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Ghana: UNAIDS Ghana Head Lauds Xinhua's Aids Reporting

Source: All Africa

Accra — The Ghana Country Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Girmay Haile, has lauded the Xinhua News Agency for its role in supporting the work of the UN agency.

Xinhua's consistent involvement in UNAIDS' fight against HIV, both here in Ghana and at the world stage, showed the news agency's commitment to raising public awareness on the importance of responding to the epidemic, said Haile to Xinhua on Thursday.

In March, UNAIDS and Xinhua signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to find innovative solutions to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030.More







China will boost UN development aid

Source: China net

The amount that China will provide to United Nations efforts toward global sustainable development in 2020 will be $100 million more than it gave last year, Premier Li Keqiang said in New York on Monday. In addition, the country's contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will amount to $18 million in the next three years, Li announced at United Nations headquarters.


He made the remarks while addressing the Roundtable on the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Global Process and China's Practice, which was hosted by China's UN permanent mission.More





135 university students in Jiangxi contract AIDS, 7 dead

Source: China net

Thirty-seven universities in Nanchang, capital of southern Jiangxi Province, found 135 students were infected with HIV and seven among them were killed by the disease by the end of August, 2016, the local center for disease control and prevention has reported.

HIV infection has spread increasingly on campuses during the past five years, as the growth rate of affected students rose by 43.16 percent.

In 2008, university students affected by AIDS accounted for 5.77 percent of the entire young population succumbing to the disease nationwide; in 2014, the rate surged to16.58 percent.More


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