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addition.gifThe HIV/AIDS Programme contributes to the reduction of the HIV/AIDS burden in the WHO Africa Region through support to member states to adopt and implement cost effective prevention, treatment, care and support interventions.

  • New recommendations show how to treat all people living with HIV and decrease new infections Harare, 27 November 2015 –The world  is poised to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 – provided it can accelerate the pace of progress achieved globally over the past 15 years, according to a new  World Health Organization (WHO) report. Already, much has been achieved. This year, the Millennium Development Goal that called for halting and reversing the spread of HIV on a global basis was met. By 2014, the number of HIV deaths was reduced by 42% - from…
  • Treat all people living with HIV, offer antiretrovirals as additional prevention choice for people at "substantial" risk 30 September 2015, Geneva - Anyone infected with HIV should begin antiretroviral treatment as soon after diagnosis as possible, WHO announced Wednesday. With its "treat-all" recommendation, WHO removes all limitations on eligibility for antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people living with HIV; all populations and age groups are now eligible for treatment.The expanded use of antiretroviral treatment is supported by recent findings from clinical trials confirming that early use of ART keeps people living with HIV alive, healthier and reduces the…
  • Combating HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria: Going from Progress to Impact Brazzaville, 20 March 2014 -- Evidence from Africa’s health sector suggests that 2013 was a fairly successful year in the fight against Africa’s ‘three big’ killer diseases – HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. By the end of 2013 and in early 2014, practically every major health report on the trio, and virtually all pronouncements on them by senior WHO officials in the African Region were upbeat. The cautiously optimistic pictures painted in these reports and pronouncements are bringing to an…
  • Meeting Calls for “Smart Investments” for enhanced impact on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria Brazzaville, 10 March 2014 – The 5th Inter-Agency Meeting on Coordination and Harmonization of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria strategies in Africa was held on Friday 7 March 2014 in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo.Opening  the one-day  meeting, WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Luis Sambo, urged African countries to  increase  investment in their health system infrastructure  in order to sustain the appreciable gains so far  made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria. He stated that although good…
  • Brazzaville Hosts 5th Inter-Agency Meeting on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria Brazzaville, 5 March 2014 – A two-day meeting of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria  programme experts from the  African Union (AU),  United Nations agencies, Regional  Economic Communities and a number of  health,  non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) got underway on Wednesday in Brazzaville, Congo. The meeting, being held under the theme “Taking stock of Africa’s achievements, challenges and directions in responding to HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria”, precedes a meeting of the Regional leaders  of the participating agencies…