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Recently, WACI Health led diverse South African stakeholders in the TB community, including representatives of civil society, the private sector, TB-affected communities, and other constituencies, developed a set of key asks proposing specific commitments and targets for the draft political declaration of the High-Level Meeting. This comes at a time...

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), a virus that causes Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), is one of the world’s most serious health and development challenges. Since the beginning of HIV/AIDS epidemic, more than 70 million people have been infected with HIV and an estimate of 35 million people have died. In 2016,...

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Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and indeed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are goals that many countries in the African Region have adopted. While healthcare is a basic human right, likely to be accessible and affordable in developed nations, healthcare access remains beyond the reach of many individuals including women...

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Source: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/04/declaration-action-improving-immunization-africa/ By Joyce Nganga Joyce Nganga is policy advisor with WACI Health, an African regional health advocacy NGO headquartered in Kenya. Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, got her granddaughter immunized using a mix of private and public clinics. Credit: Veronique Magnin – Habari Kibra Volunteer NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS) -...

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Despite progress in development and delivery of efficacious HIV prevention interventions, more than one million HIV incident cases are recorded annually. There is global momentum to fast track HIV prevention when evidence from countries that have reached treatment targets demonstrates that the world will not end AIDS without stemming new...

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– Results of TAC survey of 207 public clinics shows TB infection control still falling short.        – Government must urgently conduct an infection control audit of all public facilities JOHANNESBURG, 19th MARCH 2018 – In the run up to World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on 24 March 2018, the Treatment...

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