treatment http://www.ngopulse.org/term/feed/1526/0 en ARVs Dropout Rate a Concern - UN http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/arvs-dropout-rate-concern-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The world can learn from South Africa&#39;s &lsquo;impressive&rsquo; rollout of antiretroviral treatment to more than two million people, says WHO </div> </div> </div> <p>The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the world can learn from South Africa&#39;s &lsquo;impressive&rsquo; rollout of antiretroviral treatment to more than two million people but too many of those on treatment are being &lsquo;lost&rsquo; in the system.<br /> <br /> Director of the WHO&rsquo;s HIV department,&nbsp; Dr Gottfried Hirnschall, points out that South Africa has shown other countries that access to treatment could be scaled up quickly.<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"> Times Live </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/arvs-dropout-rate-concern-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> antiretrovirals hiv/aids treatment Governance and democracy Health Tue, 08 Apr 2014 06:31:47 +0000 Intern 38265 at http://www.ngopulse.org Call to Pay Money Owed to NHLS http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/call-pay-money-owed-nhls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CANSA warns that the poorest patients will suffer if provincial health departments do not pay the NHLS monies owed to it </div> </div> </div> <p>The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) has warned that the poorest patients will suffer if provincial health departments do not pay the National Health Laboratories Services (NHLS) monies owed to it.<br /> <br /> CANSA head of health Professor Michael Herbst maintains that the NHLS renders a crucial service to cancer patients.<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/call-pay-money-owed-nhls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> disease ngos treatment Civil society Governance and democracy Health Home page Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:56:42 +0000 Intern 37917 at http://www.ngopulse.org TAC Says FS Hit By Medical Shortages http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/tac-says-fs-hit-medical-shortages <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Free State is hardest hit by medicine shortages for HIV and tuberculosis, argues the TAC </div> </div> </div> <p>The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) says that the Free State is hardest hit by medicine shortages for HIV and tuberculosis.<br /> <br /> TAC national chairperson, Anele Yawa, is urging the premier to end what she calls the chronic shortage of medicines in the Free State health system.<br /> <br /> On 20 March 2014, several members of the TAC marched to Free State Premier, Ace Magashule&rsquo;s office in Bloemfontein to hand over a memorandum urging him to intervene in Free State health matters.<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/tac-says-fs-hit-medical-shortages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> diseases ngos treatment Civil society Governance and democracy Health Home page Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:31:51 +0000 Intern 37912 at http://www.ngopulse.org Progress in the Fight Against HIV http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/progress-fight-against-hiv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> While KwaZulu-Natal remains the focal point of the HIV epidemic in SA, progress is being made on early diagnosis, intervention and treatment, says MSF </div> </div> </div> <p>A new study by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has revealed that while KwaZulu-Natal remains the focal point of the HIV epidemic in South Africa, progress is being made on early diagnosis, intervention and treatment.<br /> <br /> MSF is also commending government interventions on treatment in Eshowe and Mbongolwane in northern KwaZulu-Natal, saying that early diagnosis and administration of antiretroviral therapy are bearing fruit.<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/progress-fight-against-hiv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> hiv/aids prevention treatment Civil society Governance and democracy Health Home page Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:03:57 +0000 Intern 37752 at http://www.ngopulse.org AIDS Cure Within Antibodies? http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/aids-cure-within-antibodies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The discovery of how a woman&#39;s body responded to her HIV infection by making antibodies may hold the clue to a cure for AIDS, study finds </div> </div> </div> <p>The discovery of how a woman&#39;s body responded to her HIV infection by making antibodies may hold the clue to a cure for AIDS.<br /> <br /> In a study that was published in the scientific journal,<em> Nature</em><em>,</em> South African and American researchers describe how the research team found and identified these antibodies in her blood, and then duplicated them by cloning the antibodies in a laboratory.<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"> Mail and Guardian </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/aids-cure-within-antibodies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> antibodies cure hiv/aids treatment Health Tue, 04 Mar 2014 08:33:24 +0000 Intern 37473 at http://www.ngopulse.org Malaria Intensifies in African Countries http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/malaria-intensifies-african-countries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gains in fighting malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have left the highest risk for the disease concentrated in 10 countries </div> </div> </div> <p>A study conducted by the Lancet medical journal has reported that gains in fighting malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have left the highest risk for the disease concentrated in ten countries.