Follow Up Stories

UNDP and the Global Fund sign grant to strengthen the national response to HIV and AIDS in Angola
New York - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund signed a US$30 million grant to reduce

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UNDP and the Global Fund sign US$8.7m grant to scale up HIV prevention measures in Afghanistan
New York - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund signed a US$8.7 million grant to scale

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The Lancet: Transgender rights are critical for the health and well-being of transgender people in Asia and the Pacific
ransgender rights received unprecedented recognition in Asia and across the world in 2015. However, a new Series published in The

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AIDS 2016 – Risks, rights and health: Taking stock of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law
Four years after the Global Commission on HIV and the Law released its report on the impact of laws, policies

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New report provides guidelines for the examination of patent applications relating to pharmaceuticals
The United Nations Development Programme has released a new publication, titled Guidelines for the Examination of Patent Applications relating to

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New UNDP HIV, Health and Development Strategy 2016-2021
UNDP has released its new HIV, Health and Development Strategy 2016-2021: Connecting the Dots. The strategy elaborates UNDP's work on

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India: Social protection allows people with HIV to live with dignity
The news came during a business trip to Goa. A trucker by profession, he used to drive across the country

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Review of Country Progress in addressing legal and policy barriers to universal access to HIV services in Asia and the
UNDP, UNAIDS and ESCAP have jointlyed released a review of country prograess in addressing legal and policy barriers to universal

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Laws criminalizing drug possession can cause more harm
Coca farmers sell coca leaves at a market in Villa 14 de Septiembre village in Bolivia. Photo: Carlos Cazalis/Corbis By

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We Cannot Achieve Gender Equality without Drug Policy Reform
UN Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These ambitious goals aim

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The latest issue of our Newsletter – December 2015 – is out!
The latest issue of our Newsletter - December 2015 - is out! Follow the link below to get caught up

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UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines Issues Call for Contributions
The United Nations Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines is inviting contributions for consideration that address the policy incoherence

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Strengthening the use of competition law to promote access to health technologies LMICs
Promoting competition within the pharmaceutical market has proven to be an effective strategy in reducing the price and increasing the

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Ending AIDS: it takes more than two and a half men
The media has gone crazy over the disclosure of the HIV status of one of America's most controversial television stars,

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Helen Clark: Statement on World AIDS Day
AIDS continues to be a major global health and development challenge. Since its emergence as one of the most brutal

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Breakthrough brings cost of HIV treatment to under $100 per patient per year
Geneva – UNDP has achieved significant reductions in the price of HIV medicines that it procures, bringing down the cost

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Secretary-General Appoints Two Former Presidents, 14 Others as Members of High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the establishment of a high-level panel on health technology innovation and access. Comprising

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New grant to support human rights in 10 African countries
New York - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund have signed a US$10.5 million grant to

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Upcoming human rights grant will tackle barriers to access in Africa
A new regional program focusing on legal and policy change in Africa has been invited to proceed to grant-making. The

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Asia-Pacific sees progress on the protection of LGBTI people but obstacles remain
Hanoi, 14 October 2015 – Over the past decade, some 25 countries and territories across Asia and the Pacific have

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Regional framework for addressing health and human rights needs of trans people in Asia-Pacific released
Bangkok – A regional Blueprint that specifically addresses the health needs and human rights of transgender people in Asia and

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