SFA - New Health Centre in
Cameroon - update
View the online article on SFA activities in Cameroon.
The Lauren Bayangam Health Centre opened in
SFA - New Online Donation Facility
We have now added a facility to allow you make
online donations to the charity. It is safe and
secure and allows you to donate using most major
credit and debit cards. Please suport us now and
make a donation!!. More
EMPOWER SPORT MAGAZINE ARTICLE
View the article on SFA activities on the Empower
Sport Magazine Site - More
FOOTBALL REACHING OUT
FOR AFRICA (FROFA) at the Royal Albert
Sunday 23rd Sept 2007 at the Royal Albert Hall.
Patti Boulaye is organising “Football
Reaching Out For Africa”(FROFA), a charity
event to be produced by Major Sir Michael Parker
KCVO CBE, with a mass choir of 3000 gospel singers
and a host of International Football Stars and
Celebrities including Thierry Henry who will
be presenting the Thierry Henry Young Achiever
Award, Lauren of Arsenal FC and international
singing group Boney M to name a few. The event
will raise money for the building of more Support
For Africa Clinics/Healthcare Centres all over
Africa. More Info
SFA - New Health Centre in PH update
The second health centre was opened in Port Harcourt
on March 5th, 2005 attended by Patti, Maizie Williams
(Boney M), international photographer Gill Shaw
and Trustee Stephen Komlosy who flew in to Port
Harcourt with Patti on Virgin Airlines by kind
sponsorship from Sir Richard Branson and his Virgin
Atlantic Airline. More
Charity single 'VIVA
AFRICA' now available!!
Please call 01753 885 652 for more info or ring
to order between 9–6pm Mon-Fri.
Patti at UNAIDS Launch
Over 20 eminent women and men including Patti
Boulaye the President/Founder of SFA have united
to create The Global Coalition on Women and AIDS...
Below are News Stories courtesy of UK Consortium
on AIDS & International Development. Each
story will be active for approximately one week.
17 August 2006
for Africa thanks to MSF
Johannesburg - The efforts of Medecins Sans
Frontieres (MSF) have resulted in a new version
of the second-line antiretroviral (ARV) drug,
Kaletra, beginning to arrive in parts of West
and Southern Africa this week.
The drug is an updated heat-resistant formulation
from Abbott Laboratories. MSF have been working
for almost a year to obtain the formulation,
after hearing that it was available in the US
but not yet available in developing countries.
The drug can be safely stored without using a
refrigerator and need not be taken with food
- both critical advantages to HIV-positive people
in resource-poor areas.
PlusNews reports that although MSF are pleased
with the achievement, much more still needs to
be done to make the drug universally accessible,
including in Asia and Latin America.
"The drugs are currently only available in three African countries, but what
of all the other resource-limited settings across the globe where erratic electricity
supply is an everyday occurrence?" Marta Darder, who coordinates access to
essential medicines at MSF, is quoted as saying.
"What we need now is for all stakeholders to help us put even more pressure
on Abbott. Governments and civil service organisations are encouraged to work
with MSF to secure greater stocks of this vital drug," Darder is quoted as
South African AIDS lobby group Treatment Action
Campaign (TAC) is already supporting MSF's drug
access drive by suggesting that Abbott grant
licenses to generic drug firms, allowing them
to manufacture even cheaper versions of the life-prolonging
The medicine is a key second-line ARV that is
used after HIV-positive people develop severe
side effects from first-line combinations, or
resistance to them, PlusNews notes.
Source: UN Integrated
Regional Information Networks...
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