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Le più recenti statistiche mostrano come i casi di HIV attribuibili a rapporti sessuali non protetti sfiorino il 78,8%. E secondo le nuove diagnosi le donne italiane paiono essere le più colpite, con tassi d’incidenza in costante crescita.

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PopTech: Robert Fabricant’s Graphic Doodles

“One day I was passing through Terminal 5 at JFK on my way to a conference in Austin and I stumbled upon these peculiar notebooks in the Muji store. They had little boxes that were meant for storyboarding. Just like the 140 characters in a tweet, these boxes have provided the frame for condensing discussions to their essential bits. Since then it has become a bit of an obsession for me in meetings as I try to get the most out of each square. And it has spread to friends and co-workers, one of whom bought them for her son who was having trouble focusing in school.

In the digital age, when every interaction is captured in a steady stream of 1s and 0s, it is critical that we pay extra attention to the human and personal qualities of each situation. It is too easy to retreat into the ether. Thats what these notebooks do for me.”


What makes a meeting, a conversation, or a PopTech talk memorable? Why bother to write down anything these days when it all ends up recorded in the cloud? A few years ago I realized that all it took were a few simple things – a particular turn of phrase, quote, story or image – to capture the essence of these moments. Leer más “PopTech: Robert Fabricant’s Graphic Doodles”

A Unified Theory of Social Change

A Unified Theory of Social Change
Here’s the plan in three parts: First set daring, breathtaking, Apollo-like goals and deadlines for each problem we aim to tackle. Not 50 years off. Not 30 years off. Dates that people working today will still be around to be held accountable to.

Second, collaborate and communicate like there’s no tomorrow, using the collective impact modelthat brings all community players together, and aligns them on goals, and holds them accountable. And third, bring economic freedom to the nonprofit sector by employing multiplication philanthropy — that is, by investing in fundraising to dramatically increase the capital available to solve huge problems.

Gigantic goals, collective impact, and the liberation of the sector to achieve both. Converge those three things into one another like atoms in a particle accelerator and Boom! the world will start to change.


by DAN PALLOTTA | http://blogs.hbr.org/

Dan Pallotta

Dan Pallotta is an expert in nonprofit sector innovation and a pioneering social entrepreneur. He is the founder of Pallotta TeamWorks, which invented the multiday AIDSRides and Breast Cancer 3-Days. He is the president of Advertising for Humanity and the author of Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential.

Most conversations about changing the world eventually degenerate into despair or, after a hands-in-the-air “well, anyway…” segue, they lapse into a conversation about something more practical or pressing. That’s because most discussions related to big change are about tactics rather than strategy at the scale of the question — and nothing’s more depressing than a tactical discussion when a strategic one is required. It creates the illusion of impossibility; makes us feel like we’re no match for the huge social challenges facing us. We start to doubt that they can actually be overcome.

If we want to change the world, we need a strategic plan. So here it is. Leer más “A Unified Theory of Social Change”

South Africa: New Reports Chart Progress – and Costs – in HIV Fight

Funding shortage

The HST also launched the South African Health Review, an independent review of the public health sector funded by the South African government. While the report notes that spending has increased substantially since 2007, it predicts the country will need up to US$5.3 billion extra every year to sustain its response, particularly treatment.

The review notes that this year alone the government will spend about $3.1 million on HIV and AIDS; less than a fourth of this comes from donors such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria or the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

The South African government already shoulders about 80 percent of its HIV treatment costs domestically and authors of the review predict that treatment will be the main driver of the escalating costs of the country’s response.

In late 2009, the World Health Organization revised its HIV treatment guidelines to recommend that people living with HIV start treatment sooner, at CD4 counts – a measure of the immune system’s strength – of 350 or below. Since then, South Africa has gradually fallen into line, first extending earlier treatment to at-risk groups, such as pregnant women and TB patients in 2010 and finally to all patients in 2011. While activists bemoaned the wait, policy-makers argued they had to make sure the country, which shoulders about 80 percent of its treatment costs domestically, could afford it.

