Tag: AIDS

Rwanda contributes $2.5mn in fight against AIDS

According to Rwanda’s Minister of Health, Dr. Diane Gashumba, the country has contributing $2.5million to the Global Fund’s appeal to raise at least $14billion to step up the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Still in the country, today is the last day of the 3rd edition of YouthConnekt Africa Summit that brought together youth from all over the continent to discuss Africa’s most pressing issues and their possible solutions. To make sense of the headlines, TV and Multimedia Editor of New Times, Olivia Ikilezi joins CNBC Africa.

Impact of Africa’s poor healthcare on quality of life

Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS says a government-driven approach will not make access to healthcare universal to Africans at such a coalition like the African Business Coalition for health is needed. He joins CNBC Africa’s Wole Famurewa to discuss the impact of poor healthcare on quality of life in Africa.

Innovation can assist in the end of the AIDS epidemic by 2030, here’s how

A United Nations initiative backed by global experts has set its sights on an ambitious programme to bring an end to the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

Key takeaways from the 2018 International AIDS Conference

CNBC Africa is joined by Nqobile Ndlovu from the African Society for Laboratory Medicine with the outcomes of this year's International AIDS Conference which was held in Amsterdam. One of these developments includes the first ever price ceiling agreement which could guarantee access and proper healthcare for East and Sub-Saharan Africa.

HIV-Aids still seen as an African disease 35 years on – Michael Mol

HIV-Aids still seen as an African disease 35 years on - Michael Mol

Kenyans are first in Africa to get generic of latest AIDS drug

By Daniel Wesangula Kenya is the first African country to start using a generic version of the latest AIDS drug that can improve and prolong the lives of tens of thousands of people...

U.S. suspends aid to Kenyan health ministry over corruption concerns

Katharine Houreld | NAIROBI The U.S. government has suspended $21 million in direct aid to Kenya's Ministry of Health amid concern over corruption, the embassy said on Tuesday, giving emphasis to an issue that...

How Trump’s proposed US aid cuts will affect healthcare in Africa

As part of his proposed first budget, US President Donald Trump has threatened to cut US aid to levels not seen since the 1970s and 1990s. This could have a devastating effect on healthcare in Africa.
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