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Governments failing to address cervical cancer

JOHANNESBURG, 31 October 2012 (PlusNews) - Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women in southern Africa, but new research reveals that governments’ attempts to address the disease have been inadequate. Access to cervical cancer screening services is minimal, few countries in the region have policies on the disease, and treatment remains a major challenge. full report

AFRICA: Domestic investment in HIV up but uneven

NAIROBI, 19 July 2012 (PlusNews) - Many sub-Saharan African nations - traditionally the beneficiaries of international HIV funding - are gradually increasing their financial contributions to the fight against the virus, boosting the number of people on treatment to record highs according to a new UNAIDS report, Together We Will End AIDS, released on 18 July. full report

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