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African Leaders Challenged to Address Key Populations

JOHANNESBURG, (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - Former Mozambique President Joaquim Chissano has challenged African Leaders to ensure that their citizens access information and services that reflect  their sexual and reproductive health needs. He said this while giving a Keynote Address at a Tweet@able Regional Policy Dialogue on Integrated  Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV Services for Key Populations in East and Southern Africa in Johannesburg today.

Leadership Tweeting on Sexual and Reproductive Health for Key Populations: Let us join them all on the cyberspace!

JOHANNESBURG - SAfAIDS hosted the Leadership is protecting “All” Tweet@able Regional Policy Dialogue on Integrated SRH and HIV services for Key Populations in East and Southern Africa. The dialogue, which took place from the 2nd to the 3rd of April, was hosted at the Airport Grand Hotel in Johannesburg. It is part of the SAfAIDS rock leadership programme, which seeks to promote access to integrated SRH and HIV services for key populations in the region.  Join the dialogue on SAfAIDS Twitter, #SRHRkeypops  or Stay Connected on SAfAIDS Facebook Page

Tuberculosis Can Be Curable

KAMPALA, 31 March 2014 (allAfrica)  — Tuberculosis is a life ending disease caused by various strains of micro-bacteria that attack the lungs making it difficult to breath. This being an airborne disease is curable if patients use drugs very well as prescribed by the health personnel.

Key Populations: Are we accompanying them on their path to attaining Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights?

HARARE, 27 April 2014 (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - The 2-3rd April 2014 will see all roads leading to Johannesburg for the SAfAIDS Tweet@ble Regional Policy Dialogue which will be calling for Leadership and Accountability for improved health through guaranteeing Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) of key populations in East and Southern Africa (ESA).

Southern African countries commit to address TB in the mining sector

JOHANNESBURG, 26 March 2014 (StopTB) - In a unique event that took place on 25 March in Johannesburg, South Africa, high level representatives from Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Namibia agreed to go towards a regional harmonization approach in addressing tuberculosis in mining. This implies going forward in having common systems for tracking and tracing patients through common referral procedures and common databases applying the same treatment regimens and protocols, and ensuring that communities and families of miners with TB are screened and subsequently rolled-out.

Poor Treatment Boosts XDR-TB

PRETORIA, 25 March 2014 (allAfrica) - The drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment regimen may be fuelling the rise of MDR-TB as a recent study suggests that many patients are already resistant to at least three of its standard drugs.

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