Leaders from China and Africa met in Gabarone, Botswana this week for the 4th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Cooperation in order to strengthen collaboration in health development and share knowledge and technology. The two day roundtable from 6-7 May was the first to be held in Africa.
As we come together here this evening, we should remember those who have died from AIDS-related causes, but we should also look optimistically to the future. We know that we have made tremendous progress, and we know that we have the knowledge, the resources and the will to make even greater progress in the years to come.
Message from UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé
GENEVA, 17 May 2013—More than 30 years ago, gay men lit the first spark that kindled the world’s response to the AIDS epidemic. Thanks to the audacity and courage of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people, we have now seen extraordinary progress against AIDS around the world.
UNAIDS China commends the Department of Education of Guangdong Province for removing restrictions preventing people living with HIV from serving as teachers from the newly issued Guangdong Province Teacher Eligibility Application Health Inspection Standards.
Welcome to the 4th issue of HIV this month! In this issue, we cover topics including: Risky behaviour does not increase among MSM on PrEP, Delivery of PrEP to populations at highest risk of HIV exposure is most cost-effective strategy, China's national free paediatric ART programme is shown to be effective and should be expanded, and more.
Welcome to the 3rd issue of HIV this month! In this issue, we cover topics including: HIV testing increases condom use, high treatment coverage reduces risk of new infections, community health workesr can improve PMTCT and other health outcomes, among other topics.
The 78th issue of the Media Report contains stories on China-Africa joint medical research, a new international survey on domestic violence and its findings relating to China and changes to regulations in Guangdong Province which mean that PLHIV can now be employed as teachers in Guangdong schools.
The 77th issue of the Media Report contains stories on the 4th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Cooperation, which took place this week in Botswana, as well as analysis of the harassment and discrimination which women living with HIV often face.
In 1995, the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women was held in Beijing. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the conference, the Ford Foundation’s Beijing office is offering 10 grants of up to US$25,000 each for individuals or organizations to tell their stories of the impact of the Beijing conference. The stories may focus on preparations for the conference in the early 1990s, or they may be about contemporary trends or phenomena that are influenced by the legacy of the conference, or they may cover the whole period. The stories may be told through new media, documentary, fiction, academic or popular writings, theatre, art, oral history, multimedia or other formats. Please see attached to find out more.
Asia Catalyst, a nonprofit that works with East and Southeast Asian advocates to promote the right to health, is launching a new training program. We are seeking applicants who want to receive coaching and mentoring to further their advocacy skills and plans. Beginning in May 2013, selected participants will attend workshops in Thailand and take part in monthly coaching calls with health rights experts. Participants will also be connected to their peers in the region for additional support and collaboration.