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South Africa: HIV and AIDS Worsens Child Mortality


The HIV and AIDS epidemic is largely responsible for the increase of child mortality rates in South Africa, Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi said at a media briefing early this week.

Malawi moves to adopt WHO guidelines

JOHANNESBURG, 27 May 2010 (PlusNews) - Developing countries like Malawi are calculating the cost of adhering to new World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines that recommend starting HIV-positive people on antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) sooner.

Zimbabwe: 'Prevention Better Than Cure'

Zimbabwe, 26 May 2010 ( - MOST anti-retroviral drugs are now considered for research trials seeking to reduce the risk of passing the deadly virus that causes AIDS to others, a leading HIV researcher said here on Monday.

SOUTH AFRICA: Children's healthcare missing the mark

JOHANNESBURG,13 May 2010 (PlusNews) - South Africa has achieved near universal access to health services for pregnant women and their children, but maternal and infant mortality rates have continued to rise making the chances of reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on maternal and child health increasingly remote.

Namibia: Community-based volunteers complete training

ARVs ONGWEDIVA, 31 March 2010 (New Era) -  "Hope, care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS" was the theme of a two-day workshop held at the Sam Nujoma Multi-Purpose Youth Hall from March 25 to 26 in Ongwediva.

SOUTH AFRICA: Between patients and prevention

JOHANNESBURG, 16 March 2010 (PlusNews) - New research suggests that the poor knowledge and attitudes of doctors and healthcare workers in South Africa are limiting access to preventative tuberculosis (TB) therapy.
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