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> According to the study, countries such as Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Guinea and Togo account for 87 percent of areas that have the highest prevalence of malaria.<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"> Times Live </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/malaria-intensifies-african-countries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> diseases donors treatment Governance and democracy Health Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:55:17 +0000 Intern 37290 at http://www.ngopulse.org HIV, Easier to Live With - Activist http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/hiv-easier-live-activist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The recent development of new and stronger HIV/AIDS drugs ensures that HIV becomes easier to live with </div> </div> </div> <p>The recent development of new and stronger HIV/AIDS drugs ensures that HIV becomes easier to live with.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> AIDS activist, David Patient, says he has lived with HIV for 30 years by leading a positive lifestyle and taking his medication correctly.<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"> SABC News </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/hiv-easier-live-activist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> activism hiv/aids treatment World AIDS Day Health Home page Tue, 03 Dec 2013 10:19:19 +0000 Intern 35946 at http://www.ngopulse.org Activists March to Highlight HIV/AIDS Plight http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/activists-march-highlight-hivaids-plight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Activists in Mpumalanga partake in a silent march with the aim of drawing attention to HIV/AIDS related issues </div> </div> </div> <p>A group of activists have staged a silent march at the country&#39;s main World AIDS Day event in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Made up of representatives from a number of human rights organisations, the group marched with an aim to draw attention to the issues facing people living with HIV/AIDS.&nbsp;<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"> SABC News </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/activists-march-highlight-hivaids-plight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> awareness politics treatment World AIDS Day Civil society Health Tue, 03 Dec 2013 10:17:32 +0000 Intern 35945 at http://www.ngopulse.org TB Infections on the Decrease - WHO http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/tb-infections-decrease-who <div class="field field-type-text field-field-item-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The rate of new tuberculosis infections has decreased internationally, according to WHO report </div> </div> </div> <p>The World Health Organisation (WHO) report has found that the rate of new tuberculosis (TB) infections has decreased internationally, however, about three million infected people escape diagnosis.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> WHO TB programme director at WHO Global, Mario Raviglione, states that the quality of TB care is what has driven down millions of TB deaths worldwide.<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"> The Citizen </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/newsflash/tb-infections-decrease-who" target="_blank">read more</a></p> infections treatment Tuberculosis Governance and democracy Health Home page Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:16:01 +0000 Intern 34800 at http://www.ngopulse.org Paediatric AIDS Treatment for Africa: Senior Programmes Manager http://www.ngopulse.org/opportunity/paediatric-aids-treatment-africa-senior-programmes-manager <div class="field field-type-date field-field-opportunity-start-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">14/05/0013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-organisation-name"> <table id="sn-announce-organisation-name" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="10"> <tr> <td> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paediatric AIDS Treatment for Africa </div> </div> </td> </tr> </table> </div> <div id="opportunity-expired">Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.</div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-opportunity-closing-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Opportunity closing date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">31/05/2013</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-opportunity-type"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Opportunity type:&nbsp;</div> Employment </div> </div> </div> Paediatric AIDS Treatment for Africa (PATA) is a NGO that supports multidisciplinary treatment teams of health care workers working to improve the quality of paediatric HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa.<br /> &nbsp;<p><a href="http://www.ngopulse.org/opportunity/paediatric-aids-treatment-africa-senior-programmes-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cape Town health care paediatric HIV care treatment Tue, 14 May 2013 12:56:39 +0000 teampata2 31288 at http://www.ngopulse.org