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MBABANE, 19 September 2013 (allAfrica) - Since February 2013, an innovative approach, commonly referred to as PMTCT B+ (prevention of mother-to-child transmission, option B+), is being rolled out by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Ministry of Health in the Nhlangano area, in the south of the country.
Phase Two Funding for HIV Grants to Zambia Will Focus Primarily on Procuring ARVs and Other Health Products
LUSAKA, 18 September 2013 (allAfrica) - The bulk of the $155.4 million in incremental renewal funding for two HIV grants in Zambia (first announced in this GFO article) will be used to procure antiretroviral treatment (ART) and other health products.
NAIROBI, 16 September 2013 (IRIN) - Kenya's HIV prevalence fell from 7.2 percent to 5.6 percent between 2007 and 2012, according to the preliminary results of the latest Kenya AIDS Indicator Survey (KAIS), but officials fear that unless the country reduces its reliance on donor funding for its HIV programmes, these gains will not be sustainable.
NAIROBI, 16 September 2013 (allAfrica) - Recently, there was brouhaha over a condom TV commercial. The 'Weka Condom Mpangoni' commercial, produced by a consortium of organisations fighting HIV and AIDS, challenged married couples to either keep off extra marital affairs, popularly referred to as 'mpango wa kando,' or always use condoms to protect themselves and their families from the threat of HIV and AIDS.
HARARE, 16 September 2013 (Herald) - The United Nations Development Programme has resorted to airlifting 15 054 packs of anti-retroviral drugs in an effort to ease the drug shortages being experienced throughout the country. This is a desperate measure taken after Government came hard on the UN body for failure to make deliveries on agreed time frames, resulting in major stock outs throughout the country.
HARARE, 16 September 2013, (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - Everyone has the right and freedom to control their own sexual and reproductive health lives. As we join the world to commemorate Global Female Condom Day, we promote the use of the female condom.