The long term effect of HIV both on a macro and micro economic level has been noted to have an effect on the Gross domestic product (GDP) of countries with high prevalence rates – in fact having a negative effect of between 0.5 and 1.7 per cent on their per capita GDPs. CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera spoke to Board Chair of Global Fund, Donald Kaberuka for more.
The number of new HIV infections is on the rise in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), a step back to previous efforts to curb the virus on the continent. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Regional Director, Mabingue Ngom joins CNBC Africa for more.
Outdated legislation are some of the biggest hindrances in the fight to stop the spread of HIV according to experts at the ongoing Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Conference in Kigali – CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera caught up with Legal Advisor to Kenya Sex Workers Alliance (KESWA), Munjiru Wanjiru for more.
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.
The One Campaign is calling for strong funding and smart investments to accelerate the fight against HIV over the next four years, as the World marks HIV day on Saturday, the first of December. Innocent Edache, Project Manager, Make Naija Stronger at One Campaign joins CNBC Africa to discuss this development.
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.
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.
Griffins Manguro | Ghent University The World Health Organisation (WHO) has clear markers on the road to controlling the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. By 2020, about nine out of every ten people should know their...