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ZIMBABWE: Not enough cash for ARVs or food
HARARE, 13 November 2008 (PlusNews) - George Mumba, 24, an accountant in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, is among the thousands of people whose situation has been drastically affected by hyperinflation, because customers cannot withdraw enough cash from the bank to buy what they need.
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BURUNDI: Food "an enormous problem" for people living with HIV
BUJUMBURA, 11 November 2008 (PlusNews) - When Diane Ndayizeye* was diagnosed with HIV three years ago, she was relieved to discover she could get her life-prolonging antiretroviral medication free of charge at a local hospital. What she did not realise was that the drugs would increase her appetite, a real problem when you rely on food aid.
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ETHIOPIA: A little money gets big results
ADDIS ABABA, 25 August 2008 (PlusNews) - Birkay Gadenah is not any bank's idea of a good credit risk. The 36-year-old mother of five lives in the tin-roof shantytown of Burayu, 12km west of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. But eight months ago, she and nine other women from the neighbourhood funeral society, or "edir", formed a community savings and loan group. "It has changed my life," she said.
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SOUTH AFRICA: National survey finds young women most at risk of HIV/AIDS
JOHANNESBURG, 1 December 2005 (PlusNews) - Over one in 10 South Africans are living with HIV, with young African women in informal settlements being at highest risk of HIV infection, a new study has found.
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MALAWI: Project aims to put the brakes on spread of HIV/AIDS
LILONGWE, 29 November 2005 (PlusNews) - In an effort to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS among truck drivers and sex workers, the World Food Programme (WFP) and TNT, a Netherlands based logistics company, have set up a counselling and treatment centre at Malawi's border with Mozambique.
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MADAGASCAR: A mixed blessing, mine to bring development and HIV/AIDS
JOHANNESBURG, 4 November 2005 (PlusNews) - Madagascar has opted out of screening immigrating South African mineworkers for HIV/AIDS, citing human rights issues as a motivation.
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SOUTH AFRICA: Poor governance blamed for US $10 million unspent in HIV/AIDS budget
JOHANNESBURG, 1 November 2005 (PlusNews) - South African health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang this week highlighted the need for improved management of existing state resources when she attributed the rollover of about US $10 million in HIV/AIDS money to poor governance at provincial and local level.
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ZIMBABWE: Teachers urge free ARVs as AIDS thins their ranks
BULAWAYO, 14 October 2005 (PlusNews) - Teachers in Zimbabwe have urged the government to provide free AIDS treatment after a survey revealed the profession was struggling with the highest infection rates in the country.
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