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BOTSWANA: Diamond giant leads the fight against HIV/AIDS
14 November 2001 (PlusNews ), Debswana, Botswana's giant diamond company, is leading the fight against HIV/AIDS in the southern African country with an innovative response to the pandemic.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Opening dialogue through VCT
13 November 2001 (PlusNews ), Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) centres offer an important platform for coming to terms with HIV and encouraging open dialogue on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the Harare-based regional information service SAfAIDS says in its latest media pack.
RWANDA: DFID allocates 2.95 million pounds for HIV/AIDS work
13 November 2001 (PlusNews ), Britain's Department for International Development (DFID) has allocated ActionAid, a British development charity, 2.95 million pounds sterling (US $4.29 million) for HIV/AIDS work in Rwanda.
BOTSWANA: Tebelopele - contributing to HIV prevention
12 November 2001 (PlusNews ), The waiting room of the Tebelopele Testing Centre in the Botswana capital Gaborone is covered in bright sunny yellow posters urging you to "know your status" - and increasingly that is what Motswana are doing.
BOTSWANA: PlusNews Interview with Dipuo Bogatsu - Commonwealth Ambassador of Positive Living
9 November 2001 (PlusNews ), In 1992, Dipuo Bogatsu was diagnosed as being HIV positive. In a country where more than 35 percent of the population has HIV/AIDS, few people have publicly disclosed their status and many Batswana believe that HIV/AIDS is a foreign disease which does not exist in Botswana or is only found in urban areas.
ANGOLA: Angolan basic indicators among the worst in the world - SCF
7 November 2001 (PlusNews ), The impact of Angola's long war and a lack of investment in social services have had a devastating impact on the country's children, with basic indicators continuing to be "among the worst in the world", says Save the Children Fund.
BOTSWANA: Bridging the HIV/AIDS information/communication gap
5 November 2001 (PlusNews ), The Harare-based regional AIDS awareness organisation SAfAIDS conducted a "strategic communications workshop" for NGO information officers and media practitioners in Botswana last month.
SIERRA LEONE: HIV/AIDS the new enemy
2 November 2001 (PlusNews ), Sierra Leone's decade-long civil war is winding down, but HIV/AIDS is a new more deadly enemy that the country is unprepared to tackle, Refugee International (RI) warns in a new report.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Japan provides US $630,000 to fight HIV/AIDS
2 November 2001 (PlusNews ), The Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and Japanese NGO Amis d'Afrique (Friends of Africa) signed a letter of agreement on Wednesday for a US $630,000 grant in support of reinforcing HIV/AIDS responses in communities in the CAR, the World Bank announced from Bangui.
SOUTH AFRICA: NAPWA hits out at financial institutions
2 November 2001 (PlusNews ), Discrimination by financial institutions in South Africa continues to disadvantage People living with AIDS, the director of the national association of PWAs told PlusNews on Friday.
AFRICA: The impact of HIV/AIDS on the family
31 October 2001 (PlusNews ), A recent report supports evidence that in Africa, the HIV/AIDS pandemic is concentrated in the most economically productive segment of the population and has far-reaching implications.
COTE D'IVOIRE: Japanese aid for local organisations
29 October 2001 (PlusNews ), Japan has granted 96.2 million CFA (about US $136,000) to five local organisations to help promote development and improve living conditions, the Japanese embassy in Abidjan said in a news release.
SOUTH AFRICA: Bishop calls for state of emergency over HIV/AIDS
22 October 2001 (PlusNews ), Anglican Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane has consulted with governments in Southern Africa, organised labour and non-governmental organisations about declaring a state of emergency over the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
SOUTH AFRICA: Local AIDS vaccine to be tested soon
18 October 2001 (PlusNews ), South Africa's first locally developed prototype AIDS vaccine is likely to be tested within the next few months, the 'Beeld' newspaper reported on Wednesday.
AFRICA: One in six people on HIV drugs has side effects - report
18 October 2001 (PlusNews ), Nearly one person in six taking strong antiretroviral drugs, suffers serious toxic side effects, a study published in the latest issue of 'The Lancet', reported.
ERITREA-ETHIOPIA: UN initiative targets HIV/AIDS among soldiers
18 October 2001 (PlusNews ), The training of HIV/AIDS educators for the Ethiopian army is part of a broader initiative by the United Nations Mission to Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) with the armies of both countries and the UN military contingent, which started in mid-July.
SOUTH AFRICA: Bishop calls for state of emergency on HIV/AIDS
18 October 2001 (PlusNews ), Anglican Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane is consulting with governments in Southern Africa, organised labour and non-governmental organisations about declaring a state of emergency over the HIV/AIDS pandemic, SAPA reported.
ZIMBABWE: Council disburses funds
17 October 2001 (PlusNews ), Zimbabwe's National Aids Council (NAC) disbursed US $5 million from the AIDS Trust Fund to 53 districts on Tuesday.
SOUTH AFRICA: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital reports 24,000 deaths
17 October 2001 (PlusNews ), More than 24,000 people have already died of AIDS-related diseases at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital since 1998, hospital officials announced on Monday.
AFRICA: Campaigners attack drug companies over AIDS patents
17 October 2001 (PlusNews ), Health campaigners have accused the pharmaceutical industry of trying to sabotage attempts by developing countries to ensure that patent rights do not prohibit access to AIDS drugs, the 'Financial Times' has reported.

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