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Child AIDS research 'critical' for regional development
Wednesday 25 May 2005
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SOUTHERN AFRICA: Child AIDS research 'critical' for regional development

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JOHANNESBURG, 29 November (PLUSNEWS) - The South African social services and population development minister, Zola Skweyiya, has said research into the effect of HIV/AIDS on children is critical for the region's future development.

Skweyiya told his southern African counterparts at a recent meeting in Cape Town that the virus was devastating communities and families, and aggravating poverty by killing society's most productive members.

According to the South African Press association, he urged that the pandemic be tackled "more vigorously, in an integrated manner".

"We need to strengthen programmes that will further reduce new infections, whilst pursuing integrated measures like care, support and treatment of those infected," Namibia's health and social services minister, Libertina Amathilla, confirmed.



UN leaders call for urgent action,  25/May/05
New solutions needed to lessen HIV/AIDS impact on farming,  26/Apr/05
HIV/AIDS, poverty keeping children from schools, says UNICEF,  18/Apr/05
New thinking needed on impact of HIV/AIDS on agriculture,  15/Mar/05
Rising child deaths illustrate region's health crisis,  29/Dec/04
Le portail d'informations générales de la Côte d’Ivoire
Sida Info Services
Le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le SIDA, la tuberculose et le paludisme
Le Réseau Afrique 2000

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