As of March 2011, about 1.5 million people were on ARVs in South Africa. The review expects that number to rise to about three


http://allafrica.com


Johannesburg — Mothers, babies and newly diagnosed HIV patients are receiving more of the services they need but progress comes at a cost, according to a new report that predicts a funding shortfall for HIV treatment in South Africa.

On 23 February, the Health Systems Trust released the latest versions of its annual District Health Barometer and South African Health Review.

Although in its sixth year of publication, this year’s barometer is the first to include data on early infant HIV testing for babies born to HIV-positive mothers and shows that about half of all babies born to HIV-positive mothers are now being tested for the virus at six weeks of age, an important step to ensuring they access the early HIV treatment recommended for all children younger than one under national guidelines. In 2009, only about a quarter of such babies were being tested using the sensitive polymerase chain reaction – tests that confirm whether HIV-exposed infants are HIV-positive.

The report also found that almost all pregnant women are now tested for HIV, which has helped lower mother-to-child HIV transmission to below 4 percent in the country.

The latest barometer is also the first to include data on tuberculosis (TB) screening among newly diagnosed HIV patients. In 2008, only about a third of new HIV patients were screened for TB; in 2011 about 70 percent were checked.

People who have both HIV and carry latent TB are up to 30 times more likely to develop active TB as their HIV-negative peers and TB remains the leading cause of death in South Africa and among people living with HIV worldwide. Leer más “South Africa: New Reports Chart Progress – and Costs – in HIV Fight”

The Most Expensive Football Shirt Deal in History

Ever since I visited the amazing city of Barcelona (if you’ve never been you’re missing out – only £59 return now from UK!) I’ve always had a great deal of respect for their football club that, unlike others, is owned by it’s members (a little bit like a co-operative). It is this team spirit that originally lead to the inspirational sponsorship coup that got them involved with Unicef. But tough times call for tough measures and ethics only take you so far…

It was announced last month that from July 2011 to June 2016, FC Barcelona will wear a hybrid of the logo of the non-profit Qatar Foundation and the familiar UNICEF logo on their shirts. “Our marketing experts are working at unifying the Unicef and the Qatar logos,” said vice-president Faus of the deal, worth 30 million euros per season (plus bonuses for titles won), currently the highest of any European football club. England losing their world cup bid in such dramatic fashion (Russian and Qatar had their bids accepted instead) made this deal even harder for me to digest.

Although it’s not quite as bad as hawking the shirt to the first betting company that comes calling, it certainly disagrees with the Barça spirit and has many fans up in arms for what they considering a selling-out of the charitable, ‘Mes que un club’ spirit.


Ever since I visited the amazing city of Barcelona (if you’ve never been you’re missing out – only £59 return now from UK!) I’ve always had a great deal of respect for their football club that, unlike others, is owned by it’s members (a little bit like a co-operative).  It is this team spirit that originally lead to the inspirational sponsorship coup that got them involved with Unicef.  But tough times call for tough measures and ethics only take you so far…

It was announced last month that from July 2011 to June 2016, FC Barcelona will wear a hybrid of the logo of the non-profit Qatar Foundation and the familiar UNICEF logo on their shirts. “Our marketing experts are working at unifying the Unicef and the Qatar logos,” said vice-president Faus of the deal, worth 30 million euros per season (plus bonuses for titles won), currently the highest of any European football club.  England losing their world cup bid in such dramatic fashion (Russian and Qatar had their bids accepted instead) made this deal even harder for me to digest.

Although it’s not quite as bad as hawking the shirt to the first betting company that comes calling, it certainly disagrees with the Barça spirit and has many fans up in arms for what they considering a selling-out of the charitable, ‘Mes que un club’ spirit. Leer más “The Most Expensive Football Shirt Deal in History”