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ZIMBABWE: Reserve Bank backs govt on AIDS
3 August 2006 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe's Ministry of Health confirmed on Thursday that it would be receiving US$1 million a month from the country's Reserve Bank for procuring essential medicines, including antiretroviral (ARV) drugs.
ZIMBABWE: Govt policies hampering AIDS efforts
1 August 2006 (PlusNews ), Human Rights Watch (HRW) warns in a new report that the Zimbabwean government's policies might be reversing gains made against HIV/AIDS.
ZIMBABWE: Sweden gets behind AIDS fund raising
24 July 2006 (PlusNews ), Sweden is mobilising donors and other European countries to support Zimbabwe's fight against HIV/AIDS, Swedish Ambassador to Zimbabwe Sten Rylander said on Friday.
ZIMBABWE: AIDS literacy campaign targets women
21 July 2006 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwean women are the focus of a new HIV/AIDS education initiative launched by the Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS).
ZIMBABWE: Global Fund to bankroll ARV scale-up
10 July 2006 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe says it hopes to more than double the number of people on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment to 70,000 by the end of this year, with help from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
ZIMBABWE: Business support sought in AIDS fight
6 July 2006 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe's business community should consider subsidising antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for HIV-positive workers struggling to access the medication, a government official has said.
ZIMBABWE: Fake ARVs on sale
15 May 2006 (PlusNews ), HIV/AIDS organisations in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo have warned people to be on the lookout for individuals selling fake antiretroviral (ARV) drugs.
ZIMBABWE: Rising child malnutrition signals impact of poverty/AIDS
10 May 2006 (PlusNews ), As food prices continue to escalate in Zimbabwe, the number of children suffering from severe malnutrition has increased in suburbs around the capital, Harare, according to aid workers. But, they do not rule out that the spike could be linked to HIV/AIDS in a country, with one of the worst prevalence rates in the world.
ZIMBABWE: HIV-positive people floundering as economy sinks
10 May 2006 (PlusNews ), Newspapers headlines in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, announced last week that anti-AIDS drugs were in perilously short supply, endangering the lives of HIV-positive people.
ZIMBABWE: Economic crisis hampers ARV rollout
3 May 2006 (PlusNews ), Foreign currency shortages are hobbling Zimbabwe's efforts to treat thousands of HIV-positive people in urgent need of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs.
ZIMBABWE: UNICEF pushes for broader AIDS care
2 May 2006 (PlusNews ), The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) Goodwill Ambassador, Angelique Kidjo, has called for greater attention to be focused on children living with HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe.
ZIMBABWE: More AIDS action urged during Abuja summit
2 May 2006 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwean authorities at the Abuja Summit on Universal Access to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria Treatment being held this week in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, say there is a need for more action and less talk.
ZIMBABWE: Adult population to die before age 40, says UN report
7 April 2006 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwean women have the shortest lifespan in the world, according to a new report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday.
ZIMBABWE: AIDS awareness planned as school subject
29 March 2006 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe has announced plans to implement HIV/AIDS awareness as an examinable subject from primary to tertiary school levels.
ZIMBABWE: Traditional healing centres to supplement ailing health system
23 March 2006 (PlusNews ), The Zimbabwean government is stepping up its efforts to include traditional medicine in the ailing health sector, officials told PlusNews, but traditional healers feel more can be done.
ZIMBABWE: Farming needs new measures against AIDS - Govt
15 March 2006 (PlusNews ), Southern Africa needs new measures to combat the impact of HIV/AIDS on agriculture and food security, Zimbabwean Agriculture Deputy Minister, Sylvester Nguni has said.
ZIMBABWE: Sanctions blamed for poor ARV rollout
13 March 2006 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe blames its declining healthcare system and anti-AIDS drug shortages on economic sanctions imposed by developed countries, according to the official Herald newspaper.
ZIMBABWE: Health minister advocates abstinence before condoms
8 March 2006 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwean health officials have endorsed the use of condoms only where people fail to abstain or remain faithful to their partners.
ZIMBABWE: Mandatory HIV testing given a miss
7 March 2006 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe on Tuesday rejected a call by NGOs to make HIV testing compulsory, saying it constituted a violation of human rights.
ZIMBABWE: More work urged against AIDS and youth risks
3 March 2006 (PlusNews ), A lot more needs to be done against HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe, despite strides made in reducing prevalence rates, government officials said on Thursday.

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