1 December 2011It has taken 10 years of sustained effort and investment for the world to achieve its current momentum in the fight against HIV/Aids, creating the “very real possibility of getting ahead of the epidemic” – but only if the momentum is not lost, says the United Nations.Growing access to HIV/Aids treatment and prevention services has resulted in a 15 percent decline in new infections over the past decade and a 22 percent drop in Aids-related deaths in the past five years, the United Nations (UN) said on the eve of World Aids Day on Wednesday.“There is now a very real possibility of getting ahead of the epidemic,” the World Health Organisation’s Gottfried Hirnschall said when releasing a report on the global response to the pandemic. “But this can only be achieved by both sustaining and accelerating this momentum over the next decade and beyond.”New science, technologies, approachesAccording to the report, advances in HIV science and programme innovations over the past year have raised hope for further progress in the future.It is crucial that new science, technologies and approaches be applied to improve the efficacy of HIV programmes, especially during the current global economic uncertainty and related austerity measures, said the report.Some of the successes include improved access to HIV testing services, evident in the fact that 61 percent of pregnant women in eastern and southern Africa now receive testing and counselling for HIV, up from 14 percent in 2005.An estimated 48 percent of pregnant women in need of effective medicines to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV received them last year.Antiretroviral therapies (ART), which improve the health and well-being of those infected and stop further HIV transmission, are available now for 6.65-million people in low- and middle-income countries, which account for 47 percent of the 14.2-million people eligible to receive them.Treatment costs outweighed by economic gainsThe report also argues that investment in HIV services could lead to total gains of up to US$34-billion by 2020 in increased economic activity and productivity, more than offsetting the costs of ART programmes, as healthier people are better able to engage in financially gainful activities.Despite the progress, more than half of all infected people in need of antiretroviral therapies in low- and middle-income countries are still unable to access them. Many do not even know that they are infected.Some countries are still not tailoring their programmes to meet the needs of those most at risk or in need. In many cases, vulnerable groups – including adolescent girls, people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, prisoners and migrants – remain unable to access HIV prevention and treatment services, the report notes.Paul De Lay, deputy executive director of UNAids, cautioned that funding shortfalls could undermine efforts to roll back the disease. “To reach these targets, we estimate we need between $22-billion and $24-billion per year by the year 2015,” De Lay said.“Today we are falling short by $7-billion. Now, more than ever, ending Aids requires a unified approach of governments, multilateral agencies, NGOs, foundations, the private sector and individuals.”Source: BuaNews
The Rajasthan government has made a provision for financial assistance to export units for participating in exhibitions organised abroad. The move is set to benefit export-oriented sectors such as gems and jewellery, textiles and dimensional stone.State Industries Minister Rajpal Singh Shekhawat said here on Tuesday that an export unit would get a maximum of ₹3 lakh every year for taking part in three international exhibitions. He said the State government had set a target for increasing exports threefold from ₹40,776 crore in 2016-17 to ₹1,21,000 crore in the years to come.With their participation in the foreign expos, the exporters would be able to get first-hand information about the demand in the global markets and formulate their plans and strategies accordingly, said Mr. Shekhawat.The Minister said the list of recipients of the export awards for 2015-16 and 2016-17 would be announced shortly. The products which are exported from the State are mainly from sectors like textile, agro and food products, engineering, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, dimensional stone, minerals, plastic, handicrafts, ready-made garments and carpets.
With the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee being mired in corruption allegations, the Railways has decided against giving it sponsorship worth Rs 100 crore and instead allocate it to the Sports Ministry.”We will give it (sponsorship money) to the Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry and it is upto them to carry forward,” Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee told reporters in New Delhi.The Railways, lead partner of the Commonwealth Games, had committed Rs 100 crore as sponsorship money. However, after allegations of corruption were levelled against top officials of the Games Organising Committee, the Railways withheld the amount.”The issue has been resolved now and the MoU will be signed shortly,” said a senior Railway Ministry official.However, the official clarified that the sponsorship money of Rs 100 crore will not be entirely cash.While railways have already launched a Commonwealth Games train showcasing the Games, it is planning to run special trains to Agra and Jaipur and other places for visitors during the Games.Besides railways have also launched a special logo for the Games which is being used in all Games related events.”So launching of these trains will also be taken into account as part of the sponsorhsip amount,” said the official.
DefinitionBursitis of the heel is swelling of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) at the back of the heel bone under the Achilles tendon.Alternative NamesInsertional heel pain; Retrocalcaneal bursitisCauses, incidence, and risk factorsA bursa acts as a cushion and lubricant between tendons or muscles sliding over bone. There are bursas around most large joints in the body, including the ankle.The retrocalcaneal bursa is located in the back of the ankle by the heel. It is where the large Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone.Repeated or too much use of the ankle can cause this bursa to become irritated and inflamed. Possible causes are too much walking, running, or jumping.This condition is usually linked to Achilles tendinitis. Sometimes retrocalcaneal bursitis may be mistaken for Achilles tendinitis.Risks for this condition include starting an aggressive workout schedule, or suddenly increasing activity level without the right conditioning.SymptomsPain in the heel, especially with walking, running, or when the area is touchedPain may get worse when rising on the toes (standing on tiptoes)Red, warm skin over the back of the heelSigns and testsYour health care provider will take a history to find out if you have symptoms of retrocalcaneal bursitis. Examining your ankle can find the location of the pain. The physician will look for tenderness and redness in the back of the heel.The pain may be worse when the doctor bends the ankle upward (dorsiflex). Or, the pain may be worse when you rise on your toes.advertisementYou will not usually need imaging studies such as x-ray and MRI at first. If the first treatment does not improve the symptoms, your health care provider may recommend these tests. MRI may show inflammation.TreatmentYour health care provider may recommend the following treatments:Avoid activities that cause pain.Ice the heel several times a day.Take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (for example, ibuprofen).Try over-the-counter or custom heel wedges to help decrease the stress on the heel.Try ultrasound treatment during physical therapy to reduce inflammation.Use physical therapy to improve flexibility and strength around the ankle, which can help the bursitis improve and prevent it from coming back.If these treatments dont work, your health care provider may inject a small amount of steroids into the bursa. After the inection, you should avoid stretching the tendon too much because it can break open (rupture).If the condition is connected with Achilles tendinitis, casting the ankle for several weeks to keep it from moving can be effective. Very rarely, surgery may be needed to remove the inflamed bursa.Expectations (prognosis)This condition usually gets better in several weeks with the proper treatment.Calling your health care providerIf you have heel pain or symptoms of retrocalcaneal bursitis that do not improve with rest, contact your health care provider for evaluation and treatment.PreventionMaintain proper form when exercising, as well as good flexibility and strength around the ankle to help prevent this condition.Proper stretching of the Achilles tendon helps prevent injury.ReferencesWapner KL, Parekh SG. Heel pain. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr., Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drezs Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2009:section F.Aranow MS. Posterior heel pain (retrocalcaneal bursitis, insertional and noninsertional Achilles tendinopathy). Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2005;22:19-43.Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
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