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ZAMBIA: Home-based care valuable in AIDS battle
4 June 2004 (PlusNews ), Community projects in Zambia are proving to be a valuable resource in mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS in the country.
ZAMBIA: Home-based care projects flourishing
3 June 2004 (PlusNews ), As Zambia struggles to provide adequate treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS, a long-standing community project has proven a valuable resource in efforts to mitigate the impact of the disease.
ZAMBIA: More than half children under five are stunted
24 May 2004 (PlusNews ), More than half of Zambia’s children aged under five are stunted –one of the highest levels in Africa, according to UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
ZAMBIA: Plan for mandatory HIV test criticised
21 May 2004 (PlusNews ), The proposed introduction of mandatory HIV/AIDS testing in Zambia's hospitals and clinics has been criticised by the Zambia Medical Association (ZMA).
ZAMBIA: Increased treatment through mandatory AIDS testing
19 May 2004 (PlusNews ), Zambia's National AIDS Council (NAC) aims to place at least 100,000 people on anti-AIDS treatment by 2005, and has called for mandatory HIV/AIDS testing in hospitals and health centres to reach this target.
ZAMBIA: Traditional healers called in to treat HIV/AIDS
19 May 2004 (PlusNews ), With less than two percent of HIV-infected Zambians able to access antiretrovirals, plans were announced on Tuesday to begin testing traditional medicines as an alternative treatment for the pandemic.
ZAMBIA: Anti-AIDS drugs near expiry date
13 May 2004 (PlusNews ), Much of Zambia's current stock of anti-AIDS drugs in the public health sector would expire by August, the Health Permanent Secretary Dr Simon Miti has disclosed.
ZAMBIA: Expensive tests hamper AIDS drug uptake
12 May 2004 (PlusNews ), Research presented at an AIDS conference in South Africa says that despite the availability of anti-AIDS drugs in Zambia since 2002, few people had joined the national treatment programme.
ZAMBIA: New approach to HIV/AIDS treatment needed
11 May 2004 (PlusNews ), Although antiretroviral therapy (ART) has been available in Zambia since 2002, few Zambians have joined the national treatment programme says research presented at a conference on the social aspects of HIV/AIDS care and treatment.
ZAMBIA: AIDS and poverty fuel child and women abuse
7 May 2004 (PlusNews ), The combined crises of HIV/AIDS, poverty and economic decline were causing an increase in child abuse and gender-related violence cases in Zambia, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said.
ZAMBIA: University doctors tackle HIV/AIDS programme
28 April 2004 (PlusNews ), US $20 million in new federal grants, awarded in collaboration with the Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) will be used to establish an HIV/AIDS treatment programme in Zambia.
ZAMBIA: Pregnant adolescent refugees go back to school
22 April 2004 (PlusNews ), Thirty pregnant teenage girls in a Zambian refugee camp were given an opportunity to go back to school last July in a pilot project initiated by the Office for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). As the project nears completion, UN agencies are likely to extend it for a further year.
ZAMBIA: Company introduces employee AIDS subsidy scheme
20 April 2004 (PlusNews ), Zambia's Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) has introduced a scheme to subsidise the cost of anti-AIDS drugs for its employees.
ZAMBIA: Punitive measures threatened against diversion of AIDS drugs
7 April 2004 (PlusNews ), Zambia's Ministry of Health has threatened punitive measures against the diversion of anti-AIDS drugs by health personnel.
ZAMBIA: Certain victory against HIV/AIDS - vice president
6 April 2004 (PlusNews ), Zambia has declared certain victory against HIV/AIDS because of the openness with which the country was tackling the pandemic, a local newspaper, the Daily Mail, reported.
ZAMBIA: Reduce TB cases with increased AIDS treatment - WHO
26 March 2004 (PlusNews ), Zambia could see a reduction in tuberculosis (TB) cases if it strengthened efforts in the care and treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official has said.
ZAMBIA: Anger at banning of condoms in schools
17 March 2004 (PlusNews ), AIDS activists, parents and teachers in Zambia have expressed anger at the government's decision to declare schools "condom-free zones".
ZAMBIA: Study shows urgent need for information campaigns
15 March 2004 (PlusNews ), A study of young Zambian males indicates that misconceptions, folk beliefs and denial are affecting their personal risk assessment of HIV infection.
ZAMBIA: Study shows urgent need for information campaigns
15 March 2004 (PlusNews ), A study of young Zambian males indicates that misconceptions, folk beliefs and denial are affecting their personal risk assessment of HIV infection.
ZAMBIA: Stronger anti-AIDS focus on women - First Lady
12 March 2004 (PlusNews ), The Zambian First Lady, Maureen Mwanawasa, has said it is important to give priority to women in HIV/AIDS treatment programmes.

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