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ZAMBIA: Scale-up sought in AIDS efforts for prisons
23 March 2005 (PlusNews ), The number of AIDS-related deaths in Zambian prisons in 2004 has forced officials to seek ways of strengthening HIV prevention efforts among staff and inmates.
ZAMBIA: Govt scales up TB programme
17 March 2005 (PlusNews ), The Zambian government aims to scale up the country's tuberculosis (TB) control programme to achieve a cure rate of 80 percent.
ZAMBIA: Anti-AIDS treatment programme caters for the blind
8 March 2005 (PlusNews ), Visually impaired HIV-positive Zambians are accessing free anti-AIDS and tuberculosis treatment via a project managed by the Japanese International Co-operation Agency (JICA).
ZAMBIA: Expert highlights importance AIDS drug monitoring
7 March 2005 (PlusNews ), Zambia's University Teaching Hospital (UTH) has stressed the importance of CD4 tests for people using anti-AIDS drugs.
ZAMBIA: UN lauds free anti-AIDS treatment expansion
15 February 2005 (PlusNews ), Zambia's recently announced plan to make free anti-AIDS treatment available to all its HIV-positive citizens has received praise from the UN.
ZAMBIA: UN backs country on herbal AIDS remedies
7 February 2005 (PlusNews ), Zambia is to receive help from the World Health Organisation (WHO) in testing the efficacy of traditional medicines for use against HIV and AIDS.
ZAMBIA: University launches free ARV treatment on campus
4 February 2005 (PlusNews ), The University of Zambia (UNZA) has launched a programme to provide free antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to HIV-positive staff and students on campus.
ZAMBIA: University students to get free ARVs
31 January 2005 (PlusNews ), HIV-positive staff and students at the University of Zambia (UNZA) will now be able to receive free antiretroviral drugs on campus.
ZAMBIA: UN highlights importance of HIV/AIDS policy
27 January 2005 (PlusNews ), The UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, Stephen Lewis, has bemoaned Zambia's lack of legislative policy on HIV/AIDS, The Times of Zambia, a local newspaper, reported on Tuesday.
ZAMBIA: US millions kick-start new AIDS project
20 January 2005 (PlusNews ), A new Zambian AIDS relief programme, focusing on vulnerable children, received a much needed cash boost from the US this week.
ZAMBIA: Huge slice of US funding goes to HIV/AIDS
14 January 2005 (PlusNews ), The US will pledge $102 million to Zambia this year for HIV/AIDS, and private sector development and education, the American ambassador to Zambia, Martin Brennan, has said.
ZAMBIA: Second-class women left behind in access queue
17 December 2004 (PlusNews ), Zambia's rollout of antiretroviral therapy (ART) is one of the largest in Africa, but it is missing a vital chunk of the population - HIV-positive women.
ZAMBIA: Interview with Minister of Health Dr Brian Chituwo
16 December 2004 (PlusNews ), Zambia has one of Africa's largest HIV/AIDS treatment programmes, reaching almost 14,000 people, and is projected to expand to 100,000 by the end of 2005. PlusNews spoke to Minister of Health Dr Brian Chituwo about the treatment challenge.
ZAMBIA: HIV-positive people advice AIDS training initiative
14 December 2004 (PlusNews ), The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Zambia's Central Board of Health have embarked on a joint initiative to train health workers in HIV/AIDS care and management, as part of the national antiretroviral treatment plan.
ZAMBIA: Inexpensive antibiotic offers hope to HIV positive kids
19 November 2004 (PlusNews ), Zambian health experts on Friday heralded the results of clinical trials showing that a widely available antibiotic drug could dramatically cut AIDS-related deaths in children.
ZAMBIA: Teacher AIDS-related deaths on the rise
17 November 2004 (PlusNews ), More than 1,200 Zambian teachers have died of AIDS-related illnesses since the beginning of 2004, and this number is expected to soar by the end of the year, the National Union of Teachers has revealed.
ZAMBIA: Local AIDS drug production expected
3 November 2004 (PlusNews ), People living with HIV/AIDS in Zambia could soon benefit from the local manufacture of anti-AIDS drugs.
ZAMBIA: Health programmes receive US cash boost
27 October 2004 (PlusNews ), The US Agency for International Development this week pledged $24 million over the next six years to Zambia for treating drinking water and to combat malaria and HIV/AIDS.
ZAMBIA: Dramatic boost in free AIDS treatment announced
25 October 2004 (PlusNews ), Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa has announced plans to scale up the provision of free anti-AIDS drugs from the current 12,000 people to 100,000 by 2005.
ZAMBIA: ADF eases effect of AIDS and poverty on children
15 October 2004 (PlusNews ), The African Development Fund (ADF), a concessional window of the African Development Bank, has earmarked over US $20 million for a programme to ease the impact of HIV/AIDS and poverty on Zambian children.

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