Browsing: PEPFAR

  • Key US and African leaders advocate for reauthorization of PEPFAR, an aid program that has played a crucial role in the global response to the HIV epidemic.
  • US lawmakers call for a politically clean reauthorisation to ensure the program’s resiliency in dealing with shocks like Ebola and COVID.
  • Delegates included representatives from various organizations and decision-makers from the US government and Africa, as well as UNAIDS, USAID, Microsoft AI for Health, and Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Leaders from various corners of the world recently convened at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., hosted by BroadReach Group, to commemorate the 20-year journey of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Their collective message was clear: PEPFAR must contine and empower local partners, especially in Africa, to ultimately defeat HIV as a public health threat by 2030.

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Vuta N' Kuvute, Amil Shivji bongo Movies
  • Tanzania is not only striving to bring out the best movies on a global scale, but it is also collaborating with notable figures in the industry
  • Over the past decade, the Tanzania film industry had a rather dim shadow, associated with sub-standard movies flooding the market and missing out on the global stage.
  • Number of Tanzania films dominating the international streaming platforms—Netflix and Showmax are still low.

Bongo Movies or “movie za Kibongo” – coined term to brand and represent Tanzania cinema, is now taking a rather international tone which is revolutionalizing the way cinema lovers consume and engage their favourite films.

Tanzania’s film industry is currently going through its own renaissance period. Currently, the industry is changing the way stories are written, produced, directed, scored, marketed and distributed. Local productions are among the most viewed Netflix movies in Tanzania, a promising development that will stir the movie industry in …

President Samia Suluhu Hassan with US VP Kamala Harris. Suluhu Hassan’s visit to the US has brought the countries closer to implementing the Open Skies Air Transport Agreement.

During the meeting, the two discussed several regional and global issues of concern. The Vice President emphasized the importance of the world standing together in support of international rules and norms, including the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations.

The most outstanding issue, though, is the Open Skies Air Transport Agreement.

Suluhu and Harris said they are looking forward to the entry into force of the agreement, which establishes a modern civil aviation relationship between the United States and Tanzania. They agreed that the agreement coming into force will promote increased travel and trade which will help spur economic growth between the two countries.

The US government notes that expanded travel and trade, improved productivity, more employment and economic growth have all been a result of the Open Skies accords, which have boosted the number of international passenger and cargo flights between the United States and other countries.…

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  1. The United States, one of Africa’s strongest development partners—will provide Zambia with a $389 million grant (one-year bilateral grant) aimed towards AIDS relief.

According to information revealed by Reuters, Zambia ministry of health revealed, the grant will be starting from October after Congressional approval.

Further, the grant under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) follows a meeting on Zambia which was held last week in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Zambia and U.S relations towards eliminating HIV/AIDS kick-started in 2004, whereby since the U.S. government through PEPFAR has partnered with the government of Zambia via the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National HIV/AIDS council in coordinating a national HIV response.

The ministry statement revealed that “The meeting reviewed key policies, strategies and activities to be undertaken towards the goal of achieving epidemic control of HIV,”

However, Zambia’s Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said the meeting marked a milestone in …