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HARARE, 17 May 2013 (UNAIDS) - Zimbabwe is an example of political commitment and progress in the AIDS response. Although it is one of the countries most affected by the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, with an adult HIV prevalence of 15%, the country has achieved and sustains universal coverage of treatment to prevent mother-to-child-transmission of HIV (93%) and adult antiretroviral therapy (ART) with 95% of adult Zimbabweans eligible for HIV treatment receiving it.
LUSAKA, 17 May 2013 (allAfrica) - The Network of Anti Retroviral Users of Zambia is perturbed at the current shortage and rationing of the life-prolonging drugs used for treatment of HIV-positive citizens.
The Open Society Foundation is conducting a rapid assessment of the Global Fund's new funding model in three early applicant countries - Zimbabwe, Myanmar, and El Salvador - to assess the level of local civil society and community participation in the model. We are particularly interested in hearing from stakeholders representing key affected or "most-at-risk" populations.
MBABANE, 16 May 2013 (IRIN) - It was an ambitious plan to circumcise the majority of men in Swaziland, an effort to reduce the risk of HIV transmission in a country with the world's highest HIV prevalence. How could it have gone wrong?
BERN, 15 May 2013 (UNAIDS) - The Federal Councillor for Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, Didier Burkhalter announced the government’s intention to increase its annual contributions to UNAIDS for 2013, 2014 and 2015 during the official visit of UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé to the Swiss capital of Bern. Such contribution reaffirms Switzerland’s position among UNAIDS' top 10 donors.
KEETMANSHOOP, 15 May 2013 (New Era) - The Minister of Regional and local Government, Housing and Rural Development (Retired) Major General Charles Namholoh has called on civil society organisations to stand together and fight HIV and AIDS.