UNAIDS and German Development Bank join forces to prevent spread of HIV

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the German Development Bank today signed an agreement to work jointly on encouraging the prevention of HIV infection in severely affected regions through educational campaigns and condom distribution, the UN agency said today. The Bank has committed €13 million (euros) for Central American and Caribbean countries. In Central America, the €7.6 million programme will start in El Salvador and Guatemala. In the Caribbean, the €6 million campaigns will begin in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Guyana and, possibly, Cuba, UNAIDS said. Those areas face HIV prevalence rates ranging from 0.01 per cent in Cuba to 5.6 per cent in Haiti, with cases concentrated in urban centres and among sex workers and homosexual men. UNAIDS also welcomed a pledge Tuesday by the United Kingdom to spend 1.5 million pounds sterling over the next three years on programmes to combat the pandemic. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,441.36, down 37.93 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up 13 cents, or 4.96 per cent, to $2.75 on 12.1 million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 26 cents, or 5.82 per cent, to $4.73 on 9.3 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up seven cents, or 1.90 per cent, to $3.75 on 6.4 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 29 cents, or 1.69 per cent, to $17.45 on 5.04 million shares.Iamgold Corp. (TSX:IMG). Miner. Up nine cents, or 1.52 per cent, to $6 on 4.9 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Down 23 cents, or 0.95 per cent, to $24.07 on 4.5 million shares. Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 17, 2017 2:44 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 17, 2017 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more