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  1. SOUTH AFRICA: Liz Gatley, “You can actually have an influence, make a difference”
  2. World Humanitarian Day: Community health workers get the job done
  3. HIV/AIDS: Religion not a barrier to HIV treatment


SOUTH AFRICA: Liz Gatley, “You can actually have an influence, make a difference”
JOHANNESBURG، 19/8/2012 (IRIN) - In South Africa’s Zithulele Village, the local hospital services 130,000 people - but operates without enough health workers. full report
World Humanitarian Day: Community health workers get the job done
KAMPALA/KINSHASA/MBABANE/NAIROBI، 19/8/2012 (IRIN) - Doctors, nurses, activists and policy makers have all been vital to Africa's HIV programmes, but supporting them every step of the way has been an army of dedicated community health workers and volunteers who care for people living with the virus. full report
HIV/AIDS: Religion not a barrier to HIV treatment
NAIROBI، 22/8/2012 (IRIN) - Preachers who promise divine healing have often been blamed for turning desperate HIV-positive people against their life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) medication and risking their health, but recent research suggests that religious beliefs may not be a barrier to treatment after all. full report
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