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MALAWI: ARV rollout hampered by Global Fund delays
1 November 2004 (PlusNews ), The Malawian government was finding it difficult to access funds from the Global Fund, health officials said over the weekend.
MALAWI: UN Special Envoy hails rollout efforts
1 November 2004 (PlusNews ), UN Special Envoy for AIDS in Africa Stephen Lewis has expressed confidence in Malawi reaching its target under the World Health Organisation's (WHO) plan to provide treatment to three million people by 2005.
MALAWI: Senior UN official assess government AIDS drug roll out
29 October 2004 (PlusNews ), The UN special envoy for AIDS in Africa, Stephen Lewis, began a tour of Malawi this week to assess the government's rollout of free anti-AIDS drugs.
MALAWI: Girls clubs spearhead gender equality
29 October 2004 (PlusNews ), When 20-year-old Maureen Kumwenda formed an all-girls club in the local township of Area 18 in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe, she faced a lot of resistance from her community.
MALAWI: Convicts feign HIV infection to escape jail
26 October 2004 (PlusNews ), Incidences of convicts seeking pardon from courts by faking or disclosing their HIV status during litigations is on the rise in Malawi.
MALAWI: "Capacity shortfall" could derail ARV rollout
14 October 2004 (PlusNews ), As the recipient of a significant amount of donor funding for HIV/AIDS, money is no longer seen as a constraint to Malawi's treatment programme, officials told PlusNews.
MALAWI: WHO support to encourage HIV testing
23 August 2004 (PlusNews ), The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced plans to establish 55 Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) centres in Malawi to encourage more people to undergo HIV/AIDS testing.
MALAWI: Media involved in AIDS information dissemination
21 July 2004 (PlusNews ), Malawi's National AIDS Commission (NAC) and local media houses are currently discussing how journalists can help implement the country's national HIV/AIDS policy.
MALAWI: Empowerment of girls key to tackling HIV
24 June 2004 (PlusNews ), Last year 19-year-old Mercy Msiskashe was forced to drop out of school because her family could not afford to pay the fees.
MALAWI: Impact of AIDS and food insecurity reviewed
18 June 2004 (PlusNews ), The director of the World Food Programme (WFP) is visiting Malawi to review how the UN and the international community can assist in tackling the effects of HIV/AIDS-related food insecurity on families and children.
MALAWI: AIDS takes centre stage during elections
20 May 2004 (PlusNews ), People living with HIV/AIDS are high on the agenda as Malawi goes to the polls on Thursday.
MALAWI: Free AIDS drugs programme brings hope
12 May 2004 (PlusNews ), Malawi launched its first free anti-AIDS drug programme this week, in the hope of reaching tens of thousands of HIV-positive people over the next five years.
MALAWI: Soon-to-be ex President launches AIDS foundation
10 May 2004 (PlusNews ), A new HIV/AIDS initiative by soon-to-be former Malawian President Bakili Muluzi aims to "consolidate" current efforts to address the pandemic.
MALAWI: HIV vaccine trials set to begin
15 April 2004 (PlusNews ), Malawi will become one of three southern Africa countries to begin tests on an experimental HIV vaccine in May, as part of an urgent global effort to prevent HIV/AIDS.
MALAWI: Maize harvest ravaged by AIDS and drought
26 March 2004 (PlusNews ), A deadly combination of HIV/AIDS and drought in Malawi is threatening to create new food shortages in coming months.
MALAWI: President discloses brother's AIDS death
11 February 2004 (PlusNews ), Malawi's President Bakili Muluzi on Tuesday publicly announced that his brother had died of an AIDS-related illness in 2001.
MALAWI: Long-awaited HIV/AIDS guidelines to be launched
9 February 2004 (PlusNews ), With 14.4 percent of Malawi's 11 million people living with HIV/AIDS, the country has announced that its first-ever national policy on the disease would be launched on Tuesday.
MALAWI: NGO helps government tackle AIDS and poverty
4 February 2004 (PlusNews ), An international aid organisation has announced plans to help Malawi's government tackle HIV/AIDS and poverty.
MALAWI: Teacher AIDS deaths raises concern
6 January 2004 (PlusNews ), HIV/AIDS has contributed to the "drastic dwindling" of education standards, the Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has said.
MALAWI: AIDS drugs for thousands by 2005
5 December 2003 (PlusNews ), The government of Malawi has pledged to provide free anti-AIDS treatment to some 50,000 people by 2005 with new funding from the Global AIDS Fund.

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