sensitive patients and about 30 percent of patients with MDR-TB</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SABC News </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/new-tb-drug-gets-mixed-reaction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> disease Education Governance and democracy Health TB treatment Education Governance and democracy Health Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:45:32 +0000 Intern 41747 at http://www.ngopulse.org