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  • Latest, most effective AIDS drugs not available in North Africa

    Zakaria Bahtout, the Programs Partners' Officer at ITPC MENA describes a protest targeting ViiV Healthcare, from the frontline in a conference in Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • Kenya re-classification set to reverse progress on AIDS

    Rose Kaberia, Regional Director for ITPC-East Africa, raises her concerns about the World Bank’s re-classification of Kenya. She describes her efforts, with others in Kenya, to get the Bank to reconsider. The re-classification of Kenya from a low income country to a lower middle-income country by the World Bank is a big mistake, and is set to reverse progress on HIV/AIDS. It will mean a significant withdrawal of much needed donor assistance, and our country will be exposed to exorbitant prices for life-saving drugs. I, and my colleagues from other Kenyan civil society organizations, recently met with the World Bank in Nairobi to urge them to reverse the decision to re-classify Kenya. The World Bank is already the target of a global campaign that aims to change how the World Bank re-classifies countries. So why do we think the re-classification of Kenya is wrong? Kenya still faces significant poverty and HIV burden Kenya ...

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'Be healthy - know your viral load' film

'Be healthy - know your viral load' film

ITPC launches new Africa-wide campaign ‘Be Healthy – Know your viral load’ encouraging people living with HIV to get a viral load test, and demanding governments to provide routine viral load testing to all people living with HIV. Partnering with AIDS & Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) and eleven national partners from across the region, the campaign got started with a march in Lusaka on 30 October. Check out the new website http://www.knowyourviralload.org/

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