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Created at the Abuja 2001 Special Summit, AIDS Watch Africa (AWA) is an Africa-led instrument to stimulate leaders into action and mobilize the resources needed to address AIDS, TB and Malaria in an effective, sustainable and accountable manner.

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AIDS researchers seeking to cure HIV with a one-two punch got an early hint the approach may work by successfully using an old cancer drug to kick the virus out of hiding in a pilot study in Denmark.
The world needs to “scale up” its treatment of HIV – particularly in women and children – to achieve the cherished goal of a generation free of Aids, the former US president Bill Clinton has said.
In 2010, the United Nations announced that an AIDS-free generation was achievable if we focused on the most disadvantaged communities.
Over the past 10 years there has been significant progress in the response to HIV-related tuberculosis (TB), with a scale-up of integrated TB and HIV interventions saving an estimated 1.3 million lives between 2005 and 2011.
Stepping up the pace’, the theme of AIDS 2014, will require a new focus on key populations and geographical concentration of HIV, as well as intensified efforts to expand coverage of HIV testing and treatment, the 20th International AIDS Conference heard on Monday, in Melbourne.

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Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa need to intensify their battle against deprivation and prevent crises from setting back recent development advances, according to the global 2104 Human Development Report (HDR), launched here today by the United Nations Development Programme (UND
"It is very wrong and extremely sad for a civilian carrier to be an object of target by anyone, for whatever reasons. There must be an immediate and full international investigation into this unfortunate and deplorable incident. Those responsible must be made to account for this heinous crime. My prayers and heartfelt condolences go to the families, relatives and friends of the victims. Dr. Dlamini Zuma shared her grief with the victims while calling for justice to take its course.
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea 27 June 2014: More than 40 African Heads of State and Government committed Friday to work together to sustain efforts to defeat AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria on the continent.
The African Union Commission (AUC) and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, African Leaders Malaria Alliance, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and the United Nations Development Programme will convene a meeting of AIDS Watch Africa (AWA) Member States experts working on AIDS, TB and malaria responses.
The African Union (AU) joins the international community in celebrating the World Malaria Day under the theme "Invest in the future. Defeat malaria". The theme continues to reflect the renewed call for the urgent need for more resources continentally and globally to eliminate malaria.