“HIV/AIDS is “an insidious and relentless foe, more destructive than any army, any conflict, and any weapon of mass destruction” – Colin Powel
BY SIMON WELDEMICHAEL
Throughout history, there have been many devastating pandemics and disasters around the globe. While humanity has experienced great mortality through wars and pandemics, few things have
inflicted death and raised anxiety to the degree of HIV/AIDS. Beyond the various pandemics and complex conflicts, HIV/AIDS has disrupted and destroyed the lives of many. Ominously, HIV/AIDS continues to cause large numbers of deaths and contributes to much of the misery of plaguing humankind. Continue reading HIV/AIDS: Threat to Society and Security→
ACCORDING to UNAIDS, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remains the region most heavily affected by the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. Specifically, of the 35 million people living with HIV, approximately 25 million are living in SSA, and the region accounted for 74% of all the people dying from AIDS-related causes in 2013.
However, amidst these stark figures and though HIV/AIDS remains one of Africa’s most significant public health challenges, significant progress has been made. For example, prior to 2001, HIV/AIDS treatment in Africa was nearly nonexistent; yet, now some 86% of people in SSA living with HIV are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), and nearly 76% of them have achieved viral suppression. Continue reading Eritrea’s Progress Combating HIV/AIDS→
SUDANESE authorities and popular bodies have evacuated two thousands Ethiopian nationals from the locality of El-Dabba in the Northern state following discovery of several Hepatitis and AIDS cases among them.
A SIDE event on thd “Innovations Driving Health MDGs in Eritrea” will be jointly organized by the Government of Eritrea and the UN Country Team on the margins of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly on 26th September at UN Conference Room #5, UN Main Secretariat.
THE Fifteenth Edition of ‘Eri-News’, a bi-weekly electronic newsletter prepared by the Press Section at the Permanent Mission of the State of Eritrea to the AU and UNECA, is out today.
In this edition, some of the topics included are EU’s commitment to Strengthen Engagement and Partnership with Eritrea; Eritrea’s Progress in Combating HIV/AIDS; and Eritrea’s Membership in Regional and Continental Organizations.