Uganda: Women Fear Food Shortages Will Make Coronavirus and HIV a Deadly Mix

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] HIV-positive women in Uganda fear for their health as food shortages leave them unable to take medication
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[The Conversation Africa] As COVID-19 becomes the most intensely covered virus in history, there are important lessons to be drawn from the media's reporting of another global pandemic: HIV/Aids.
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[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently noted that "researchers are working at break-neck speed" to understand SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19). They are also working to develop potential vaccines, medicines and other technologies that are affordable and equitable. By June 2020 - six months since it was first identified - thousands of therapeutic trials and dozens of vaccine development studies were under way, including one vaccine study each in South Africa and Nigeria
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[New Times] The coronavirus pandemic has struck one of its most pernicious blows to the global health sector with unimaginable consequences.
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[Monitor] If lockdowns and stay-at-home orders are succeeding in slowing the spread of the coronavirus, health experts warn that the measures could unintentionally undermine efforts to contain another potentially deadly disease: HIV.
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[Nyasa Times] Informal gold mining in Kasungu is putting lives of people at risk over coronavirus and HIV/Aids.
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[VOA] Amid a three-week suspension of public and private transport in Uganda due to the coronavirus, some HIV-positive Ugandans have struggled to get hold of needed antiretroviral medications. Noticing a higher risk for HIV patients with compromised immune systems, health worker Simon Bukenya jumped on his bicycle and began making home deliveries, even going long distances to do it.
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[Premium Times] Four days after it received 1,800 bags of rice from the federal government, the Oyo State government has rejected the rice saying they are not good for human consumption.
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[Premium Times] Four days after it received 1,800 bags of rice from the federal government, the Oyo State government has rejected the rice saying they are not good for human consumption.
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[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -In a bid to buttress government's effort in containing the spread of the coronavirus in Liberia, the Friends of Musa Kenneh has launched a massive anti-coronavirus sensitization and awareness campaign across District #2 in Montserrado County.
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[The Conversation Africa] The coronavirus pandemic is accompanied by what the World Health Organisation describes as an "infodemic" - misinformation, disinformation or conspiracy theories: "coronavirus myths". These circulate on social media and are further disseminated by influencers, the click-bait infotainment "penny dreadfuls" of the internet, mainstream media which repeat them for audiences to shake their heads at the apparent credulity of others, and some world leaders.
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