A Briefing for Venezuelan Civil Society
After eliminating malaria in the 1960s, Venezuela was responsible for 53% of cases (519,109) and 80% of deaths (456) from the disease in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017.1 Recent estimates for 2018 show a 1260% increase in the number of malaria cases in Venezuela compared to the year 2000.… Read more
By Leopoldo Villegas and Mary Ann Torres
In the 1960s, Venezuela was the first country in the world that eliminated malaria in 70% of its territory. This achievement helped reshape the public health landscape of the country.
The malaria morbidity and mortality rates are staggering.… Read more
Four Hidden Messages from the UNAIDS Global AIDS Update 2019: A Community Briefing
On 16 July 2019,
UNAIDS published its Global AIDS Update, entitled “Communities at the Centre:
Defending Rights, Breaking Barriers, Reaching People with HIV Services”.
The 316-page report provides a detailed analysis of epidemic trends, human rights- and gender-related barriers to access, quality of care, and the investment landscape.… Read more
The inclusion of the commitment to universal health coverage (UHC) in the sustainable development goals (SDGs) provides an opportunity to ensure that the role community plays in the health response is fully understood and supported as a core ingredient to leaving no one behind. This reported, supported by ICASO and other Free Space Process (FSP) partners, builds on the exceptionally rich experience of community in the HIV response and makes the cases for a Global Framework on Community Responses for Health. The report is an important background document to help define community “asks” in lead up to the UHC high level meeting and subsequent evaluations of progress in meeting the SDGs.… Read more
31 July 2019 – In recent months, the role and legacy of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has been called into question. A leadership controversy, augmented by sexual harassment reports and rumors of plans to dismantle the agency, have hurt the institution and the global AIDS response.… Read more