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SOUTH AFRICA: Health minister to defend MTCT court challenge
13 September 2001 (PlusNews ), Health Minister Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang would defend legal action instituted by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) aimed at ensuring state provision of the anti-retroviral drug Nevirapine to pregnant HIV positive women countrywide, Health-e News reported on Wednesday.
BOTSWANA: Botswana Intensifies HIV/AIDS Awareness Programme
12 September 2001 (PlusNews ), Botswana has made strides in implementing a programme aimed at reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS, Director of Health Services of Botswana Patson Mazonde said on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.
UGANDA: Women have to stop breast-feeding to prevent passing HIV to babies
12 September 2001 (PlusNews ), African women infected with HIV/AIDS have to break with tradition and stop breast-feeding to prevent passing it on to their children, medical experts told delegates at a four-day conference on Global Strategy for the Prevention of HIV Transmission from Mothers to Infants, AP reported.
SOUTH AFRICA: Mbeki questions spending on HIV/AIDS
11 September 2001 (PlusNews ), South African President Thabo Mbeki has ordered the government to re-evaluate its social policy spending in light of 1995 data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) that states “external causes” such as accidents, homicide and suicide, not HIV/AIDS, make up the leading cause of death in the nation, the Johannesburg newspaper ‘Business Day’ reported on Monday.
AFRICA: FAO report says HIV/AIDS is devastating farming and worsening hunger
11 September 2001 (PlusNews ), HIV/AIDS is devastating farming and worsening hunger in sub-Saharan Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Tuesday.
AFRICA: AIDS conference commends four countries for anti-AIDS efforts
10 September 2001 (PlusNews ), Four countries were commended at an AIDS conference for reducing mother to child transmission of HIV by making the appropriate drugs readily available, AFP reported on Monday.
AFRICA: Boehringer-Ingelheim Begins Shipping Free Doses of AIDS Drug
10 September 2001 (PlusNews ), Rwanda, Zambia, Uganda, Senegal and Zimbabwe and expects to ship another 31,400 doses to seven health centres in six other countries. The company is reviewing applications from other programmes, including some in South Africa.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Cipla’s exports of AIDS drugs increase after discount offer
6 September 2001 (PlusNews ), Cipla, the Indian pharmaceutical firm that shook the global market last February when it offered to sell a generic three-drug AIDS therapy to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) for an annual cost of US $350 per patient, said on Tuesday that it was exporting the drugs to a “dozen” countries, including Nigeria, Algeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Cambodia, and is in talks to expand its sales to other African and Southeast Asian nations, Reuters reported on Tuesday.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: UNAIDS director says HIV/AIDS stigma is discrimination
5 September 2001 (PlusNews ), UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot called for “an all-out attack on HIV-related stigma and discrimination” in his address to delegates at the United Nations Conference Against Racism (WCAR) in Durban on Tuesday.
UGANDA: President to be presented with anti-HIV/AIDS award
5 September 2001 (PlusNews ), Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was to receive an award on Thursday for his leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Xinhua news agency has reported.
NIGERIA: Programme to supply AIDS drugs delayed
4 September 2001 (PlusNews ), A Nigerian pilot programme that would provide cheap antiretrovirals to people living with HIV/AIDS did not begin on 1 September as planned, Reuters reported last week.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Targeting young men is key to fight against HIV/AIDS
4 September 2001 (PlusNews ), Agencies involved in curbing the spread of HIV/AIDS must target young men or risk devastating effects in the long-term, warns a new joint report from the Panos Institute and UNAIDS.
KENYA: 250 HIV/AIDS testing centres to be opened soon
4 September 2001 (PlusNews ), The Kenyan government is to establish 250 voluntary testing and counselling centres for HIV/AIDS by next year, reported the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation on Sunday.
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