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NEW YORK, 19 May 2014 (allAfrica) — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released a new guidebook today encouraging low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to make greater use of competition law and policy to increase access to HIV treatment and other health technologies.
HARARE, 16 May 2014 (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - The city of Chitungwiza was ablaze with edutainment from the 29th April to the 2nd of May 2014 as part of the HIFA outreach programme. The Organisation for Public Health Interventions and Development (OPHID), SAfAIDS and Zimbabwe AIDS Preventing Project Trust (ZAPPT) were part of the team that took the spirit of HIFA to communities through providing information on the national strategic goal of elimination of pediatric HIV by 2015 and the key steps to be taken towards achieving that goal. Population Services International (PSI) also weighed in with the provision of HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC).
HARARE, 16 May 2014 (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - Life-threatening illnesses like cancer have been known to cause inexpressible suffering for both the patient and the carers alike if no medical recourse is available in African countries.
HARARE,16 May 2014 (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - In a bid to address the unmet need for family planning amongst HIV positive women and women of reproductive health, SAfAIDS in conjunction with Betsreranai, its Community Based Partner in Mberengwa conducted “Our Baby Our Future” Campaigns at 8 various sites in the district. The campaigns were targeted at providing health education and services ranging from condom use during pregnancy and dual protection during breastfeeding periods regardless of HIV status of women/couple to maximize health outcomes for children.
CAPE TOWN, 16 May 2014 (allAfrica) — Researchers at the Desmond Tutu TB Centre at Stellenbosch University have embarked on a potentially groundbreaking study that could lead to better ways to treat tuberculosis (TB) in babies.
HARARE, 15 May 2014 (Herald) - Times are hard and ways to make money are devised almost every day. Newspapers are awash with adverts of traditional healers who claim to solve erectile problems, get male organ enlargements, get good jobs, loans or even promises of marriage.