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AFRICA: MPs must push for women's access to health services
12 September 2007 (PlusNews ), African parliamentarians need to push public policy to focus more on women's health issues, delegates attending a regional workshop organised by the Parliamentarians for Women's Health (PWH) [] in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, heard this week.
GLOBAL: A new tool for measuring stigma
11 July 2007 (PlusNews ), Rejection. Fear. Anger. These are some of the feelings that come to the surface when HIV-positive women talk about stigma and discrimination.
GLOBAL: Women want a bigger piece of the funding pie
10 July 2007 (PlusNews ), After burning the midnight oil for many weeks while preparing a US$50 million gender-based project proposal to lay before the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria, Swazi activists found that it had vanished from their country's grant application. They were dumbfounded.
GLOBAL: Sexuality a human right for HIV positive women
9 July 2007 (PlusNews ), Abstinence or a sexually active life? The dilemma, faced daily by HIV-positive women around the world, was discussed by delegates attending the first global conference on women and AIDS, in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
GLOBAL: Global forum for women with HIV
5 July 2007 (PlusNews ), AIDS does not only travel with truckers along African highways; it flies business class with men in dark suits, crawls into marriages and lurks in playgrounds. It smiles at you every day at work and, disproportionately, affects African women and girls because of gender inequalities.
AFRICA-NAMIBIA: HIV puts Malaria back in spotlight
25 April 2007 (PlusNews ), Malaria is reclaiming the world's attention after years of playing second fiddle to HIV. Experts are now convinced that the disease has played a greater role in the AIDS pandemic than was previously thought.
NAMIBIA: Partners working hard to maintain treatment success
12 March 2007 (PlusNews ), Namibia is hailed as one of the front-runners in AIDS treatment rollout, yet there is growing fear that this success might be short-lived if services do not reach rural communities.
NAMIBIA: Orphans bear the brunt of WFP cash shortfall
30 November 2006 (PlusNews ), A funding shortfall faced by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) could force thousands of vulnerable Namibian children to go hungry in the coming weeks.
NAMIBIA: Global Fund rejects HIV/AIDS proposal
10 November 2006 (PlusNews ), The rejection of Namibia's latest grant request to the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria has created an air of uncertainty among local nongovernmental organisations (NGOs).
NAMIBIA: Walvis Bay harbour gives HIV an international passport
8 November 2006 (PlusNews ), When fishermen arrive in the port city of Walvis Bay in Namibia, flush with money after months at sea, they don't have to go far to spend it. The small town's harbour area is littered with discos and nightclubs catering to the foreign trawler men who sustain the entertainment and commercial sex industries.
NAMIBIA: Reaching targets despite great obstacles
30 October 2006 (PlusNews ), Namibia has become the poster child of global treatment access efforts because it is one of the few countries to have exceeded its target in the World Health Organisation's (WHO) campaign to put three million people on anti-AIDS drugs by the end of 2005.
NAMIBIA: Govt and NGO launch joint assault against HIV/AIDS
15 September 2006 (PlusNews ), While government and civil society groups in Namibia can point to successes in the anti-AIDS drive, activists warns there is still much more to do.
NAMIBIA: ARV rollout on target
22 August 2006 (PlusNews ), Namibia's Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Richard Kamwi, says the target of providing life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) therapy to 30,000 HIV positive patients before a 2008 deadline is on course and would be met by early 2007.
NAMIBIA: Business can do better on AIDS - expert
27 July 2006 (PlusNews ), Namibian businesses have the power to address HIV/AIDS in the workplace, according to Brian Brink, vice-president of the international mining giant, Anglo American.
NAMIBIA: OVC numbers expected to skyrocket - report
24 July 2006 (PlusNews ), The number of orphans and vulnerable children in Namibia is expected to almost double by 2021, Project Hope, a US-based AIDS NGO has said.
NAMIBIA: Second PLWHA conference planned
12 July 2006 (PlusNews ), Namibia's second conference on people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) is to take place from 22 to 24 August in the northern region of Oshana.
NAMIBIA: Youth having sex earlier, but with fewer partners
30 May 2006 (PlusNews ), Namibians are having their first sexual encounter at an earlier age, but more people have reduced their number of sexual partners to avoid the risk of HIV infection, a new survey reveals.
NAMIBIA: Curbing HIV/AIDS along a transport corridor
30 May 2006 (PlusNews ), "That [a condom] is a traveller's companion, just like the passport," said customs officer Joseph Matroos, pointing to a dispenser at the Ngoma border post in the Caprivi region on Namibia's northeastern border with Botswana.
NAMIBIA: Vulnerable children receive food and an allowance
22 May 2006 (PlusNews ), Registering and feeding over 100,000 orphans and vulnerable children in the rural areas of northern Namibia is underway, bringing much needed relief to many of these often-neglected youngsters.
NAMIBIA: AIDS envoy Lewis hails progress, but underlines lack of capacity
13 April 2006 (PlusNews ), Namibia's efforts to combat the HIV pandemic have made good progress despite a shortage of funds and lack of capacity, said Stephen Lewis, UN special AIDS envoy for Africa.

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