إفطار لمركز المقدسي للتوعية والإرشاد تحت شعار ندعم ولا نعاقب

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قام مركز المقدسي للتوعية والإرشاد بتاريخ 19/06/2016 بدعم من جمعية نساء من أجل القدس بعمل إفطار جماعي في شهر رمضان المبارك لمجموعة من منتفعي مركز العلاج البديل في وزارة الصحة الفلسطينية بالاضافة إلى مجموعة من منتفعي مركز المقدسي من مستخدمي المخدرات الحاليين، وذلك تحت شعار حملة "ندعم ولا نعاقب" التي تهدف إلى رفع مستوى الوعي حول المخاطر التي تنتج عن تجريم استخدام المخدرات، والحاجة إلى الحد من مخاطرها وغيرها من الخدمات التي تحترم حقوق الإنسان وحقوق الأشخاص الذين يستخدمون المخدرات، ويأتي هذا الإفطار ضمن نشاطات المركز الهادفة إلى تعزيز الاندماج بالمجتمع.

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Survival of Hepatitis C Virus in Syringes Is Dependent on the Design of the Syringe- Needle and Dead Space Volume

There is now widespread recognition that syringes with detachable needles can increase the transmission of HIV and viral hepatitis among people who inject drugs in comparison to syringes with fixed needles. This is due to the larger ‘dead space’ where the detachable needle meets the syringe. Recently, there have been at least two attempts to manufacture detachable needle and syringe combinations with decreased dead space.

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WHO EMRO statement on WORLD AIDS DAY 2015

HIV treatment with antiretroviral medicines is life-saving, and early start of treatment and achieving viral suppression has tremendous benefits. It improves the quality of life and longevity of people living with HIV and provides the public health benefit of reducing the transmission of the virus. Compelled by a wealth of evidence, recently issued an update of its HIV treatment guidelines to recommend treatment for all people living with HIV, independent of the level of immunodeficiency.

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Nominations now open for the Red Ribbon Award to honor and promote community leadership and action on AIDS

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Nominations now open for the Red Ribbon Award to honor and promote community leadership and action on AIDS

Red Ribbon Award—honouring the best in community support to people living with and affected by HIV

1 December 2015—On this year’s World AIDS Day, UNAIDS and civil society partners, in collaboration with the organizers of the 21st International AIDS Conference, jointly announce a global call for nominations for the 2016 Red Ribbon Award. The award, which will be presented at the 21st International AIDS Conference, to be held in July 2016 in Durban, South Africa, honours community-based organizations for their contributions to the response to AIDS.

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Improving community health through innovative partnerships

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During a visit to Djibouti, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé has met a group of volunteers involved in an innovative public-private partnership between the Ministry of Health, the BE Health Association and the Kempinski Hotel Group.

Since September 2014, BE Health has trained 24 employees of the Djibouti Palace Kempinski Hotel to become peer health educators. Since June 2015, these volunteers have reached out to more than 300 people a month in six community health centres across Djibouti-Ville. They have also identified 15 tuberculosis patients who had interrupted their treatment and guided them back on to medication.

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