News headlines for “AIDS in Africa”

  1. South Sudan Women Await Independence From Poverty

    One year after the formation of South Sudan, the country’s women say that independence has not resulted in the positive political, economic and social changes that they had hoped for.

  2. Bringing People 'Back to Life' in Uganda’s Slums

    As soon as Sanyu Nagia sits down in Barbara Namirimu’s home, she asks to see her patient’s bag of medicine. It is too heavy for the ill Namirimu to carry, so her mother, Efrance Namakula, brings it out and hands it over.

  3. Rural Zambia’s Drinking Supply Fraught with Danger and Disease

    Bupe Bana-Victor has lived in the Mwense district of Luapula Province in northern Zambia all her life. And for her, water talk is synonymous with the Luapula River, which lies just 20 metres from her village and snakes through the entire region before it joins the Lualaba River — a tributary of the mighty Congo, Africa’s second-largest river.

  4. Bangladesh Braces for HIV Epidemic

    Bangladesh, which has shown low HIV prevalence rates so far, may be silently moving towards an epidemic, say experts who point to underreporting and poor monitoring for the virus in the general population.

  5. HIV-Positive Women in Argentina Mainly Infected by Stable Partners

    The immense majority of women diagnosed with HIV in Argentina in the last two years were infected through unprotected sex with their stable partners, a new report says.

  6. Parliamentarians Pledge Support for Reproductive Health Agenda

    Participants at the Fifth International Parliamentarians’ Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) ended their meeting here Friday with a joint pledge to advocate for increased funding for full implementation of the decades-old ICPD Programme of Action.

  7. Major Effort to Reduce Child Mortality Not Enough

    Ghana has taken a major step towards reducing its under-five mortality rate by becoming the first African country to introduce two new vaccines for rotavirus and pneumococcal disease.

  8. Caste Blocks Revamp of Nepal's Sex Workers

    Social activists say that attempts to rehabilitate sex workers in this former monarchy call for special efforts to uplift the Badi, a Hindu caste that has for centuries been associated with entertainment and prostitution.

  9. Sexual Abuse Keeps Girls Out of School in PNG

    Sexual harassment of school-going girls is one factor that may prevent this Pacific island nation from achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of eliminating gender disparity in education by 2015.

  10. Global Fund for AIDS, TB, Malaria 'Not in Crisis'

    Although coming off a rocky year in 2011, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is 'not in crisis', according to the organisation's deputy general manager, Debrework Zewdie.

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