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GSMA Names 26-Member Board to Serve from January 2017 through December 2018; Mittal Leads GSMA Board Delegation in Meeting with Indian Prime Minister Modi

NEW DELHI - Thursday, October 27th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced that it has elected new members of the GSMA Board for the two-year period from January 2017 through December 2018. The GSMA Board has also elected Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises as Chair, and re-elected Mari-NoĆ«lle Jego-Laveissiere, Executive Vice President, Innovation, Orange Group as Deputy Chair. As GSMA Chair, Mittal will oversee the strategic direction of the organisation, which represents nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem.

 “I am delighted to be elected as Chairman of the GSMA, and look forward to working closely with the rest of the Board, the GSMA leadership team and our entire mem ... Read more »

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KAMPALA, Uganda - Sunday, October 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Uganda Cares has today launched a campaign to fight HIV/AIDS amongst young women and adolescent girls aged 12-24 years.

The campaign dubbed Girls’ ACT (Awareness Campaign Tour) is largely informed by the compelling fact that young women and adolescent girls account for one in five new HIV infections in Africa and are almost three times more likely than their male counterparts to be living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. In Uganda alone, HIV prevalence amongst young women aged 15-24 was estimated at 4.2% compared to 2.4% for young men, in 2013! “These statistics indicate that young women and adolescent girls are disproportionately affected by HIV as compared to their male peers,” said Flavia Kiringooba, a young counsellor at AHF Uganda Cares. “This therefore means that we need to reach out to the young women in a more aggressive mann ... Read more »

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KAMPALA, Uganda - Saturday, October 29th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Africa Bureau, officially launched its young women and girls initiative tagged GIRLS ACT (Awareness Campaign Tour) as part of its public health campaign interventions for young women and girls aged 15-24. The campaign, which will take the form of a mobile caravan, is anchored on two objectives: preventing new HIV infections amongst those who are negative and promoting positive living with dignity amongst those who are HIV+.

“We are aware of the grim statistics and how HIV/AIDS continues to affect young women and girls disproportionately. After due consultations with youth led groups, young people and focus group discussions, we came to the conclusion that we need to take the services and information to where the young women and girls are, using approaches that are appealing, exciting and spark their participation. A majority of the girls do not visit ... Read more »

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