On Going Events

Current Events in the HIV/AIDS Non Profit World

Sept 2000


Sept 13, 2000
The World Bank Approves $500 million for HIV/AIDS The World Bank approved a $500 million credit line to help Africa cope with the pervasion of AIDS.

July 2003

July 9, 2003
President Bush goes to Senegal to announce PEPFAR President Bush went on a five-day Africa tour of Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda and Nigeria. He announced PEPFAR efforts in Senegal and hoped to impact the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. He also wanted the US Ministry of Health to work with the Ministries of health of other Africa Nations in the fight against AIDS.

August 2008

Aug 4, 2008
The Politics of Fighting AIDS in Africa As this year's International Aids Conference begins in Mexico City, African governments and civil society need to act more stringently to fight against the spread of AIDS in Africa.

September 2008


Sept 21, 2008
President Bush asks Congress for 30 Billion USD for PEPFAR US President George W. Bush is urging Congress to authorize an additional 30 billion US dollars to fight HIV and AIDS in Africa.

Sept 30, 2008
New Minister of Health in South Africa
The South African Government appoints a new Minister of Health. The new Minister has new guidelines for testing for HIV/AIDS in infants and plans to change the supplier for many of the HIV/AIDS testing equipment.

Sept 30, 2008
East African NGOs Meet
The NGO community met to discuss the successes and failures of the HIV/AIDS relief efforts. UNAIDS, The William J Clinton Foundation CHAI initiative, and UNICEF were at the event. The group met together to plan to create a more unified effort and sharing resources for suppliers for HIV/AIDS testing equipment and medication.

October 2008

Oct 1, 2008
Kenyan NGOs meet to Discuss new relief package
NGOs in Kenya met to discuss how to most effectively spend the relief package to have the most positive impact and to be able to impact the largest amount of those affected by HIV/AIDS.


Oct 18, 2008
President Bush Looks Back on AIDS Relief Efforts
PEPFAR (President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) is the largest commitment made by any nation in history to fight a single disease. President Bush first started this plan in 2003 and Congress extended the commitment by passing the bill again in July of 2008. Today, PEPFAR supports anti-retroviral treatment for 1.7 in Sub-Saharan Africa.

November 2008

Nov 14, 2008
President Bush Receives Humanitarian Award President Bush on Wednesday received the Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award in recognition of his administration's efforts to advance HIV/AIDS, health and development efforts in Africa. PEPFAR has been one of the greatest successes in the Bush Administration.

Nov 14, 2008
African Leaders Meet to talk Relief Efforts Admist a Financial Crisis Africa: Global Health Leaders Urge Continued Aid During Financial Turmoil. Leaders met to discuss how it is still important to donate to relief efforts even though the world economy is going through a recession.

Nov 21, 2008
AIDS By the Numbers
This article gives a new look at the overall impact HIV/AIDS is having on the continent of Africa. It shows more than just the number of those who have died but the impact it is having on the GDPs of many African nations.

December 2008

Dec 1, 2008
UNAIDS deputy director speaks live UNAIDS deputy director Kathleen Cravero answered your questions in a live Forum from Geneva. People sent in questions and she answered them. You can hear first hand what it is like to be an AIDS relief worker. She goes on to talk about what her career in nonprofit work has been like.

Dec 3, 2008
Story from a former relief worker Story about what life is like as a HIV/AIDS relief worker in Africa. This story chronicles the trials and tribulations of relief efforts. It also tells the story of what there is left to do as a relief worker in the non profit realm today.

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