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SOMALIA: Fighting HIV in a chronic emergency
7 April 2006 (PlusNews ), Severe food shortages and continuing conflict in large parts of war-scarred Somalia have stretched people's coping strategies to breaking point, but for those who are HIV positive every day brings another struggle to survive.
SOMALIA: Interim govt launches south-central AIDS commission
15 March 2006 (PlusNews ), Somalia's Transitional Federal Government on Tuesday launched a commission to coordinate HIV/AIDS activities in the central and southern regions of the war-scarred Horn of Africa nation.
SOMALIA: Commission to coordinate anti-HIV/AIDS efforts in Puntland
18 October 2005 (PlusNews ), Authorities in Somalia's self-declared autonomous region of Puntland, northeastern Somalia, launched on Saturday a commission to coordinate efforts to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS.
SOMALIA: UN warns of ensuing AIDS disaster
17 August 2005 (PlusNews ), The UN warned on Tuesday that Somalia is on the verge of an AIDS disaster unless steps are taken to quickly curb the spread of HIV by reducing high-risk elements.
SOMALIA: Campaign against FGM launched on Women's Day
8 March 2004 (PlusNews ), On the occasion of International Women's Day, a campaign against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been launched throughout Somalia, where an estimated 98 percent of all women have undergone the ritual.
SOMALIA: UNICEF calls for stronger youth assistance on HIV/AIDS
5 December 2003 (PlusNews ), Somali leaders have a responsibility to provide correct information on HIV/AIDS prevention and a healthy lifestyle to the country's young people, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said.
SOMALIA: UNICEF urges leaders to join fight against HIV/AIDS
1 December 2003 (PlusNews ), On the occasion of World AIDS Day, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has appealed to Somali leaders to join the fight against the disease and support the youth in tackling it, according to a press statement issued by the agency on Monday.
SOMALIA: First-ever AIDS awareness campaign
16 July 2002 (PlusNews ), A group of campaigners against HIV/AIDS in Somalia, called AIDSOM, last week held the country's first-ever public awareness demonstration in the coastal town of Marka, south of Mogadishu.

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