The Medicines Patent Pool and Otsuka Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Paediatric Formulations of Delamanid for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
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The Medicines Patent Pool and Otsuka Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Paediatric Formulations of Delamanid for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Otsuka to accelerate the development and manufacturing of, and access to, paediatric formulations containing delamanid for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Delamanid 50mg tablet was recently added to the World Health Organization’s Essential ...

October 12, 2017
UNAIDS and UNFPA launch road map to stop new HIV infections
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UNAIDS and UNFPA launch road map to stop new HIV infections

Global HIV Prevention Coalition holds first meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, to find ways to strengthen and sustain political commitment for HIV prevention As part of global efforts to end AIDS as a public health threat, UNAIDS, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and partners have launched ...

October 12, 2017
Maraviroc-Containing PrEP Regimens Found to be Safe in Women
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Maraviroc-Containing PrEP Regimens Found to be Safe in Women

HIV infections continue to occur at a rate of >2 million globally each year with women accounting for a little over 50% of infections. Although the overall incidence of HIV infections in the United States has decreased in recent years, certain populations remain particularly vulnerable, including racial/ethnic ...

October 09, 2017
ECUO ensures NGOs development in EECA
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ECUO ensures NGOs development in EECA

On October 5, the activists of country consortia of the regional program Partnership, implemented by East Europe and Central Asia Union of People Living with HIV (ECUO) with support from the Global Fund, took part in the online seminar "Best Practices as a tool for ...

October 06, 2017
ECAB experts in Romania will discuss access to treatment of viral hepatitis
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ECAB experts in Romania will discuss access to treatment of viral hepatitis

On October 6-8, in Bucharest (Romania), will be held the 10th meeting of the Community Advisory Board in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECAB). The core discussions will be devoted to the issues of treatment of viral hepatitis and HIV as a co-infection.  David Ananiashvili, permanent participant of ECAB, Director of the Georgian GROUP PLUS and representative of the East ...

October 04, 2017
ECUO will hold EECA CAB in renewed format
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ECUO will hold EECA CAB in renewed format

On November 12-15, 2017, the ECUO organizes a meeting of the Community Advisory Board in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA CAB) in the updated format. In early October, on the website eeca-cab.org the call for applications to participate in the meeting will be announced. The representatives of patient organizations from 14 countries of the EECA, regional agencies ...

October 02, 2017
Armenia prepares to move on state financing of HIV programs
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Armenia prepares to move on state financing of HIV programs

On October 6, the first meeting of working group on development of the "Transitional plan on state financing" was held in Yerevan. The working group includes the representatives of state agencies, international organizations, as well as representatives of civil sector and activists working in the field of combating HIV. "Unfortunately, the group lacks the representatives of the Ministry of Finance of Armenia, which, ...

October 02, 2017
ECUO Parents Union addressed for assistance to the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
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ECUO Parents Union addressed for assistance to the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

In Kazakhstan, more frequent become the cases of ungrounded denial to assign the disability of HIV-positive children that leads to restrictions on equal access to basic standards of social services for all children affected by HIV/AIDS epidemic. Regarding the situation, the ECUO Parent Union officially addressed the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Baktyzhan Sagintayev, with a request to take this situation under his control. It can be solved based on the successful experience of South Kazakhstan area where ...

October 02, 2017
Andrey Yarovoi: “If not to change the punitive approaches in the national drug policy, the IDUs will not have access to quality services in Kyrgyzstan”
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Andrey Yarovoi: “If not to change the punitive approaches in the national drug policy, the IDUs will not have access to quality services in Kyrgyzstan”

Andrey Yarovoi: expert of the regional expert group (REG) of the program "Partnership" implemented by the ECUO. Member of the ENPUD Coordination Council, a member of OST Association of Ukraine.   On September 18-19, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, was held the National Conference "New challenges: HIV and TB", ...

October 02, 2017
We must act outside the box: Copenhagen discussed strengthening the sustainability of HIV programs
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We must act outside the box: Copenhagen discussed strengthening the sustainability of HIV programs

On September 25-26, the national HIV programs managers of eastern European, central Asian and non-European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries got together for a regional meeting held at the WHO European Office in Copenhagen. Vladimir Zhovtyak, ECUO President, as a representative of international PLWH community, participated ...

October 02, 2017