Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
US agency to help end AIDS, cervical cancer in Africa

By News Express on 14/05/2018

Views: 1,002


The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the George W. Bush Institute, and the UNAIDS have announced The Partnership to End AIDS and Cervical Cancer among HIV-positive women in Africa.

PEPFAR, Bush Institute, and UNAIDS said the renewed partnership would accelerate lifesaving efforts to help end AIDS and cervical cancer in Africa in eight sub-Saharan African countries to commemorate Mother’s Day.

The partnership would ensure efforts are more effective and at a lower cost by refocusing on reaching HIV-positive women in eight target countries.

The countries are Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

According to UNAIDS – The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS – there are more than 3.5 million women living with HIV in these eight countries.

The U.S. Department of State said pending congressional approval, the United States would invest over 30 million dollars through the renewed partnership.

It would build on the earlier successes of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon by refocusing resources and advocacy efforts for greater impact in the eight African countries to prevent cervical cancer progression and mortality among HIV-positive women.

Amb. Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, said PEPFAR had saved millions of women who were HIV-positive.

Birx said: “Thanks to the generosity of the American people, PEPFAR has saved the lives of millions of HIV-positive women around the world,” said

“We must ensure these same women – mothers, daughters, aunts, and grandmothers – who are living with HIV and thriving do not succumb to cervical cancer.

“By focusing on eight African countries where the HIV prevalence rate in women is over 10 per cent and cervical cancer mortality among women is the highest, this partnership would accelerate our lifesaving impact.”

Holly Kuzmich, Executive Director of the Bush Institute, said the partnership would reach millions of people.

Kuzmich said: “Building on the success of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, the Bush Institute is thrilled to enter this renewed partnership with PEPFAR and UNAIDS, which will have an even greater impact and save more lives.

“Our work has saved thousands, but this partnership will reach millions.

“On the fifteenth anniversary of PEPFAR, there is not a more appropriate time to deepen our partnership and see the vision of President and Mrs. Bush come full circle – that women who survive AIDS also live full lives free of cervical cancer.”

According to UNAIDS, women who are HIV-positive are four to five times more likely to develop invasive cervical cancer.

The partnership also included an accelerated strategy for prevention, screening, and treatment that would drastically reduce cervical cancer in HIV-positive women and significantly lower nationwide cervical cancer rates in sub-Saharan Africa.

Michel Sidibe, Executive Director of UNAIDS and Undersecretary General of the UN said: “The partnership will allow us to respond to cervical cancer among women living with HIV like never before.

“The partnership’s new strategy, which includes cervical cancer screening every two years for women living with HIV over the age of 30, aims to reduce cervical cancer incidence by 95 percent among this population in the targeted countries.”

More than 100,000 women are diagnosed annually with cervical cancer in sub-Saharan Africa, where it is the leading killer of women, UNAIDS said. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 14/05/2018 12:34:39 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
JAMB adopts e-PIN vending registration to prevent exam...

Sani Bello repositions Niger State economy, says Nigeria's...

Fake banker docked for N50.4m fraud, remanded in...

Alleged Certificate Forgery: Sokoto Rep member under investigation;...

APC chieftain makes case for Kogi’s recognition as...

Third Mainland Bridge: Lagos Government apologises to motorists...

5 Unity Schools shut over Boko Haram •Soldiers...

Ugwuanyi has changed our narrative — Enugu skill...

Facebook unveils Online Youth Safety Programme for Nigerian...

Bayelsa Assembly moves to outlaw open grazing

Anambra 2017: I am the most qualified aspirant...

MTN hires another senior banker

 

Latest News 2 arrested for having sex in public in Maiduguri Husband, wife, son found dead in Lagos apartment Jonathan gets new appointment Cattle rustling, kidnapping now attract death penalty in Katsina CAN Presidency: We didn’t endorse Ayokunle’s re-election — Northern Christians Islamic State terrorists release new guerrilla war manual APC NWC summons emergency meeting over Zamfara Apapa gridlock: Operation Totality Enforcement begins Protesters litter Edo Assembly with faeces Attah to Buhari: Implement true federalism now or Nigeria disintegrates Okowa commissions Admiralty University, lauds collaboration between military, centres of learning Oil spills: Bayelsa communities accuse regulators of complicity with IOCs

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (482,407 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (420,378 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (358,840 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (307,240 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (271,121 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (241,671 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (229,756 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (211,551 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (203,865 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (200,918 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (181,639 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (181,631 views)

 

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (91) Business & Economy (4,278) Business Verdict (71) Columnists (1,035) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (615) Features (754) Global Business Monitor (366) ICT Monitor (44) International (3,479) Interview (180) Live Commentary (29) Love Matters (161) Maggie's Blog (276) News (46,528) Opinion (1,244) Pidgin (17) Politics (10,826) Religion (1,009) Sports (2,013) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera