GENEVA, May 23 / PRNewswire / – The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on the containment of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, threatening the advances that have been made in the past few decades. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has issued a new report urgently calling for this progress to be maintained by all means necessary.
According to the report published today, the Global Fund and its partners have saved the lives of around 38 million people since 2002 – six million in 2019 alone. This is 20 percent more than in 2018. This positive development is primarily due to the more efficient provision of health services , a higher success rate in identifying and treating the sick, lower costs for health products and improved collaboration between the partners of the Global Fund. In the Global Fund’s partner countries, overall deaths from AIDS, TB and malaria have decreased by almost 50 percent since the peak of the epidemics.
However, the report also shows that these advances could be largely lost due to the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic: deaths and infection numbers related to HIV, TB and malaria could skyrocket in the next 12 months.
“This year’s earnings report shows that we as a global community, led by committed local people, are able to drive disease back,” said Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund. “We have made remarkable progress, but now COVID-19 threatens to destroy the results of our hard work. We must not allow that, we must fight it together.”
The most important results from the partner countries in 2019:
– 20.1 million people received HIV antiretroviral therapy – 718,000 HIV-positive mothers were given medication to protect their own lives and prevent the transmission of HIV to their babies – 5.7 million people have been tested and treated for tuberculosis – 160 million mosquito nets were distributed to protect 320 million people – mostly children – from malaria over the next three years The results presented in the report are the result of the joint work of a wide range of actors within the Global Fund partnership, including governments, multilateral organizations, bilateral partners, civil society groups, people affected by the diseases and the private sector.
In 2019, the Global Fund made great progress in various areas: Although girls are still disproportionately more likely than boys to be infected with HIV, the infection rate among adolescent girls and young women in 13 focus countries of the Global Fund south of the Sahara is year on year 2010 down 51 percent. The Global Fund also supported the procurement of 3.7 million self-diagnostic tests for HIV. Having access to a variety of testing methods is critical to eliminating the threat of HIV.
In the 13 countries with the highest tuberculosis burden, the Global Fund, in collaboration with the Stop TB Partnership and the WHO, succeeded in narrowing the gap between actual and reported tuberculosis cases from 49 percent in 2014 to 33 percent in 2018. The aim here is to find people with undiagnosed TB who have not yet been treated and reported as a result. Without treatment, the disease can be fatal and infected people can spread it further.
To protect people from malaria, the Global Fund worked successfully with partners to reduce the cost of insecticide-treated mosquito nets to under $ 2 each. The cost of a malaria treatment fell to $ 0.58 in 2019. Also thanks to these cost savings, 14 million additional mosquito nets were purchased and 24 million more people were treated for malaria.
Now these achievements are acutely threatened by COVID-19. The report shows that the number of HIV tests in some locations has decreased by 50 percent. There has been a decrease of up to 75 percent in reported TB cases. This could lead to an increase in new infections, as people who are unaware of their disease could infect others. In many countries campaigns to distribute mosquito nets have had to be postponed due to the current pandemic, so that vulnerable people – most of them children – are not protected.
The Global Fund has responded quickly to help countries address these challenges. As of March 2020, he has funded more than $ 700 million for 103 country and 11 cross-country programs, including to contain COVID-19 through more testing and follow-up, and protecting healthcare workers with patient exposure. The Global Fund also supports its partner countries in adapting HIV, TB and malaria programs to the new situation and in strengthening their health systems so that they do not collapse under the additional burden and are prepared for the introduction of COVID-19 treatments and vaccinations as soon as they are available.
“We are at a turning point,” said Sands. “We could allow the successes we made in combating HIV, TB and malaria to be undone and let us fall significantly behind in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Or we can act quickly and comprehensively and do a lot more Provide funds than previously promised to minimize both the direct effects of COVID-19 and its sequelae on HIV, TB and malaria. ”
The Global Fund is a partnership that aims to end the epidemic spread of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria faster. As an international organization, the Global Fund mobilizes and invests more than $ 4 billion each year in supporting programs for local professionals in over 100 countries. Together with governments, civil society, technical institutions, the private sector and those affected, we are working to overcome existing obstacles and advance innovative approaches.
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The couple enjoyed life and made plans for the future. Photo: social networks
The details of a terrible accident that claimed the lives of young spouses and their young children have become known. Let us remind you that everything happened late in the evening in the Beloretsk region of Bashkiria. There, at about 11 pm, on the 151st kilometer of the Ufa-Inzer-Beloretsk highway, the Volkswagen Polo car collided with an oncoming Man truck, after which the mangled foreign car was thrown into a ditch. Everyone who was in the cabin of a foreign car was instantly killed.
According to eyewitnesses of the accident, it was raining heavily that evening. The road was very wet and slippery, so the Volkswagen driver simply lost control of the bend, and therefore flew into the oncoming lane. The driver did not go for any overtaking, risking his family’s life.
A pile of twisted iron remained from the foreign car. Photo: Regional State Traffic Inspectorate
– It was a fatal accident. A passenger car skidded into the rain on a bend and drifted into the oncoming lane. The truck driver didn’t even have time to react. Now he is in severe shock and is waiting for a tow truck, – said a friend of the truck driver “Man”.
– Last night, we saw this family at a gas station, the girl managed to ride a scooter. Mom and son were standing next to them. When calculating, I wished them a good journey. So nice, polite, smiling. And now I came home from work, looked at the phone … Oh my god …. Before my eyes is a girl on a scooter, a doll! It was not night … Evening … They were already practically at home. We were the last ones who saw them and who took them on the road – gas station worker Almira G., who spoke with her family shortly before the accident, cannot hold back her tears.
According to the regional State Traffic Inspectorate, police officers, an ambulance and other emergency services worked at the scene. On the fact of the fatal road accident, proceedings have begun.
The truck driver is still in severe shock. Photo: Regional State Traffic Inspectorate
The head of the Beloretsk region, Andrei Ivanyuta, also commented on the tragedy and expressed condolences to the relatives of the deceased family.
– The Ufa-Inzer-Beloretsk highway does not forgive mistakes. Even a slight speeding can turn into a terrible tragedy. Now, in the off-season, this road becomes especially dangerous. On the passes, the road, wet from rains, will begin to freeze, and drivers will need to drive cars very carefully, – the head of the district addressed the drivers.
“GIFTS ALL OVER THE ROAD LAYED LATER”
As it became known later, a whole family died in a broken foreign car – young spouses from Beloretsk Vlad and Nina I., as well as their little children of three and five years old. All of them received injuries incompatible with life and died on the spot before the arrival of doctors. Friends and relatives speak of the dead as kind and sympathetic people who enjoyed life, made plans for the future and loved each other very much, treasured their family.
As the father of the deceased 27-year-old woman said, the wife and children were returning home from Ufa, where they went to meet the head of the family.
The children missed their father, who worked in Moscow. Photo: social networks
– Vlad flew in from Moscow, he worked there, and the children were terribly bored, they were looking forward to dad. He brought them gifts, he wanted to please the children. These gifts all along the road then lay … – the man cannot hold back his tears.
Gifts bought for children were scattered all over the road
– Lord, these are our neighbors. Children grew up before our eyes. How could this happen? What a grief! Children are crumbs at all! – Svetlana N., a neighbor of the deceased family, grieves.
– Timosha, such a good, well-mannered boy, went to my group in a manger. The parents are so nice, nice. May the earth rest in peace for you, – laments the teacher of the deceased boy Alia D.
The driver’s wife who died was only 27 years old. Photo: social networks
– Sincere condolences to family and friends. A terrible tragedy that does not fit in my head. People, traffic rules are written in blood, follow them, please. After all, there is nothing to fix such a tragedy. Strength and patience to loved ones. Hold on, – regrets Nadia M.
KP-Ufa expresses its sincere condolences to the relatives of the deceased family.
Education Minister Sergei Kravtsov said that 0.009% of educational institutions and 0.1% of schools were closed in Russia due to the spread of coronavirus infection. He announced this at a press conference, the correspondent of RBC reports.
“The situation is calm. More than two weeks have passed since the moment general education institutions opened, and there are no serious reasons for transferring schools to distance learning. There are no outbreaks of mass diseases, ”he said.
The minister also stressed that the safety of students and teachers is guaranteed by compliance with restrictive measures.
In August Kravtsov statedthat despite the announcement of the full-time start of the school year, all schools will subsequently be able to independently decide on the introduction of quarantine if the virus begins to spread.
“Now I am clarifying, yes because there are so many out there, until my father was in DM (direct messages) with people saying this’ I’ll kill you if it upsets you. relationship Anya and her boyfriend. Really, until my father posted it on Insta story, “he said.
JAKARTA, KOMPAS.TV – Singer Rizky Febian often cited as the cause of the breakdown of relationships Anya Geraldine and Ovi Rangkuti.
Even father Rizky Febian, Close, too, was dragged into this problem. Fans had issued death threats to the famous comedian and presenter.
Via Onadio Leonardo’s YouTube channel, Rizky Febian call Close get a message or direct message (DM) from someone on Instagram containing death threats.
“So I also clarify like this, because there are many out there (gossip about the closeness to Anya) until my father is in DM with other people, saying this’ I’ll kill you if it interferes with Anya’s relationship with her boyfriend,” said Rizky Febian, Saturday (5/9/2020).
Rizky Febian clarified. He actually has a good relationship with Ovi Rangkuti. The two of them had met and chatted on an occasion. There too Anya Geraldine.
The eldest of four siblings also explained to Ovi Rangkuti that his closeness to the famous celebgram was limited to colleagues.
“I said, ‘Thank you for this project (Anya) has permission and I’m sorry if there is any oblique talk out there.’ Because this is only a professional job. And I told his girlfriend, and his girlfriend was also welcome. In fact, we were also interviewed together, “he explained. Rizky Febian.
The world still cannot believe it, nobody thought that the day would come when Lionel Messi said that he no longer wants to continue at FC Barcelona, his only club, until now, in which he has won all kinds of titles and distinctions. However, the Argentine would be seriously thinking about leaving the Spanish team, tired of being blamed for everything bad that happens, and that the leadership, headed by Josep María Bartomeu, continues to fail and err in signings, hiring of coaches and that’s why there is a sports crisis.
