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MALAWI: Frank talk on sex urged between parents and children
15 August 2005 (PlusNews ), AIDS experts are encouraging frank discussions on sex between Malawian parents and children in an effort address the spread of HIV.
MALAWI: Lands ministry mobilizes against AIDS impact
3 August 2005 (PlusNews ), Malawi has launched its first ever campaign to tackle the impact of HIV/AIDS on staff in the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Surveys.
MALAWI: Local manufacture of anti-AIDS drugs considered
13 July 2005 (PlusNews ), Malawi says it is considering the local production of generic antiretrovirals to ensure an affordable and sustainable supply.
MALAWI: US considers extending its AIDS relief
28 June 2005 (PlusNews ), Malawi is one of five additional countries to be considered for funding next year by the US President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a $15 billion anti-AIDS programme launched by President George W Bush in 2003 to tackle AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean.
MALAWI: New child welfare plan gives stakeholders common platform
21 June 2005 (PlusNews ), Malawi has launched a comprehensive welfare plan to mitigate the impact of poverty and HIV/AIDS on its estimated one million orphans.
MALAWI: Drought, HIV/AIDS weak economy undermine food security
8 June 2005 (PlusNews ), The impacts of drought, HIV/AIDS and a weak economy have combined to undermine already vulnerable households in Malawi's rural areas.
MALAWI: Concern over AIDS treatment delays
30 May 2005 (PlusNews ), Malawians needing anti-AIDS treatment have been placed on waiting lists due to the government's drug rollout plan being plagued by delays.
MALAWI: Top UN officials see for themselves
27 May 2005 (PlusNews ), The remote village of Malemia, in drought-stricken southern Malawi, had never seen anything quite like it as a convoy of vehicles, accompanied by a police escort with sirens wailing, arrived in a cloud of dust.
MALAWI: ARV delays could derail national rollout plan
24 May 2005 (PlusNews ), A year after the Malawian government launched its HIV/AIDS treatment programme, the numbers of people awaiting treatment are stretching hospitals to their limits.
MALAWI: Impact of hunger hastens spread of HIV/AIDS - new study
19 April 2005 (PlusNews ), Southern Africa's recent humanitarian crisis highlighted how the HIV/AIDS epidemic increased people's vulnerability to acute food shortages, leaving them unable to cope.
MALAWI: High-risk activities associated with masculinity - study
15 April 2005 (PlusNews ), Rural men in southern Malawi are convinced that being HIV-positive reflects well on their masculinity and sexual prowess, a new study has found.
MALAWI: International organisations bring relief to HIV-positive children
10 March 2005 (PlusNews ), The Abbott Fund, an extension of multinational drug firm Abbott Laboratory, and the US-based Baylor College of Medicine, have announced plans to assist children living with HIV and AIDS in Malawi through the establishment of a paediatric clinic on the Kamuzu Central Hospital campus, in the capital Lilongwe.
MALAWI: Government struggling with HIV/AIDS pace
2 February 2005 (PlusNews ), Malawi is increasingly finding itself outpaced by HIV/AIDS, despite last year's launch of a US $196 million plan to distribute free anti-AIDS drugs over five years.
MALAWI: Possible criminalisation of wilful HIV infection
1 February 2005 (PlusNews ), Malawi is in the process of outlawing the deliberate spread of HIV/AIDS, according to Dr Mary Shawa, the principal secretary for nutrition and HIV/AIDS in the Ministry of Health.
MALAWI: Boost for HIV/AIDS treatment programmes
17 January 2005 (PlusNews ), HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programmes in Malawi have been boosted by a new US $14 million grant from the Global Fund.
MALAWI: AIDS treatment expected to treble by mid 2005
11 January 2005 (PlusNews ), A US $14 million Global AIDS Fund grant could put Malawi's plan to scale up its national antiretroviral rollout on course, a health official has said.
MALAWI: Community NGO breaks silence around HIV/AIDS
27 December 2004 (PlusNews ), In a small village in Kaswela in Karonga district in the northern region of Malawi, 35-year old Lucy Banda has been critically ill for a year, and her neighbours suspect she is HIV-positive.
MALAWI: Health sector gets funding boost
9 December 2004 (PlusNews ), Over the next six years Malawi's health service will receive a £100 million (US $193 million) shot in the arm from the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID).
MALAWI: AIDS drug rollout hampered by lack of funds
30 November 2004 (PlusNews ), Malawi needs an estimated US $28 million to provide free anti-AIDS treatment to some 36,000 people by next year, Health Minister Heatherwick Ntaba, has announced.
MALAWI: Project encourages female condom use
2 November 2004 (PlusNews ), In a move considered to be a breakthrough for the conservative culture of Malawi, a local NGO has been distributing female condoms to schoolgirls in the southern districts - the region worst affected by HIV/AIDS.

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