News headlines for “AIDS in Africa”, page 4

  1. Aid Not Enough to Fight AIDS

    Thursday, December 01, 2011

    Billions of people are marking yet another World AIDS Day - this one themed 'Getting to Zero', for zero AIDS-related deaths, zero new infections, and zero stigma and discrimination.

  2. LATIN AMERICA: Female Condoms in Short Supply

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    In spite of the growing spread of HIV/AIDS among women in Latin America and the Caribbean, the female condom, which could put them in charge of their health, is not readily available.

  3. ‘Nothing at Busan for African Women, Children’

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011

    Although there has been considerable progress towards reducing maternal and infant mortality, millions of women and children in Africa are still in need of better health services, food and sanitation.

  4. GHANA: Tropical Ulcer Persists Despite Affordable Solutions

    Thursday, November 24, 2011

    For the past 10 years, Buruli ulcer has been eating Benjamin Essel’s leg. The skin above his ankle is totally gone, and a swollen, pulpy and reddish wound rises almost up to his knee and wraps around his calf. Even still, this is an improvement over recent years.

  5. CARRIBEAN: Fresh Challenges Accompany Progress in AIDS Fight

    Monday, November 21, 2011

    Cracey Fernandes, the president of the Guyana Sex Work Coalition, does not hide the fact that he is homosexual.

  6. SOMALIA: Aid Dwindles, Disease Spreads

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    Doctors in Mogadishu are warning that famine victims in internally displaced camps have become vulnerable to contagious diseases like cholera and measles, as conditions here are ripe for an outbreak. This comes as internally displaced persons complain that relief aid to some camps has dwindled or stopped.

  7. MALAWI: Painkillers Prescribed for Malaria Amid Drug Shortage

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    Malawi is experiencing a drug shortage as the country’s international donors remain reluctant to release aid meant for the health sector.

  8. PERU: In Prison, a Little Health Care Goes a Long Way

    Friday, October 28, 2011

    'I caught tuberculosis, but I'm lucky because it's been cured,' says Hernán Arévalo from his bed in the new hospital at the Peruvian prison of Lurigancho, one of the most crowded and dangerous in Latin America. 'Before, whoever came in here was unlikely to get out alive.'

  9. PAKISTAN: Treatment Centre Begins to Break AIDS Stigma

    Friday, October 21, 2011

    'Today is the best day of my life,' Gul Hamid, 40, told IPS. 'Finally my family members are convinced that HIV/AIDS can’t be transmitted through handshakes or shared meals and utensils.'

  10. SOMALIA: Rape - The Hidden Side of the Famine Crisis

    Wednesday, October 05, 2011

    When Aisha Diis* and her five children fled their home in Somalia seeking aid from the famine devastating the region, she could not have known the dangers of the journey, or even fathom that she would be raped along the way.

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