Botswana: Pandemic Affects HIV Self Testing Roll-Out Plan
[Botswana Daily News] Serowe -- The COVID-19 pandemic has curtailed Serowe District Health Management Team (DHMT) efforts to roll out distribution of HIV self-test kits.
[Daily Maverick] During the HIV pandemic, doctors were traumatised by the government's indifference towards patients' lack of access to treatment. In the case of Covid-19, some physicians say, they have to cope with the devastating consequences of most of the country's health resources having been allocated to one disease.
[Nation] More young Kenyans could end up being infected with HIV due to the prolonged closure of schools over Covid-19 pandemic fears.
[UNFPA] Olupandu, Namibia -- While the world is battling the COVID-19 pandemic, Secilia Jacob*, 18, is fighting her own battle with a different virus. She is learning to come to terms with her HIV status.
[WHO] The World Health Organization continues to expend its strategic technical expertise support to include logistical and operational support to the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to respond to COCID-19 pandemic. This was demonstrated with the recent donation of COVID-19 response supplies and equipment worth more than 600,000 US Dollars. The consignment, which were officially handed over to the Minister of Health and Sanitation by the WHO Representative on 4 September
[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -- Former students of Mbapapi Private Secondary School in Kasungu District, Saturday donated foodstuffs and assorted groceries worth K500,000.00 to teachers and support staff at the school to cushion them from economic shocks caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
[The Conversation Africa] The COVID-19 pandemic tends to conceal other important health issues. One of these is the global target for reducing HIV infections and increasing access to treatment. Progress is well under way. In 2019, 67% of those living with HIV were receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), and 85% of pregnant women with HIV were receiving medication to prevent transmission to their babies.
[AIM] Maputo -- The Executive Secretary of Mozambique's National AIDS Council (CNCS), Francisco Mbofana, warned on Monday that, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the health authorities and the public at large must step up the campaigns against HIV/AIDS.
[Namibian] NAMIBIA shares a 1 425-kilometre border with Angola, the bigger part of which is open.
[The Herald] The SADC Gender Protocol Barometer 2020 report was launched on Monday, with unfortunate revelations on how the Covid-19 pandemic is threatening gains that Southern Africa has made towards sexual reproductive health and rights in the last decade.
[Daily Maverick] As the world's attention is gripped by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are in danger of a resurgence of another virus that activists have spent almost four decades fighting: HIV.