Immediately, the rumors of the transfer market put Messi in countless teams and leagues that nobody imagines. From the main European squads, to the MLS; Even in Argentina they have speculated that Lionel may decide to play in his country for the first time and before retirement.
However, the real possibilities have been established and only three teams are in a position to sign Messi, in the event that his departure from the Barça club is confirmed. Your closeness to players or coaches; the financial muscle and the seriousness of an ambitious project, reduces to these clubs the options that Messi would handle for their future.
Beyond the relationship between the coach and the footballer, there are other aspects: Manchester City has a competitive squad, which includes his friend Sergio el ‘Kun’ Agüero, and he could fight to win it all next season; Above all they would go for the Champions League, elusive for Messi since 2015 and for Guardiola since 2011.
And of course, the economic part also counts: Messi would be the highest paid player in the entire Premier, with a solid contract and with the necessary financial muscle to continue building a competitive squad in the future.
* Inter de Milan
He has been building a serious project, hiring projected players and they have just guaranteed its duration by supporting the continuity of coach Antonio Conte. There is a good mix of young players, like Lautaro Martínez, with experienced players like Diego Godín.
The Italian club lost the final of the last Europa League, but it needs Messi to make the leap of quality and fight for more important things, such as the Champions League and the ‘scudetto’ in Serie A. In addition, it would represent a ‘marketing blow’ ‘, because Inter would fight to be the best in Italy with Juventus in Turin, where Cristiano Ronaldo shines. The eternal rivalry between the two stars would be reactivated!
And for money, neither Messi nor Inter would worry, since behind the Italian club there are Chinese investors (the Suning Group), who would have the economic support of the Xi Jinping government. The idea would be to guarantee Messi a juicy contract, the fight for the titles in Europe, and then a pass through the Chinese Super League, even for a year, to give attention to the Asian league again.
* Paris Saint Germain
Reaching the Champions League final and losing to Bayern Munich was not a failure for PSG. On the contrary, it was a motivation to continue maintaining the project, strengthening it with some signings and the overwhelming support would be the signing of Messi.
It would not be the first time that PSG has removed a figure from Barça, since a couple of years ago they hired Neymar. And precisely the Brazilian star could be vital to convince his friend to sign for the French team and form a trident with Kylian Mbappé.
Another point in favor is that the owners of PSG are from Qatar, a country with which Messi has good relations, as it has been the image of the ‘Qatar Foundation’ and ‘Qatar Airways’. So the petrodollars to sign the Argentine will not be lacking … and to have him better than a sheikh.
When at the end of March, Prince Harry heard his father’s alarmed voice in the telephone, he immediately realized that something was wrong.
The 35-year-old Duke of Sussex, who escaped with his wife Meghan Markle from Britain first in To Canadaand then in USAheard the terrible news. Prince Charles, 71, said his coronavirus test was positive.
“Harry at that moment realized that Charles and the Queen would not be around forever. Harry’s biggest fear is not to be in Of England the moment his grandmother Elizabeth II dies. ”
On the last day of June, another book dedicated to the British royal family – War in the Royal Family: the story of the shocking breakup between Harry and Megan with the Windsor House – is being published. This time, her heroes were Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Prince William and Kate Middleton. Authors Andy Tillett and Dylan Howard are trying to get to the bottom of the truth – which caused the Dukes of Sussex to refuse the rank of members of the British royal family.
Once in the USA and sitting in a luxury mansion in LosAngelesPrince Harry sank into depression. He is trying to find his salvation in yoga classes. But being eight thousand kilometers from the royal family, Harry feels guilty before his family for his flight to the States, especially now, when the threat of the coronavirus epidemic still hangs over the world.
“Megan assures Harry that when everything settles down, he will like their new life in Los Angeles. She plans a joint trip, tells him about the local polo club and how Harry will love surfing, ”the authors write, referring to a source surrounded by the Dukes of Sussex.
The refusal of Harry and Megan from the title of members of the royal family, which became known in January, not only upset Queen Elizabeth II, but also aggravated the already difficult relationship between the families of the two brothers. Prince William and Kate Middleton were indignant at learning about the decision of Harry and Megan, because of this they had doubled the “social burden” – attending official events.
“They consider it unfair that Harry and Megan can enjoy being part of the royal family without any effort,” the book says. – Kate is in a panic, not understanding how she will combine the additional burden with family chores.
At the same time, William and Kate immediately understood who Harry had contacted: 38-year-old Meghan Markle will skillfully manipulate her husband, who is known as far from the smartest man.
“They are sure that Megan treats Harry like a puppet,” says another person close to the royal family. “They accepted that Harry was lost for their family soon.”
Close friends Meghan Markle said that the American actress never planned to stay in Buckingham Palace. At her originally there was a plan – to return to the USA.
“Megan has always dreamed of her own brand – to be recognizable. But I don’t think that she married Harry only because of his surname and image, although this, of course, was a decisive factor, ”say close actresses.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle settled in the mansion of the Hollywood movie mogul