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it's. the music. from 1st 2019 from september 6th to september 29th. this is deja vu news africa coming up in the next 15 minutes the fight against hiv aids a u.n. report say east africa is winning tell you about the if it's that have led to a reduction in the number of people dying from aids and the decline of h.i.v. infections on the continent. and getting help from about how drugs are saving lives in remote parts of the wanda.
i'm christy wonderwall come to africa i'm glad you're tuned in the u.n. says the number of people contract hiv and die of aids related illnesses has plummeted in africa in a report released today of the u.n. say 7 and eastern africa is meeting the way with a 28 percent reduction in infection rates and in south africa which hosts the world's largest hiv treatment program infections are down more than 50 percent since 2010 but it's not all looking good north africa has seen a 10 percent increase in infection rates the u.n. also warns that global if it's the disease was stalling because of the drop in funding we spoke to peace again from the joint united nations program on hiv and aids we asked him what is contributing to the successes in easton and southern africa. there is a lot of financial resources that have gone to the response in east and southern
africa those resources have come both from national governments for example so africa base for a large fraction of its response but it has also come from a donor countries and of course it is the region that has the highest problems or the occurrence of hiv infections and therefore likely it is both a hyper authorities priority in the country and also dollars are ready to contribute to to the response in those countries some of the programs that have been successful in their free agent include programs that do mail medical circumcision and so several countries actually have already achieved our goals that have been have been set for those programs including kenya or ethiopia also in the region we see the start of programs that distribute perhaps.
pre-exposure prophylaxis so this taking drugs by people who are at high very high risk of hiv so down that it will prevent them from becoming infected the other programs also that are important are the column use we continue to see overall an increase in the levels of quantum use but at the same time we see that we are still far away from reaching 90 percent of connacht he was among people who have known regular partners one thing to do that it's also worth pointing out is that within africa there is quite a difference that exists between the relative success of east and south africa and much slower progress in west and central africa so in best and central africa we see a much slower reduction in the number of new infections and we also see how slow. reduction in its related mortality so certainly more needs to go to those
countries and within those garters it's very nice to also be lifted to our priority or action. of our earth so as the market is continues to be very important some progress has been made were received especially in countries that have problems or also countries that are levels of treatment that's been my levels have reduced and so we do go on on international community and on communities and countries to continue to work and reduce actually stigma and discrimination not exists that was from the joint united nations program on hiv aids an extraordinary is a nigeria where people are divided over an open letter written by the former president obasanjo in the letter to president obasanjo warned of the attacks
between full any herdsman and farmers could result in an uprising against full armies and that it could be like the run to genocide now bus and you'll see it that nigeria is tipping towards a dangerous cliff and only the president could forestall such a looming disaster the decades old communal conflict between felony herdsman and farm is intensified last year human rights watch says at least 1600 people were killed and another 300000 displaced as a result of the violence. for more on this attacks ring indeed every correspondent. good to see you obasanjo say that the government was treating the conflict between the the full any herdsman and the farm is with cattle gloves in instead of the hammer what do you mean by that. well obasanjo is not the only one that holds this sentiment many people here in nigeria
feel like he's not being the headsman crisis with the level of toughness and seriousness that the issue deserves and many of them are citing examples like the be after us separatists months ago where the president sent troops over to the east of the country to calm down calm down the situation and they feel like he's in the best position to handle before that he has meant crisis especially because he's also a felony man. ok obasanjo also writes that the government is poorly i'm paraphrasing here poorly of mismanaging the country's diversity what was he getting at here is nigeria a divided country. well it depends on who you talk to the manger is a country with around 200000000 people the populations are 200 media and we have hundreds of different really jones called chose languages believes and all of these people have their own different interests and the president has promised to unite
the country what obviously because of the huge number of people here in the country that is a challenge and many people depending on who you talk to whether you're on the side all your your on all points would say that will have is not really doing the doing a good job in terms of unifying the country many people are said that he has for that divided the country and especially with the increasing insecurity in the country and the way he has responded to the fire on the has meant crisis tell us about the timing of this flourish why was it written now. it's obvious that the letter was reaching now because of the tensions the current tensions that are happening in nigeria the other now repressing the beginning to feel like they're not safe and this is not something that was the case in the past it's increasingly getting kerry for i would say too many people live in the manger
and because in the party which given our armies attacking the fire we've been there for right now it's the full army has meant crisis is affecting people in every part of the country so people feel like this particular issue is he seem closer to home and so that's why the left has come in at this time ok corresponded florists in lagos for us thank you. now to one day away doctors in remote areas are getting a little help from above maybe can now order a much needed blood and medical supplies by takes then have been delivered by a drone technology companies apply and has developed a system where drones are catchable said by supply into the a the pilotless planes then travel at more than 100 kilometers per hour with releasing their delivery when they reach their destination anyone so. after
a short warning signal an autonomy is drone is catapulted into the air its mission is to save lives. after all it's not always easy to provide everything necessary for quality health care here in rwanda but the drone flies high over hills and obstacles until it reaches the hospital then it simply opens its cargo hold and the contents safely float to the ground under a parachute. for a host of dr about 6 hours to get to a central medical products. like blood but this time with a horse story from it blood will use a phone call within 15 to 20 minutes to get the blood here at the drone port outside the capital kigali blood reserves and medicine are stored in a temperature controlled building. as soon as a hospital requests a delivery the staff follow a specific procedure the medicine is gathered and safely packaged for the drone
flight. if we don't have the answer to a proud we have a lot of medical product plus but. helps us in need sedition too to keep. the transportation temperature. between 2 degrees in 23 so that we don't adapt don't get affected the order to say was that it was that it was for you to get she case or patient but more attendant we get we give 8 states for emergencies africa has become a kind of testing ground for various drone projects for fighting poachers or providing fast hiv tests for example the drone is quickly packed up for delivery and made ready for takeoff then it's time. here in rio and it's people like maria do sabi who benefit from the system today
her 2 year old son in manuel is content he enjoys cuddling with his mother but things could have turned out much differently shortly after his birth maria lost a lot of blood the 33 year old almost didn't survive. you know my baby was fine when he was happy but i almost died because of problems during his delivery. and i told the doctor i was dying and thanked him for coming. thanks to the blood bag from the drone the doctor was able to save her life. the unpiloted drone returns to the distribution center where its flight is stopped by an arrest or cable a simple solution for what until now has been a major problem. isn't that incredible well that is a 20 mile from news africa as always you can catch all stories on our website and facebook page i'm on twitter at le 7 now we've seen drones saving lives and one
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