UNAIDSJoint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
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CIPS Principal retired Maj Gen Mazhar Saleem Khan and UNAIDS Country Director Dr Mamadou L.
Sakho, Country Director, UNAIDS country office for Pakistan and Afghanistan signed the MoU on the behalf of the two organizations.
The agreement highlights a shared vision to end AIDS and builds on the strengths and experiences of both Australia and UNAIDS to form a collaborative partnership.
The UNAIDS report gave very encouraging statistics about the reduction of HIV incidence (i.
In an in-depth review of the current status of TB and HIV in Myanmar by WHO and UNAIDS, both organizations also stressed to reduce the burden of TB in HIV-infected individuals, said the release.
According to UNAIDS, generic competition in the pharmaceutical industry, fostered by the use of intellectual property flexibilities, helped in making the prices of life-saving medicines more affordable for the past 15 years.
About 15 million people are on life-saving drugs and the global response to HIV has averted 30 million new infections and nearly 8 million deaths since 2000, UNAIDS said on the sidelines of a conference on development finance in Addis Ababa.
UNAIDS officials are optimistic the 15-day campaign will top Argentina's efforts in 2012.
According to UNAIDS, in 2013 one third of women living with HIV did not have access to life-saving medicines and some 240,000 children became infected with HIV, although during the last five years access to antiretroviral medicines for pregnant women who have HIV have helped 900,000 children to be born free of HIV.
Since 1990, the number of cases has climbed by 286%, reaching around 14,000 cases in 2012, UNAIDS reported.
UNAIDS released a report in March that reveals its plans and actions to date.
Armenian Health Minister Derenik Dumanyan received Dr Jean-Elie Malkin, Director of the UNAIDS Regional