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PlusNews Weekly Issue 304, 06 October 2006


1. AIDS Alliance CD-ROM

The International AIDS Alliance has published a CD-ROM with over 200 publications and resources aimed at HIV/AIDS NGOs and CBOs in developing countries, or organisations that support them. It features reports and briefings on a range of HIV/AIDS issues, including prevention, civil society development, care and treatment, and orphans and vulnerable chilren.

To order a free copy, go to:

2. New publication: 'Advancing Reproductive Health and Family Planning through Religious Leaders and Faith-Based Organizations'

Pathfinder International has published 'Advancing Reproductive Health and Family Planning through Religious Leaders and Faith-Based Organizations,' a report describing how the organisation succeeded in enlisting religious leaders in Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda to spread knowledge and acceptance of its various reproductive health and family planning initiatives, and to challenge harmful traditional practices.

To order a hard copy, contact:
To download the document, go to:


1. HIV/AIDS and its Impact on Business in Africa - 22 to 25 January 2007

One of the major challenges facing the continent is to gather resources and translate knowledge and experience into treatment and prevention programmes.

This conference at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Johannesburg, South Africa, seeks to address the consequences if business continues to ignore current warnings and statistics.

Register at, as well as nominate a company you feel deserves an award for their course of action.




ETHIOPIA: Confidential hotline getting people talking
UGANDA: Broadcasting a message to remote northern communities
AFRICA: European grass not always greener for HIV-positive Africans
LESOTHO: OVC situation needs urgent action
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Red Cross and Red Crescent HIV/AIDS Global Alliance launches new initiative


· AIDS Media Center
· The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
· International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
· International HIV/AIDS Alliance

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