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MALAWI: Increasing numbers of children on treatment, despite lack of paediatric drugs
8 May 2007 (PlusNews ), The number of HIV-positive children accessing antiretroviral (ARV) treatment in Malawi is increasing, despite a scarcity of suitable paediatric formulas.
AFRICA: Donors call the shots in HIV/AIDS sector
21 February 2007 (PlusNews ), Large international donor agencies have become major players in Africa's response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Despite talk of 'partnering' with their recipients, they have usually called the shots. Unsurprisingly, considering the millions of dollars in play, they have insisted on high levels of transparency and accountability from recipients and have punished perceived corruption or mismanagement by hasty withdrawals of funds.
MALAWI: HIV/AIDS leaves young people struggling to survive
27 December 2006 (PlusNews ), Chisomo Jonasi, 12, who lives in Lirangwe, on the outskirts of Blantyre, Malawi's second city, lost both his parents to AIDS-related illnesses 18 months ago. He now spends most of his time doing odd jobs in people's gardens to support his three siblings, the youngest of which is five.
MALAWI: Chiefs lead by example in response to HIV/AIDS
21 December 2006 (PlusNews ), A group of traditional leaders in Mchinji district, about 100km west of Malawian capital, Lilongwe, has become involved in HIV/AIDS awareness efforts in their communities, encouraging people to talk more openly about the epidemic.
MALAWI: Each migrating nurse costs country up to US$26 million
5 December 2006 (PlusNews ), Malawi, one of the world's poorest countries, is losing up to US$26 million for every nurse who leaves the country in search of greener pastures, according to a new research paper.
MALAWI: Limping PMTCT programme failing infants
21 November 2006 (PlusNews ), Despite being largely preventable, mother-to-child transmission of HIV accounts for 30 percent of all new infections in Malawi and is the second major mode of transmission after unprotected sex. Every year, an estimated 30,000 babies are born HIV positive.
MALAWI: Health worker shortage a challenge to AIDS treatment
17 November 2006 (PlusNews ), Sarah Nafere has just finished a long night shift as the only nurse tending to 80 patients spread across two wards at Nkhata Bay Hospital in northern Malawi.
MALAWI: AIDS treatment fails to reach remote lakeshore community
15 November 2006 (PlusNews ), The challenges of achieving the Malawian government's goal of universal access to anti-AIDS treatment are nowhere more apparent than in Usisya, an isolated community on the northern shores of Lake Malawi, where treatment is not yet available.
MALAWI: Show us the money, says UN AIDS envoy
30 October 2006 (PlusNews ), A visiting UN envoy has accused the world's wealthiest countries of failing Malawi, which is struggling to take care of more than two million orphans and vulnerable children.
MALAWI: Week-long HIV testing campaign begins
18 July 2006 (PlusNews ), Malawi launched a week-long HIV testing campaign on Monday, amid concerns that anti-AIDS efforts were being hampered by people not knowing their status.
MALAWI: Keep treatment programme simple, experts warn
5 July 2006 (PlusNews ), As the Malawian government takes stock of its anti-AIDS treatment programme, health officials have been faced with the question: how does a poor country with a serious epidemic and an overburdened health system provide indefinite care for up to 200,000 people living with HIV?
MALAWI: AIDS effort lauded amid complacency concerns
14 June 2006 (PlusNews ), Senior UN and British officials lauded Malawi's progress against HIV/AIDS at the end of a three-day mission on Wednesday, but warned against complacency.
MALAWI: UN/UK delegation on AIDS mission
12 June 2006 (PlusNews ), Senior UN and British officials will begin a three-day HIV/AIDS mission to Malawi, one of the Southern African countries hard hit by the pandemic, on Monday.
MALAWI: Free female condoms supplied against AIDS
2 March 2006 (PlusNews ), Banja Lamtsogolo (BLM), a sexual and reproductive health NGO is tackling HIV/AIDS among Malawi's women by handing out free female condoms.
MALAWI: Steps considered to prevent forced child marriages
5 January 2006 (PlusNews ), The growing number of cases of young girls being forced to marry much older men has compelled the Malawian government to consider raising the legal age of marriage from 15 to 18.
MALAWI: Project aims to put the brakes on spread of HIV/AIDS
29 November 2005 (PlusNews ), In an effort to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS among truck drivers and sex workers, the World Food Programme (WFP) and TNT, a Netherlands based logistics company, have set up a counselling and treatment centre at Malawi's border with Mozambique.
MALAWI: Business gears up against AIDS
28 November 2005 (PlusNews ), Local and international businesses in Malawi are taking up the baton in the country's struggle against HIV/AIDS by providing free treatment to their employees and tackling stigma.
MALAWI: AIDS deaths fuelling orphan numbers
5 October 2005 (PlusNews ), Malawi's annual HIV/AIDS death rate is fuelling the nation's orphan and vulnerable children situation, a senior government official has said.
MALAWI: UN peacekeeping troops warned on AIDS
6 September 2005 (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.
MALAWI: Police force "ignorant" about AIDS
19 August 2005 (PlusNews ), The first survey of its kind conducted in Malawi has revealed that the national police force has limited knowledge about HIV prevention and transmission.

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