11-30 | This year the World AIDS Day theme remains the same as that of 2011, "Getting to zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths". And the same, big question hangs over it: “Is this too ambitious?” The latest UNAIDS report gives encouraging news that a 50% reduction in the rate of new HIV infections (HIV incidence) has been achieved in 25 low and middle-income countries – more than half in Africa, the region most affected by HIV – between 2001 and 2011. Africa has cut AIDS-related deaths by one third in the past six years.
11-15 | New MSF multinational study of paediatric TB/HIV co-infection confirms crisis of undiagnosed TB among childrenData from the largest-ever multinational cohort of children infected with both tuberculosis (TB) and HIV, released by the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), shows there is an urgent need for better TB tests for children.
Implementation of new test increases drug-resistant TB diagnosis while shortening treatment initiation time
11-13 | Results from the largest multi-country implementation of the new rapid tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic test reveal an urgent need to address the growing global crisis of drug-resistant TB (DR-TB), according to the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
9-24 | More than 2,000 white tents line the green hills near the village of Bambasi, in western Ethiopia. Since July, they have been home to 12,000 Sudanese refugees who fled their homeland and are now taking sanctuary from conflict in a camp established by the Ethiopian authorities and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
8-28 | South Sudan: a humanitarian crisisUganda: Escaping conflict in KivuDemocratic Republic of Congo: Malaria outbreakBurkina Faso: malnutrition decreaseZimbabwe: HIV : from Washington to Harare