IRIN PlusNews HIV/AIDS News and information service | Southern Africa | MALAWI: UN peacekeeping troops warned on AIDS | Care Treatment, Prevention Research, Other | Daily
Sunday 25 December 2005
Home About PlusNews Country Profiles News Briefs Special Reports Subscribe Archive IRINnews


East Africa
Great Lakes
Horn of Africa
Southern Africa
·South Africa
West Africa
RSS - News Briefs


PlusNews E-mail Subscription

MALAWI: UN peacekeeping troops warned on AIDS

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

JOHANNESBURG, 6 September (PLUSNEWS) - Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika has warned troops preparing to join a UN peacekeeping mission in Congo against the dangers of HIV infection.

According to the Associated Press, a contingent of 110 Malawian soldiers left on Monday for the Democratic Republic of Congo to defend the UN headquarters in the central city of Kisangani, ahead of a constitutional referendum later this year to pave the way for presidential elections in 2006.

Mutharika instructed troops at a farewell parade in the capital, Lilongwe, to keep up the "good image" of the Malawi Defence Force in Africa, and refrain from risky sexual behaviour.

Sub-Saharan Africa is at the epicentre of the global AIDS pandemic, and an estimated 14 percent of Malawi's 11 million people are living with HI virus.



Recent MALAWI Reports
Project aims to put the brakes on spread of HIV/AIDS,  29/Nov/05
New child welfare plan gives stakeholders common platform,  21/Jun/05
Drought, HIV/AIDS weak economy undermine food security,  8/Jun/05
Top UN officials see for themselves,  27/May/05
ARV delays could derail national rollout plan,  24/May/05
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
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria

PlusNews does not take responsibility for info in links supplied.

[Back] [Home Page]

Click here to send any feedback, comments or questions you have about PlusNews Website or if you prefer you can send an Email to Webmaster

Copyright © IRIN 2005
The material contained on comes to you via IRIN, a UN humanitarian news and information service, but may not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies.
All PlusNews material may be reposted or reprinted free-of-charge; refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use. IRIN is a project of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.