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KENYA: 1.1 million HIV/AIDS orphans
14 August 2002 (PlusNews ), The official figure for numbers of HIV/AIDS orphans in Kenya is now 1.1 million, Kenneth Chebet, the head of the National AIDS Control Council told PlusNews on Wednesday.
NAMIBIA: Preparations underway for second appeal to Fund
14 August 2002 (PlusNews ), After missing out on grants awarded during the Global Fund's first call for funding proposals, Namibia has stepped up efforts to access funds for the second round of awards.
SOUTH AFRICA: Summit to shape government HIV/AIDS policy
13 August 2002 (PlusNews ), Scientists and academics are meeting with government this week in a groundbreaking HIV/AIDS summit expected to help shape state policy.
SWAZILAND: Government to provide AIDS drugs
12 August 2002 (PlusNews ), HIV positive mothers and rape survivors will soon receive anti-AIDS drugs at public health facilities throughout the kingdom, the Swazi government has announced.
KENYA: Update on importation of HIV/AIDS drugs
12 August 2002 (PlusNews ), Activists are racing against the clock to have the Industrial Property Act amended to enable the importation of generic anti-retroviral drugs into Kenya, before parliament goes into recess on Tuesday.
SOUTH AFRICA: NAPWA highlights plight of women
8 August 2002 (PlusNews ), Women living with HIV/AIDS still faced many challenges, despite the strides made towards empowering them since the country's independence, South Africa's association of people living with HIV/AIDS said on Thursday.
RWANDA: USAID funds HIV/AID project
6 August 2002 (PlusNews ), Rwanda is among eight countries worldwide to benefit from a US $2 million grant from the US Agency for International Development to help people living with HIV/AIDS, the agency announced on Friday.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Mining giant to provide AIDS drugs
6 August 2002 (PlusNews ), Mining giant Anglo American on Tuesday said it will pay for anti-AIDS drugs for its workers as part of its expanded HIV/AIDS strategy.
KENYA: Focus on importation of HIV/AIDS drugs
5 August 2002 (PlusNews ), Pressure is mounting on the Kenyan government to re-amend the Industrial Property Act to allow for the importation of generic anti-retroviral medicines (ARVs) into the country.
MALAWI: Home based care eases pressure on public health sector
5 August 2002 (PlusNews ), Faced with the devastating impact of an HIV/AIDS epidemic compounded by abject poverty, Malawians have eased the pressure on state hospitals by caring for chronically ill family and neighbours at home.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Plans to test health workers slammed
30 July 2002 (PlusNews ), Plans to make HIV testing compulsory for foreign health workers aiming to work in Britain were "discriminatory" and insulting to African nurses, nursing unions said on Tuesday.
SOUTH AFRICA: Government to follow original proposals
29 July 2002 (PlusNews ), Money earmarked by the Global Fund to fight AIDS for KwaZulu-Natal will be spent on the province's intended programmes, but coordinated by South Africa's national AIDS council, the government has decided.
SOUTH AFRICA: PWAs involved in the workplace
25 July 2002 (PlusNews ), A pilot programme run by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in South Africa has provided an opportunity for people living with HIV/AIDS to become involved in workplace responses to the epidemic.
BURUNDI: World Bank signs $36 million deal to fight HIV/AIDS
25 July 2002 (PlusNews ), Burundi and the World Bank signed a US $36-million agreement on Thursday to support a multisectoral project to combat HIV/AIDS in the war-torn country.
RWANDA: Global Fund give US $14-million to fight HIV/AIDS
24 July 2002 (PlusNews ), Rwanda is to receive a US $14-million grant from the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Health Minister Ezechias Rwabuhihi said at a news conference in Kigali.
SOUTH AFRICA: New hope for mothers
22 July 2002 (PlusNews ), HIV positive mothers in three sites in South Africa will now get treatment to ensure their survival after the births of their babies.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: IFRC launches US $61.9 million appeal
22 July 2002 (PlusNews ), The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) urgently needs US $61.9 million to help about 1.3 million cope with the double blow of HIV/AIDS and food shortages in Southern Africa.
SOUTH AFRICA: Controversy over Fund grant
19 July 2002 (PlusNews ), The Global Fund to Fight AIDS has insisted that money earmarked for the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal must be spent locally, following concern that the South African government intended to use the US $72 million donation for national programmes.
SWAZILAND: Folktales to address modern problems
19 July 2002 (PlusNews ), The African folklore tradition is being revived in Swaziland to communicate difficult contemporary problems like AIDS and child abuse.
WEST AFRICA: InterAction issues report on sexual exploitation
18 July 2002 (PlusNews ), Many factors may explain the vulnerability of displaced people to sexual exploitation but there are "no excuses" for its occurrence, US-based NGOs said in a just released document titled 'Report of the InterAction Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation of Displaced Children'.

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