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TB, is the world’s top infectious disease killer, claiming 5 000 lives each day. The heaviest burden is carried by communities already facing socio-economic challenges such as  migrants, refugees, prisoners, ethnic minorities, miners and others working and living in risk-prone settings, and marginalized women, children and older people (WHO: 2017).

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Prime Minister Launches Orphan Action Plan

NAMIBIA - Windhoek (The Namibian) - THE Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare yesterday launched the National Plan of Action for Orphans and Vulnerable Children.

Canada Donates C$2,4m for HIV and AIDS Project

Harare, THE Canadian government on Wednesday injected C$2,4 million into the Expanded Support Programme for HIV and AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Zimbabwe while the Conglomerate of Farm and Industry has launched an HIV programme for the workplace. ESP, an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme, has 16 districts in Zimbabwe.

SOUTH AFRICA: Prison-like hospitals for drug-resistant TB patients

JOHANNESBURG, (PlusNews) - Another hospital breakout in South Africa by drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) patients desperate to spend the holidays with their families has some public health experts questioning whether forced isolation is either the most effective or humane way to treat such patients.

Have wheels, will travel

NAMIBIA - KEHEMU (PlusNews) - Home-based caregiver Salome Vendura knows firsthand that in Namibia's far-flung rural areas, one of the biggest determinants of HIV and AIDS treatment adherence is access to affordable and reliable transportation. In Vendura's community of Kehemu, in northern Namibia, the nearest hospital is 5 km away - too far for many of her weakest patients to walk.

Inner city blues - migrants in search of treatment

SOUTH AFRICA - JOHANNESBURG (PlusNews) - Johannesburg, South Africa's largest and wealthiest city, has been attracting hopeful new residents since gold was discovered here more than a century ago. People from all over the African continent, many fleeing conflict and poverty, continue to flock to the city in search of a better life.

Embassy, Zimart Hold Charity Exhibition

ZIMBABWE - HARARE (The Herald) - The Canadian Embassy in conjunction with ZimArt recently held a charity exhibition in Harare. The exhibition that was held at a colourful event at the Rainbow Towers last Friday was aimed at fundraising for projects in Zimbabwe supporting HIV and Aids.

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