AIDS-Related Deaths Fall 38% In East And Southern Africa: UN

The number of AIDS-related deaths dropped 38 percent in Eastern and Southern Africa between 2005 and 2011, an enormous feat the UN attributes to increased availability of life-saving drugs and expanded awareness campaigns. According to a July report released by UNAIDS, 800,000 people in the “epicenter of the AIDS crisis” succumbed to the disease in…

Africa records significant decline in HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria cases

By Paul Okediji Africa has been making progress concerning achieving the sixth MDG. The fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria is being sustained in many parts of the continent – even stepped up. This is noteworthy as some other regions of the world (developed and developing) are showing worrying signs of regression, particularly for HIV/AIDS.…

Africa records steep declines in HIV incidence and malaria deaths

By Paul Okediji Africa has been making progress concerning achieving the sixth MDG. The fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria is being sustained in many parts of the continent – even stepped up. This is noteworthy as some other regions of the world (developed and developing) are showing worrying signs of regression, particularly for HIV/AIDS.…

Prevalence of Malaria, HIV/AIDS and TB declines in Africa

It is good news that the 2010 Report on MDGs in Africa clearly shows that there is decline in the prevalence of malaria, HIV/AIDS and malaria on the continent. Progress is being made in a number of countries but is being constrained by two major factors. The need for increased financing Civil/ violent conflicts that…