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MOZAMBIQUE: "I am in the darkness" - AIDS orphan

TETE, 15 March (PLUSNEWS) - Laurita Fernando's father left her just two mud huts and a badly tended maize field when he died. Once he was gone - after two months of suffering from AIDS-related symptoms - Laurita's stepmother walked out of the family home. Full report

MOZAMBIQUE: Young people's radio show breaks down taboos

MAPUTO , 8 February (PLUSNEWS) - Subjects like HIV/AIDS and child trafficking, usually considered taboo in Mozambican society, are being openly discussed by the teenage presenters of radio and television programmes for young people. Full report

MOZAMBIQUE: HIV/AIDS carers to be taught ARV management

MAPUTO, 16 January (PLUSNEWS) - The Mozambican Red Cross will begin training hundreds of volunteer workers to manage antiretroviral therapy (ART) for people in their care living with HIV/AIDS. Full report

MOZAMBIQUE: The road across the border doesn't go to the promised land

MAPUTO, 19 April (PLUSNEWS) - "I want to forget the past and now try to improve my life," said Sonia, examining with satisfaction her new home, a small one-bedroomed brick house without electricity or water on the outskirts of the Mozambican capital, Maputo. Full report

MOZAMBIQUE: Newspapers in hot seat over AIDS cure ads

MAPUTO, 1 February (PLUSNEWS) - The poorly regulated traditional medicine industry is attracting ever larger numbers of clients with newspaper advertisements that make extravagant claims. Full report

MOZAMBIQUE: MSF to ensure sustainability of ARV programme

MAPUTO, 17 January (PLUSNEWS) - In a bid to ensure the sustainability of its antiretroviral (ARV) treatment programme in Mozambique, the international NGO, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), has focussed on skills transfer with the aim of handing over the running of its sites to the government. Full report

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MOZAMBIQUE: Tropical cyclone Favio sparks concerns about ARVs

MAPUTO, 1 March (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - A week after tropical cyclone Favio hit Mozambique's eastern province of Inhambane, concerns are rising about how HIV-positive people in the area will access life-prolonging anti-AIDS medication. Full report

MOZAMBIQUE: WFP halves rations for the hungry

MAPUTO, 10 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - A funding shortfall of more than 70 percent has forced the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) to halve its rations to hungry Mozambicans, ahead of the critical "lean season" between harvests, when food stocks generally run out. The cut has come at a critical time, when food is at its scarcest and most expensive. Full report

MOZAMBIQUE: New bridge puts children at risk

CHIMUARA, 7 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Fears of HIV/AIDS and child prostitution have gripped the towns of Caia and Chimuara on opposite sides of the Zambezi River in central Mozambique as construction of a new bridge draws in hundreds of mostly male migrant workers. Full report

MOZAMBIQUE: Recognising the reality of HIV/AIDS in prisons saves lives

MAPUTO, 21 September (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - In Mozambique's Machava Central Prison, the largest jail in the country, sex between prisoners is an unavoidable reality, but little is being done to prevent it, according to inmates and medical staff. Full report

MOZAMBIQUE: Exploitation and abuse awaits Zimbabwe's migrant children

MAPUTO, 25 May (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Save the Children-UK (SCF-UK) has raised the alarm over increasing numbers of Zimbabwean children illegally entering Mozambique to escape poverty at home. Full report

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