Monthly Archive: December 2015

Health workforce shortage weakens AIDS response

Health workforce shortage weakens AIDS response

While the U.S. government has helped train more than 140,000 healthcare workers through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief since the program was re-authorized in 2008, Africa still needs more than one million healthcare workers to address a critical shortage, U.S. Global AIDS Ambassador Dr. Deborah Birx said Monday at a Capitol Hill briefing. Speakers at the briefing, which was organized by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, IntraHealth, and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, said no disease requires more healthcare workers in Africa than HIV. Author: Rabita Aziz

5 ways to end AIDS by 2030

5 ways to end AIDS by 2030

When it started in the early 1980s, everyone was scared. No one knew how to help the people who were filling U.S. hospitals and then swiftly dying, or what to do for others suffering the same fate around the world. It was 1984 when one U.S. health official expressed hope for a vaccine within two years. Author: Margarite Nathe 

World AIDS Day 2015

World AIDS Day 2015

Around the world, World AIDS Day is being commemorated by millions of people. Today, we celebrate the incredible progress that has been made in the fight against the disease and the millions of lives that have been saved, honour those who have died in the struggle, and show our support for those people living with HIV. Today we also look ahead, with the commitment to end the epidemic by 2030. Source: The Global Fund