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Zimbabwe: Challenges in Switching to New ARVs Regime

MASVINGO, 8 April 2015 (allAfrica) - Some health institutions in Masvingo are facing challenges in switching from an old anti-retroviral drug combination to the new regimen, thereby creating an artificial shortage of the life prolonging drugs at institutions in the province.This has resulted in some patients being turned away from hospitals.

World Health Day 2015: From farm to plate, make food safe

GENEVA, 7 April 2015 (WHO)  - New data on the harm caused by foodborne illnesses underscore the global threats posed by unsafe foods, and the need for coordinated, cross-border action across the entire food supply chain, according to WHO, which next week is dedicating its annual World Health Day to the issue of food safety.

Governor Calls for Improved Messages Against HIV/AIDS

MAPUTO, 02 April 2015 (allAfrica) - The governor of Maputo province, Raimundo Diomba, on Tuesday urged activists involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS to improve their methods of educating the various segments of the population, and making them aware of the threat.

Kenya Court Urges Change to Law Criminalising Women Who Pass HIV to Baby

NAIROBI, 01 April 2015 (allAfrica)  — Human rights groups have welcomed moves to change a Kenyan law passed to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS, which criminalises pregnant women who pass HIV/AIDS to their babies, saying it discouraged people from finding out their status.

SAfAIDS Hosts an Intergenerational Dialogue in Gwanda, Zimbabwe

GWANDA, 01 April 2015 (SAfAIDS) - Soul’s Comfort Trust and SAfAIDS held an intergenerational dialogue at Sibona Primary School in Gwanda on the 31st of March 2015. The dialogue theme was ‘Talking to children about SRH issues’ and was aimed at ensuring that parents and children openly talk about SRH.  Young people highlighted that parents only start talking to them about SRH issues when something wrong has happened and not as a routine. 

Zimbabwe to Hold HIV, Cancer Indaba

HARARE, 30 March 2015(allAfrica) - Zimbabwe will hold an HIV and cancer conference in June this year to strengthen the country's cancer prevention and control strategies, an official has said.

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