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GUINEA-BISSAU: Traditional healing to get its place in the sun

BAFATA, 31 March (PLUSNEWS) - Guinean traditional healers have been sidelined by health officials and received little support for researching their remedies, but this is set to change. Full report

GUINEA-BISSAU: First ARVs arrive, but no-one trained to prescribe them

BISSAU, 18 January (PLUSNEWS) - A first consignment of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for people living with AIDS has arrived from Brazil for distribution free of charge to people living with AIDS in Guinea-Bissau. However, local doctors and nurses have not yet received training in how to use the drugs and will be reliant on medical manuals to learn how to prescribe them. Full report

GUINEA-BISSAU: Brazil to sponsor first ARV treatment programme

BISSAU, 3 December (PLUSNEWS) - Brazil will start supplying Guinea-Bissau with antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to launch its first treatment programme for HIV-positive people in the first quarter of 2005, Health Minister Odete Costa Semedo has announced. Full report

GUINEA-BISSAU: Government launches first big push against AIDS

BISSAU, 27 July (PLUSNEWS) - Guinea-Bissau is launching its first big push against HIV/AIDS with the help of a US $19 million aid package from the World Bank and the Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Health Minister Odete Costa Semedo said. Full report

GUINEA-BISSAU: Country's first AIDS treatment centre opens in renovated hospital

BISSAU, 19 December (PLUSNEWS) - Guinea-Bissau has opened its first treatment centre for people living with HIV/AIDS in a newly refurbished hospital, which will provide antiretroviral therapy free of charge. Full report

GUINEA-BISSAU: Prime Minister to chair committee on HIV/AIDS

BISSAU, 5 November (PLUSNEWS) - Interim Prime Minister Artur Sanha is to chair a new committee on HIV/AIDS as part of the new government's attempts to control the spread of the disease in Guinea-Bissau. Full report

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GUINEA-BISSAU: Proposed law could outlaw female genital mutilation

BAFATA, 14 September (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - The practice of fanado, or female genital mutilation, could soon be outlawed by a new bill to be presented to the Guinea-Bissau parliament. Full report

GUINEA-BISSAU: Health service far from well

GABU, 21 July (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Few beds are occupied at the hospital in Gabu, a bustling town in eastern Guinea Bissau, close to the border with Guinea Conakry. It is not that the locals are particularly healthy. They are as wracked by malaria, malnutrition, cholera, TB and AIDS as every one else is in this country, one of the world's five poorest. Full report

GUINEA-BISSAU: Trying to work a miracle

BISSAU, 14 July (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - A shocked Paulo Mendes surveyed the wreck of his office. Burnt files, broken cabinets, ripped documents were strewn across the yard. Every computer, fax and telephone had been stolen. The national programme against AIDS in Guinea-Bissau was virtually wiped out. Full report

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LIBERIA: Knowledge and protection in Harbel, Part 2 (6/Nov/06)
LIBERIA: Coping with HIV in Harbel, Part 1 (5/Nov/06)
LIBERIA: Coping with HIV in Harbel, Part 2 (5/Nov/06)
SUDAN: Keeping the Family Together (13/Nov/06)
SUDAN: Coping with Loss (12/Oct/06)
SUDAN: In the Dark about HIV (26/Sept/06)
LIBERIA: the Buchanan experience, Part 1 (21/Aug/06)
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