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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Have a peaceful Holiday Season

No matter what may be going on all around you today, you can still live in perfect peace. Peace isn’t about what’s going on around you; it’s about what’s going on inside of you.
 (Joel Osteen.) Peace can bring you power in your life. Have a peaceful, powerful, and productive end of year.

Tis the season of giving , be kind to one another . Give to someone different this year, put a smile on the face of a child that is less fortunate.

See you all in the new year . Foadac is off to spend time with the children at the orphanage. Sharing the gifts that you have given them throughout the year.

Have a safe , happy , healthy and prosperous new year.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

WORLD AIDS DAY



The world has come a long way since 2000, achieving the global target of halting and reversing the spread of HIV.

New infections have fallen by 35% since 2000 and AIDS-related deaths by 24%. Some 16 million people are now receiving antiretroviral treatment – more than 11 million of them in Africa. Ten million men in East- and Southern Africa have volunteered for medical male circumcision – a procedure that reduces a man’s risk of contracting HIV by 60%.


But now it’s time to act even more boldly, to take innovative steps so the world can meet the Sustainable Development Goal target of ending the epidemic by 2030. This September, world leaders agreed ambitious interim targets to fast track efforts to end AIDS.

World AIDS DAY - 2015

TODAY IS WORLD AIDS DAY!!!
WHAT BETTER TIME TO LOOK AT SOME KEY FACTS (who)

HIV continues to be a major global public health issue, having claimed more than 34 million lives so far. In 2014, 1.2 [980 000–1.6 million] million people died from HIV-related causes globally.
There were approximately 36.9 [34.3–41.4] million people living with HIV at the end of 2014 with 2.0 [1.9–2.2] million people becoming newly infected with HIV in 2014 globally.
Sub-Saharan Africa is the most affected region, with 25.8 [24.0–28.7] million people living with HIV in 2014. Also sub-Saharan Africa accounts for almost 70% of the global total of new HIV infections.
HIV infection is often diagnosed through rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), which detect the presence or absence of HIV antibodies. Most often these tests provide same day test results; essential for same day diagnosis and early treatment and care.
There is no cure for HIV infection. However, effective antiretroviral (ARV) drugs can control the virus and help prevent transmission so that people with HIV, and those at substantial risk, can enjoy healthy and productive lives.
It is estimated that currently only 53% of people with HIV know their status. In 2014, approximately 150 million children and adults in 129 low- and middle-income countries received HIV testing services.

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