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AFRICA: Older people need help to raise the next generation
NAIROBI, 11 November 2009 (PlusNews) - When the working members of a household die from HIV-related illnesses in northern Tanzania, older dependants have to work longer hours to cope financially, according to recently published World Bank study.
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KENYA: Improving PMTCT services through Millennium Villages
SAURI, 8 October 2009 (PlusNews) - Five years ago, pregnant women in the village of Sauri, in western Kenya's Nyanza Province, had access to just one rundown and poorly staffed sub-district hospital. Few chose to use it, instead giving birth at home, risking complications during delivery and, for those living with HIV, passing it on to their child.
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KENYA: Food and ARVs: "I will survive..." (multimedia)
MAKUENI, 7 September 2009 (PlusNews) - More than 200,000 Kenyans now have access to free antiretroviral drugs, but in a country that experiences frequent food shortages, drugs are rarely enough to keep HIV-positive patients healthy.
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UGANDA: Hungry HIV-positive patients abandon ARVs
AMURIA, 18 August 2009 (PlusNews) - HIV-positive patients in drought-hit eastern Uganda are abandoning their anti-retroviral regimens in droves, and leaders fear that unless more food becomes available, they will soon be dealing with drug resistance and death.
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GLOBAL: PlusNews Survey
JOHANNESBURG, 16 July 2009 (PlusNews) - Dear subscriber, PlusNews, the HIV/AIDS news service produced by the UN's Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), would like to invite you to participate in a short survey to evaluate and improve the service.
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UGANDA: HIV-positive mums struggle to find safe food for their babies
GULU, 26 June 2009 (PlusNews) - The rising cost of food in northern Uganda is forcing HIV-positive new mothers to turn to risky alternatives to formula milk or exclusive breastfeeding, as recommended by health professionals.
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ZIMBABWE: Neglected health crisis on farms
BINDURA, 13 May 2009 (PlusNews) - It is harvest time in Zimbabwe's northern Mashonaland Central Province, but the only thing growing on most of the farms around Bindura, the provincial capital, is tall grass.
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UGANDA: HIV-positive IDPs struggle as food aid dries up
GULU/AMURU, 21 April 2009 (PlusNews) - Stella Aceng, a mother of 10 living in Gulu district, northern Uganda, recently left the camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) that had been her home for the past 20 years and moved back to the village where she spent her childhood, but it has been a less than happy homecoming.
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