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A Rogues' Gallery

JOHANNESBURG, 18 April 2012 (PlusNews Global) - Grantees of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria who allegedly committed fraud or misused funds unwittingly did a lot of damage to the Fund – and, many say, global health - as donors withdrew and the beleaguered organization faced a "crisis of confidence" in recent years. But the Fund has responded and is undergoing an extensive restructuring process. IRIN/PlusNews takes a look at some of the alleged fraudsters and the progress of the investigations. full report

NEPAL: Treatment illiteracy puts HIV benchmarks in peril

KATHMANDU, 17 April 2012 (PlusNews Global) - Poor understanding of antiretroviral therapy (ART) amongst health officials, clinicians and patients in Nepal could undermine gains in the country’s HIV/AIDS prevention efforts and threaten future progress in lowering the number of new infections. full report

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Violence and belief in magic raise risk of HIV for women

PORT MORESBY, 18 April 2012 (PlusNews Global) - High levels of sexual violence and a cultural belief in witchcraft are putting an increasing number of women at risk of HIV in Papua New Guinea (PNG), health experts say. full report
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