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PBS' "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer" Launches Global Health Unit Web site, Three-Part Series on HIV, TB in South Africa

PBS' "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer" last week launched a Web site for the show's new Global Health Unit, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. On Monday, "NewsHour" began a three-part series about South Africa that examines efforts to a...

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Abahlali baseMjondolo: The South African Shack Dwellers Movement

Abahlali organizers and sisters Nellie and Nosipho Mtshali amid the wreckage of a shack demolished by the city of Durban, South Africa, in the Arnett Drive settlement on January 17, 2008 (photo courtesy of Abahlali baseMjondolo).Abahlali marches on M...

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AIDS Rising Among South Africa's Rich, Best-Educated

HIV/AIDS in South Africa has long been viewed as a disease of the rural poor who lack access to information, treatment, and basic health services. However, in what one researcher warns could represent a "new wave" of the epidemic, a new study says HI...

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An International Exchange: From Africa to Georgia

On September 29, AIDS Survival Project hosted a delegation of visitors from three countries in Africa -- Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The group, all members of parliament in their respective governments, had come to the United States on a fact-...

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South African Activists Denounce Government's Decision to Withdraw Recommendation of Single-Dose Nevirapine Monotherapy for Pregnant Women

South African activists decried their government's decision against using single-dose nevirapine in pregnant HIV-positive women, which studies show cuts mother-to-child HIV transmission by 50 percent.

The government should not say "nevirapine is poi...

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Global Fund Not Threatening to Withdraw South Africa Funding Despite Media Speculation

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has not threatened to withdraw any funding from South Africa, despite media speculation following comments made by Richard Feachem, executive director of the organization, according to a Global ...

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Treatment Action Campaign Calls for All-Party Group on HIV/AIDS in South African Parliament

The South African HIV/AIDS treatment advocacy group Treatment Action Campaign on Wednesday called on the African National Congress -- which increased its majority in parliament in this month's national election -- to form an all-party group on HIV/AI...

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African National Congress Likely to Win South African Election Despite Discontent Over Government's HIV/AIDS Policies

The African National Congress, South Africa's ruling party, likely will win the country's national elections on Wednesday despite the "massive and growing toll" of HIV/AIDS on the country, "discontent" over the government's policies on antiretroviral...

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South Africa: Funerals Point to Toll From AIDS

In a reminder of the toll HIV/AIDS is taking on the country, a survey published Saturday showed that South Africans spend more time at funerals than other activities outside of work. Each day, about 600 South Africans die of AIDS, activists estimate....

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Musician Phil Collins Donates Nearly $54,000 in South African Royalties to AIDS Foundation

British musician Phil Collins has donated nearly $54,000 in royalties earned from the use of his music in South Africa to the Topsy Foundation, a South African community-based organization that cares for children affected by HIV/AIDS, the foundation ...