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#ICASA2013 Live Daily Delivery | December 7-11, 2013 | Curated coverage presented from Cape Town, South Africa.

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Coverage from Sunday, December 8

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Nelson Mandela's Activism Remembered at ICASA 2013 

IRIN News reports on the late South African President's role in the HIV/AIDS community and how speakers at the conference are reflecting on his contribution.

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Emerging Conversations

Blend Cancer, Reproductive Health in AIDS Fight

Times of Zambia \\ by Enock Ngoma 

First Lady Christine Kaseba has called for integration of sexual reproductive health issues and cancer into the fight against HIV and AIDS if the fight is to achieve the desired results.

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AIDS-Free Generation Still a Dream in Southern Africa

IPS News \\  by Martina Schwikowski 

The dream of an AIDS-free generation will remain a slogan unless ways are found to reduce HIV infection among young people, especially among girls.

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Namibia Leads in HIV Battle

New Era \\  By Alvine Kapitako

Namibia is one of the leading countries in Africa and the world when it comes to fighting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria.

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Top Tweets from #ICASA2013 

Participants at ICASA 2013 are helping to capture the conversations using #ICASA2013. Follow the entire conversation. 

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Dr.  Love Matters @lovemafrica
To end #AIDS we must achieve MDGs 4, 5 and 6. They provide a road map to #HIVfreeGen - Festus Mogae #ICASA2013 via @EGPAF_Africa 

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Victoria Treland @vstreland
We need to adhere to what we believe in..not just adhere to treatment. Annie Lennox #ICASA2013 @ACTION_tweets @WAC_Tweets 

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Stephanie M Topp @globalstopp
New frontier of integration of ART & MNCH is challenge of retention of women in care and enrollment of infants/children. #ev4gh #ICASA2013 

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Videos to Inspire

ICASA YouthFront Opens Up the Conference to Youth 
// by Samuel Kissi 

Samuel Kissi with the ICASA Youth Front talks about all of the initiatives that the conference had set up to engage youth. 


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Empowering Pregnant Women with HIV in South Africa
// by Gillian Dulce, GYCA

Gillian Dulce discusses the Youth Up program and the importance on involving youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS .


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Youth Voices at ICASA 2013
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ICASAYouthFront: Leadership, Accountability and Participation to Get to Zero
// by Yemurai Nyoni, Youth SRHR Advocate

In as much as this is a high level ministerial commitment, this is also our document as young people because it’s targeted at us. As we have declared, ‘anything for us without us is against us’ I encourage you to share the commitment document as widely as you can and create local level plans to hold your ministries of health and education accountable for their commitment.  

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ICASA 2013 Live Blog 
// by FHI 360

Live updates throughout the ICASA 2013 conference using participant tweets, photos, videos and quotes. 

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Story Key Resource 

Eight Simple Twitter Tips: Adding Value to Global Health-related Events
// by Inis Communication

The use and popularity of social media have thrown open the doors of global health-related events. Now a statement made during the ICASA 2013 plenary, a new health policy set by a government, or a funding decision by a major donor, can be read about, watched or heard by thousands of interested onlookers all over the globe: in an instant. This brief guide provides eight simple tips to make the most of one social media platform – Twitter – around the next global health event on your calendar. 

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Can We Put Aside Our Differences to Achieve Universal Health Coverage?

Impatient Optimists // by Pape Gaye, Intrahealth 

Universal health coverage is within our reach. Simply stated, it means that each of the world’s 7 billion citizens would have access to basic health services. We’re not talking about an ideal scenario where every individual has cutting-edge health care and access to specialists and the latest technologies and procedures. Instead, we’re envisioning a world in which every person has someone to turn to for basic health concerns and illness. And that someone is a health worker.

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Fighting HIV/AIDS While Strengthening the National Health System: A Winning Combination in Zambia 
// by Michael Welsh, FHI 360 

What will it take to get to zero? In Zambia, while we are still a long way off from zero, we have made monumental progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS. 

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Video Daily Coverage

TERRAVIVA: Independent Media Coverage of ICASA 2013
// by Inter Press Service News Agency

Secretariat in partnership with IPS and with support by UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNFPA, the WFP and UNESCO. 

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