The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) has welcomed the decision by the Department of Health to launch the roll out of the Fixed Dose Combination pill (ARV), and hopes this reaches as many patients as is possible in the near future.
Public Services International and UNISON, UK, held a three-year joint project in South Africa from 2008-2011. The project, to strengthen public sector trade union response to HIV and AIDS engaged 34 PSI affiliates in 11 countries in good practice sharing and implementation.
Thousands took to the streets on 24 July in Washington, DC to demand government action to end HIV/AIDS. A huge contingent of AIDS community activists, nurses and other workers marched in Robin Hood hats to call attention to the need for a new tax on sales of bonds, derivatives, currencies and other financial products.
In conjunction with the 2012 International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) held in Washington, DC, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the AFL-CIO hosted a one-day forum July 21 on unions’ role in combating HIV/AIDS, with a particular focus on improving social protection and raising awareness among youth and young workers. PSI representatives participated in this event in connection with our Quality Public Services-Action Now! campaign.
Public Services International – advocating for fair taxation to fund public services such as health care – will be represented as part of our Quality Public Services—Action Now! campaign along with other Robin Hood Tax supporters in a high profile AIDS mobilisation in Washington DC, Tuesday 23 July.
The newsletter for public sector unions fighting HIV and AIDS in southern Africa (PSUFASA) is produced quarterly by the Project Coordinator based in the PSI Sub-Regional office for Southern Africa in Johannesburg.
This issue of the ITF Global Transport Workers and HIV/AIDS Project fornightly bulletin looks at a report on the launching of the ITF’s World AIDS day campaign and gives a report on a new ITF documentary which has received an award in the Delhi Development film festival. It also highlights the release of the 2010 Global Tuberculosis control report.