Zimbabwe: Dutch Experts Descend On Cyclone Idai-Ravaged Areas
[Zimbabwe Independent] Ten companies from the Netherlands have committed to offering financial and technical assistance to rehabilitating Chimanimani district following the damage caused by tropical cyclone Idai last year.
[Plan International] The Central African Republic (CAR) has been called the most dangerous place in the world for children. Sectarian violence has ripped the country apart, killing tens of thousands of people and driving more than a million from their homes. Some 1.5 million children now require humanitarian assistance.
[Global Fund] The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria welcomes the Japanese Diet's passage of the fiscal 2019 supplementary budget and the fiscal 2020 budget, which includes Japan's contribution of US$476.4 million to the Global Fund in 2020. This is its largest annual contribution to the Global Fund, signaling Japan's strong leadership in global health, at a time when the world is fighting COVID-19.
[Observer] Madam Theodosia Slewion-Kolee, National AIDS Commission Chairperson: "... given the fact that persons living with HIV are vulnerable to the coronavirus due to underling health conditions, the effect will be devastating if they abandon taking their treatment consistently in this critical time."
[News24Wire] The World Health Organisation (WHO) in Africa says it does not know whether persons living with HIV are at higher risk of being more vulnerable to Covid-19.
[IPS] Mbabane -Doctor Khalishwayo is a traditional healer based in Nhlangano, a town in the Shiselweni Region, in southern Eswatini. His clients are people who consult him when they are suffering from different ailments. And he in turn diagnoses them using divine methods.
A novel social ritual is emerging along with the novel coronavirus: sharing the news that one has COVID-19. Actor Tom Hanks did it on Twitter with folksy fatalism and a promise that he and his wife, actor Rita Wilson, who also tested positive, would follow the advice of medical professionals. Actor Daniel Dae Kim did it in a lengthy straight-to-camera video, which included admonishments against Asian-American racism that has spread along with the virus. Non-celebrities have shared stories through interviews and social media, including oxygen-tank selfies. As the number of confirmed cases mounts, along with the likelihood ...
[East African] Young HIV-positive Africans are more vulnerable to contracting the new Covid-19 disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, experts have warned.
[Daily News] THE National Council of People Living with HIV (NACOPHA) plans to develop a strategic plan that would address challenges facing the patients in the society including stigma and poor attendance to health facilities to receive Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs.
[Daily News] ASHA (not her real name), a 16-year-old teen living with HIV, says when she was in Form-III in one of the schools in Mjini District, she decided to expose her health status to her teacher who demanded to know why she was frequently asking for permission to go to hospital.
[The Conversation Africa] Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV pose a significant burden on South Africa's health system. There's a close relationship between the two. About 60% of TB patients are also HIV-positive. The novel coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) is likely to be of particular concern for communities with high rates of TB and HIV. Sars-CoV-2 and its resulting disease (COVID-19) haven't been fully researched and understood yet. But speculation based on the behaviour of other viruses and chronic illnesses raises concerns that HIV and TB pati