Zambia: HIV Drug Dealer Cleared
[Times of Zambia] A LUSAKA business executive has been cleared by the Lusaka magistrates' court of the offence of dealing in drugs that he alleged could cure HIV/AIDS.
CONCLUSIONS: Pregnancy outcomes and early infant growth did not differ by PrEP exposure. PMID: 31498563 [PubMed - in process]
[Cameroon Tribune] 11 sept. 2019 12:15
[New Zimbabwe] Government is yet to disburse its contribution to the Global Fund that was supposed to unlock nearly half a billion dollars from the international health funder to support HIV/AIDS initiatives in the country.
Conclusion: Increased HIV testing can prevent considerable numbers of new HIV infections among MSM, but may be cost-effective only if targeted at high-risk individuals, such as those with many partners.
[Monitor] Mbale District leadership is struggling to contain the increasing HIV/Aids prevalence among the youth, which has risen from 5 per cent in 2018 to 7 per cent this year.
Difficult social circumstances contribute to numerous problems among Latino youth, which can include risky behaviors, school disengagement, health disparities, and relatively high rates of unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV/AIDS. ...
By Irene Mirembe, Knowledge management manager, IntraHealth International.September 06, 2019Regina Nadim is an 18-year-old survivor of gender-based violence (GBV) who now uses her story to encourage other girls to seek support in Uganda’s Moroto District.As a young girl in rural Karamoja, Regina never went to school and had no social or economic support.“My parents could not afford school fees,’’ Regina says. " They only saw me as a source of labor and a dowry. There was no one to help me and it was difficult to find odd jobs. "Regina’s story is typical for a Karamojong girl from a...
[New Era] A rapid assessment of trends in injecting drug use and risk of HIV transmission which was recently concluded in parts of Namibia has shown an increase in drug use.
[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) will introduce a more effective HIV medicine called dolutegravir, as from October.
[USAID] The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $21 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help end the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This brings total USAID funding for the Ebola response efforts to nearly $158 million since the beginning of the outbreak in August 2018, including for regional preparedness activities in neighboring countries.