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
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
The present report focuses on the situation of human rights in Venezuela since 2018, while also analysing pertinent developments that took place beforehand. It highlights patterns of violations directly and indirectly affecting all human rights – civil, political, economic, social and cultural.… Read more
The Venezuelan Network of Positive People (RVG+) and the Coalition of NGOs of the Interior of the Country (COVIP) express their deep concern and total rejection with regard to the information offered by the Office of the Resident Coordinator in Venezuela in conjunction with the Office for the Coordination of United Nations Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Intersectoral Coordination Group UNETE, in their report covering January to April 2019, published on May 15, 2019, where they state that:
“10 million treatments were distributed to treat HIV, which ensured treatment of 50,000 people for three months in the 24 states, in collaboration with PAHO/WHO, UNAIDS, the Minister of Health (MPPS) and civil society organizations” .… Read more
In this new update, ICASO and ACCSI work together again to highlight the most important milestones that took place in Venezuela throughout 2018 and the beginning of 2019 with respect to HIV, malaria and tuberculosis in the context of the complex humanitarian emergency there.… Read more