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MCC Invests $122 Million in Lesotho Health System to Address Key Challenges, Including HIV, TB

"The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), through its partnership with the Millennium Challenge Account-Lesotho, is helping Lesotho address key challenges in its health sector through a $122 million investment in health infrastructure and health s...

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United Kingdom: Church Tells HIV Patients to End Medication

At least six people in Britain have died after an evangelical church told them they were cured of HIV and no longer needed medication, Sky News recently reported. The London-based Synagogue Church of All Nations holds a monthly prayer meeting in whic...

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CSIS Report Examines Reaching Women, Girls Through Global Health Initiative in Malawi

A new report by Janet Fleischman of the Center for Strategic & International Studies, titled "The Global HeaIth Initiative in Malawi: New Approaches and Challenges to Reaching Women and Girls," examines the U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI) in Mala...

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Malawi Sex Workers Sue Government After Forced HIV Test

Fourteen Malawian prostitutes are suing the government after being forced to undergo HIV testing as part of their arrest process, a high court official in the administrative capital Lilongwe said Sunday.

When the women were arrested for prostitution...

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Global Press Institute Examines HIV/AIDS Among Women in Zambia

"With the HIV prevalence rate higher among women than men in Zambia, experts say the epidemic now has a women's face here and, therefore, requires more specialized intervention programs," and "[w]omen living with HIV say that women must be taught h...

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PEPFAR and Women's Health in South Africa

This report, titled "Improving Women's Heath in South Africa: Opportunities for PEPFAR," by Janet Fleischman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, says that with "major change ... unfolding in health and HIV services in South Africa,...

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Pakistan: Treatment Center Begins to Break AIDS Stigma

On Sept. 1, the first Family Care Center was inaugurated in Peshawar's Hayatabad Medical Complex, where it will provide HIV testing, treatment, care, and counseling. The center already has 600 registered patients, including 175 from neighboring Afgha...

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Remembering Winstone Zulu, Zambia's Pioneering AIDS Activist

When AIDS activist Winstone Zulu died this month, the world lost a man who wasn't afraid to display a clear, hot anger about the injustice AIDS has exacted on his fellow Africans.

Zulu, the first Zambian to publicly announce his HIV status, was also...

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E-Voucher Program Providing Food to Malnourished Zimbabweans Living With HIV, TB

An electronic voucher system, introduced by the World Food Programme (WFP) and implemented by the health ministry and non-governmental organizations, is helping Zimbabweans living with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) and their families obtain food and...

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Zambia: Anglican Leader Urges Acceptance of People With HIV

Preaching Wednesday to more than 3,000 people in a stadium in the mining town of Kitwe, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams called on Christians not to abandon people living with HIV/AIDS. "The church should deal with HIV and AIDS. The church in ...