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NEWS AND FEATURES
ZIMBABWE: HIV-positive health workers form union

HARARE, 16 February (PLUSNEWS) - Working as a medical professional in overburdened, poorly equipped healthcare facilities facing chronic drug shortages, is hard enough. But when you're HIV positive and also have to deal with stigma and discrimination from your colleagues, it can become unbearable. Full report


ZIMBABWE: Another setback for anti-AIDS treatment

BULAWAYO, 14 December (PLUSNEWS) - Zimbabwe's health minister, HIV/AIDS activists and health experts have all warned that a recent increase in the cost of CD4 tests, which measure the strength of the immune system, will negatively affect the already ailing national AIDS treatment programme. Full report


ZIMBABWE: Traditional healing centres to supplement ailing health system

BULAWAYO, 23 March (PLUSNEWS) - The Zimbabwean government is stepping up its efforts to include traditional medicine in the ailing health sector, officials told PlusNews, but traditional healers feel more can be done. Full report


ZIMBABWE: Youth instrumental in future HIV/AIDS decline - UNICEF

JOHANNESBURG, 22 February (PLUSNEWS) - Further reductions in Zimbabwe's HIV/AIDS prevalence rate depends largely on the greater involvement of the country's youth in the fight against the pandemic, according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). Full report


ZIMBABWE: More children abused as situation worsens

JOHANNESBURG, 23 January (PLUSNEWS) - The worsening humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe is making children more vulnerable to abuse, according to child rights NGOs. Full report


ZIMBABWE: Prevention campaigns successful as HIV rate drops

JOHANNESBURG, 8 December (PLUSNEWS) - Zimbabwe has become the first southern African country to register a decline in HIV prevalence, according to the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Full report


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COMMUNITIES IN CRISIS
ZIMBABWE: Ongoing medical strike could cost lives

HARARE, 31 January (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - As Zimbabwe's disgruntled doctors and nurses continue their strike over low salaries and poor working conditions, concern is growing about how the prolonged stayaway is affecting HIV-positive patients. Full report


ZIMBABWE: Costs of ARVs spiral

BULAWAYO, 26 January (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - A rise of more than 100 percent in the price of antiretroviral drugs is likely to put the life-prolonging medication beyond the reach of hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans living with HIV. Full report


ZIMBABWE: Scepticism over govt plan to treble ARV beneficiaries

BULAWAYO, 11 January (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - The Zimbabwean government has announced its intention to treble the number of people on its free antiretroviral (ARV) programme in 2007, but experts are sceptical about the health sector's capacity to achieve this goal. Full report


ZIMBABWE: New law set to bring hope to abused women

HARARE, 10 January (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - 2006 ended on a good note for many women's groups and activists in Zimbabwe, when the House of Assembly finally passed legislation aimed at stamping out growing levels of domestic violence. Full report


ZIMBABWE: Sick economy fuels growth of fake drug market

HARARE, 13 December (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Zimbabwe's deteriorating health services have made room for a thriving parallel market for drugs, many of them counterfeit, warn concerned health professionals. Full report


ZIMBABWE: Child abused every hour, new data reveals

HARARE, 20 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - A child is abused every hour in Zimbabwe, according to new data released by a group of nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) working to stop the suffering. Full report


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