Gambia: EU Allocates Over D12 Millionin Aid to Windstorm Victims
[The Point] Banjul, 22 July 2021 - In response to the windstorm which hit The Gambia earlier this month, the European Union is providing ?200,000 (12,053,000 Gambian Dalasis) in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected people.
[Nation] HIV patients with a high viral load who take a drug known as dolutegravir have greater viral suppression than those that take other medicines, a new study has shown.
[spotlight] One of the most important developments in HIV in the last decade is the discovery that taking a pill combining two antiretroviral medicines every day can prevent HIV infection. This pill is finally becoming widely available in South Africa's public healthcare system, but uptake is still relatively low.
[Vanguard] A report has revealed that about 41 percent of persons from Lagos, Kaduna, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Oyo and Kano states in Nigeria are now living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV.
[The Conversation Africa] In healthcare systems where resources are limited, it's common for some conditions to be overlooked or misdiagnosed. This is especially true if the patient doesn't have obvious symptoms, and if tests are unaffordable. Sometimes, healthcare providers look at a group of symptoms to reach a likely diagnosis. This so-called syndromic management is less accurate than laboratory-based diagnostics.
[AIM] Maputo -- About 80 per cent of patients undergoing Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART) in Maputo city have undetectable viral loads, according to a report in Thursday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias".
[Daily Maverick] Most Covid-19 vaccine misinformation in the US is driven by 12 individuals, most of whom work in 'alternative medicine'. Joseph Mercola, the leading member of the 'dirty dozen', is worth more than $100-million. At the height of South Africa's Aids epidemic, purveyors of alternative medicine, many supported by then Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, benefitted directly from Thabo Mbeki's distrust of ARVs.
[New Era] Namibia has made great strides in its HIV response, prominent imbalances remain in coverage and outcomes for key populations, particularly sex workers, men who have sex with men and transgender women.
[Premium Times] "It is our responsibility to identify and enroll all of them for care and I believe we are doing well."
[Daily Maverick] Both women were profound activists, leaders and mothers to many comrades in the struggle for the right to health.
[The Herald] The National AIDS Council (NAC) has unveiled 130 bicycles worth $3,7 million for use by community volunteers in Mashonaland Central to capacitate them in the response to HIV/AIDS and reaching all hard to reach areas.