Malawi: Prosecute Pastors in 'HIV Healing' Claims - MIAA
[Nyasa Times] Faith leaders who tell people with HIV to stop taking their life-saving drugs should face prosecution, Malawi Interfaith Aids Association (MIAA) has suggested.
[Spotlight] In what might be construed as a renewed commitment to the fight against HIV, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde is co-chairing the newly reformed provincial AIDS council. This is particularly notable since his predecessor, former Premier Helen Zille, declined to chair the council.
[Nyasa Times] A consortium of organizations fighting for children's rights in Malawi has condemned a cartoon in the Malawi News, which depicts an old man suggesting that he slept with a 16 year-old girl, saying 'it normalizes child rights violation'.
[Daily Maverick] You're far more likely to be offered an HIV test at a government health facility than at your GP or workplace clinic.
[The Herald] MANICALAND Province has made strides in the fight against HIV, amid indications the prevalence rate has declined compared to the national rate, a development attributed to awareness and access to treatment.
[The Herald] Enumerators assessing the current HIV and Aids burden and related sexually-transmitted infections will now be collecting information in Harare Province after successfully completing a similar exercise in nine other provinces countrywide.
[The Conversation Africa] In many countries with a high HIV prevalence, at least 95% of children born to mothers living with HIV remain HIV-uninfected. This is due to the success of wide-scale provision of antiretroviral therapy to mothers with HIV to prevent transmission to their children during pregnancy, labour or breastfeeding.
[Daily News] MANY developing countries have been struggling to control malaria, HIV, and maternal mortality, but for Zanzibar the progress is arguably encouraging.
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The National Aids Commission (NAC), through its Director of Communications, has disclosed an unprecedented increase in the number of persons living with HIV in Liberia.
[Nyasa Times] The Government of United States of America (USA) has reaffirmed its commitment to providing technical and financial support towards Malawi's fight against HIV and Aids.
[Nation] The Global Fund -- the agency that helps Kenya fight HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria -- has given the country Sh42 billion to be used up to 2024.