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ERITREA-ETHIOPIA: UN peacekeepers providing AIDS awareness training
4 June 2002 (PlusNews ), The UN peacekeeping mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) has taken the lead in providing training on how to tackle the HIV/AIDS epidemic sweeping Africa.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31257
MALAWI: Conservative Malawi grapples with sex education
3 June 2002 (PlusNews ), The Malawi Censorship Board has ordered the removal of a controversial condom advertisement that it has declared offensive and pornographic.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31254
EAST AFRICA: IFRC explores health, politics, partnership
3 June 2002 (PlusNews ), Delegates and volunteers from the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement are meeting in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, this week (3-6 June) to analyse the impact of the political and socioeconomic environment on their work in eastern Africa.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31255
AFRICA: Africans demand more funds for AIDS research
3 June 2002 (PlusNews ), An HIV/AIDS vaccine offers the best hope of controlling the pandemic in Africa, leading scientists said on Monday at the opening of a two-day meeting of the African AIDS Vaccine Programme (AAVP) in Cape Town, South Africa.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31256
KENYA: Soccer tournament highlights plight of street children
31 May 2002 (PlusNews ), Hundreds of Kenyan slum and street children on Thursday thronged the National Stadium in Nairobi for the finals of a soccer tournament, organised as part of an initiative to combat drug abuse and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31251
SOUTH AFRICA: Community health care serves the people
31 May 2002 (PlusNews ), The HIV/AIDS pandemic in KwaZulu Natal is overwhelming some public hospitals' capacity to provide adequate care for patients living with HIV/AIDS. The solution to this lies in community-driven health-care projects, local health workers told PlusNews.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31252
ANGOLA: Waking up to HIV/AIDS
30 May 2002 (PlusNews ), Three pm on a Monday. It is hot and dusty in the sprawling shantytown of Rocha Pinto near Luanda's airport, but dark and cool inside Chico's Bar. A soft kizomba is on the sound system. A teenage girl dances alone, eyes closed, with small movements.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=39804
ZIMBABWE: State declares emergency, allows use of generics
28 May 2002 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe's government has declared a state of emergency over HIV/AIDS and will allow the importation and manufacture of generic drugs, a local state-controlled newspaper reported.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31250
ANGOLA: HIV/AIDS training for journalists
27 May 2002 (PlusNews ), A network of Angolan journalists concerned about HIV/AIDS is taking shape, following a workshop on reporting on HIV/AIDS held in Luanda last month, the first such training to take place in Angola.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31247
ZAMBIA: Kaunda soldiers on in anti-AIDS campaign
27 May 2002 (PlusNews ), Zambia's first president Kenneth Kaunda was commander-in-chief of the armed forces for close to three decades. Today, in his retirement years, he is marshalling the country in a war against HIV/AIDS.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31248
SWAZILAND: AIDS campaign to be led from the grassroots
27 May 2002 (PlusNews ), Swaziland's mayors are adopting a novel method in the fight against HIV/AIDS. They are reversing the usual top-down approach and are being led instead by their constituents, ordinary Swazis.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31249
AFRICA: Nevirapine fact sheet//CORRECTION
22 May 2002 (PlusNews ), The South African government recently changed its position on providing nevirapine to HIV positive pregnant women, yet in the Constitutional Court, the government is still appealing a court order to distribute the drug saying more research is needed on its safety. The following is a PlusNews fact sheet on the drug.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31245
SOUTH AFRICA: Insurance controversy for people living with HIV/AIDS
21 May 2002 (PlusNews ), When Mercy Makhalemele's husband died of HIV/AIDS seven years ago her home was taken away after the insurance company refused to pay out his life cover.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31244
KENYA: Anti-AIDS groups demand urgency to match crisis
20 May 2002 (PlusNews ), AIDS organisations meeting in Nairobi on Sunday urged Kenya's political, religious and community leaders to intensify the fight against the disease, and provide better leadership and guidance to society in the face of the scale of the pandemic.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31241
ETHIOPIA: Training for HIV/AIDS youth counsellors launched
20 May 2002 (PlusNews ), Ethiopia’s first-ever team of youth counsellors who will help combat HIV/AIDS has been launched. The members of the 30-strong team will be returning to their local communities to teach youth counsellors in the fight against the virus.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31242
TANZANIA: Condom shortage poses threat to anti-AIDS strategy
20 May 2002 (PlusNews ), The government of Tanzania has expressed concern that the country is facing a shortage of condoms, although their wide availability is a central plank of national strategy to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31243
AFRICA: Microbicides - a new hope for HIV/AIDS prevention
15 May 2002 (PlusNews ), An effective microbicide which can prevent or reduce HIV transmission could have a dramatic effect on the course of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, delegates at a microbicides conference noted.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31238
SOUTH AFRICA: Eastern Cape TB hospitals receive funding
15 May 2002 (PlusNews ), At least 1,600 tuberculosis patients in South Africa's Eastern Cape got a reprieve for their lifesaving treatment when the Southern African National Tuberculosis Association (SANTA) received a multi-million rand government subsidy on Wednesday.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31239
ETHIOPIA: Major anti-HIV/AIDS campaign to be launched
14 May 2002 (PlusNews ), A major campaign aimed at providing young people with HIV/AIDS counselling and testing is to be launched in Ethiopia.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31235
SOUTH AFRICA: Living without AIDS drugs
14 May 2002 (PlusNews ), Chriselda Kananda was seven months pregnant when she discovered she was HIV positive in 1997. She has been living healthily and positively without any antiretroviral treatment ever since.
http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=31236

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