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World AIDS Day 2016

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December 1 marks the observance of World AIDS Day 2016, now 35 years since the first AIDS cases were discovered in 1981. The HIV/AIDS epidemic has transformed the way the world deals with emerging infectious disease threats.  An unprecedented global response has slowed the epidemic, but persistent challenges indicate there is much work to be done – we must continue to stay on the FAST-TRACK. 

FHI 360 continues to be on the forefront of the HIV/AIDS response, as we have been for three decades. Please consider reading FHI 360’s featured World AIDS Day content. (more…)

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign (November 25 – December 10)

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This year marks the 25th year of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, initiated in 1991 and coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. Given such insecurity and lack of safety in relation to education, and informed by the results of a global survey, the theme of the 16 Days Campaign is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All”. This theme recognizes that structural discrimination and inequality is perpetuated in a cycle of violence that does not end even when girls and young women are in the act of gaining an education. Gender-based violence with respect to the right to education is a consistent threat in public spaces, schools, and homes and is a detriment to the universal human right to education and it is our obligation to focus on the precarious situation of education for girls and boys, young women and men this year through the 16 Days Campaign. (more…)

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Community-based model of differentiated care for stable patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) off to a good start in Nigeria

Treatment of HIV with antiretroviral (ARV) drugs in Nigeria has traditionally been provided in hospitals. The United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) estimates that about 95% HIV service delivery takes place within health facilities. With global efforts geared towards ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat, and the new guidance to treat all people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) regardless of clinical symptoms or CD4 count, the number of people placed on ART in Nigeria is projected to quickly increase from the current figure of about 800,000 to about 2.5 million. (more…)

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Reaching the base of the pyramid

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As a global healthcare company with over 90 years of experience in innovation and leadership in diabetes care, Novo Nordisk has made a long-term commitment to improving access to treatment for people with diabetes. (more…)

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