UNISON takes the ‘route of shame’ in defence of workers’ rights
To mark today’s Human Rights Day, UNISON is taking part in a ‘route of shame’ in London, visiting six embassies and high commissions whose countries have appalling records on workers’ rights. A letter will be delivered by hand to the residing ambassador or high commissioner of Colombia, Turkey, Bahrain, South Korea, Qatar and Swaziland – countries that systematically deny rights to workers and actively seek to undermine or ban trade unions. The letters will be presented by UNISON assistant general secretary and TUC president Liz Snape. Head of the union’s international departme...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 10, 2015 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News colombia international qatar social media trade union bill 2015 trade union rights working internationally Source Type: news

Africa: Losing My (global Fund Board) Virginity
[GFO] In the past week, I travelled from Mbabane in Swaziland to Geneva in Switzerland. When I was a boy, growing up in Swaziland, we frequently got mail that had been sent, initially, to Switzerland. In the 1970s, no one knew where Swaziland was. Today, the little Southern African kingdom has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world. Part of the answer to this crisis may lie in Geneva since this is where the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is headquartered. I was there as a guest (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: Kingdom Bottom in Health Ranking
[Swazi Media] Swaziland has come last in a study of the healthiest nations in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Global Fund Hails Swaziland Partnership At Grant Signing
[Global Fund] Mbabane -Swaziland and the Global Fund deepened their partnership with the signing of three grants totaling more than US$66 million, to expand prevention and treatment for HIV and tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 15, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa: New Regional Grant Has Sights Set On Malaria Elimination in Southern Africa
[GFO] Elimination 8 (E8) has set the formidable target of full malaria elimination in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland by 2020. Termed the "frontline four", these countries are nearing elimination of the disease after achieving a 75% decline between 2000 and 2012. According to the most recent World Malaria Report, incidence is now as low as 0.25-2.13 (per 1000 population) in these four countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 6, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: False Claim of Obama Support for King
[Swazi Media] The Swazi Observer, a newspaper in effect owned by King Mswati III, has falsely claimed the US President Barack Obama 'is fully behind' and 'endorses' the King's pledge to personally rid Swaziland of AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland Fight Malaria
[AIM] Maputo -The governments of Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland on Monday renewed their determination to share experiences and resources in the struggle to eradicate malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 28, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

People Are Asking Google If Climate Change Is Real
This year is shaping up to be the hottest on record.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday released temperature data for June, ranking it as the warmest June in history. As temperatures remain high, people are turning to Google to ask about climate change -- what it is, if it's real and how to stop it, among other queries.  (Though Google's data doesn't necessarily reflect people's attitude toward climate change or other environmental issues, there is a consensus in the scientific community that climate change is happening, that humans are largely responsible for ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Swaziland: Fighting HIV and Aids in Swaziland
[Gender Links] Ezulwini, 9 July: Various participants showcased case studies of gender aware HIV and AIDS intervention strategies during the third Swaziland Gender summit. These included a presentation on Pvenevtion of Mother to Child Transmission (PMCT) as well as writing seminars for those affected by HIV and AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Exploring risk of experiencing intimate partner violence after HIV infection: a qualitative study among women with HIV attending postnatal services in Swaziland - Mulrenan C, Colombini M, Howard N, Kikuvi J, Mayhew SH.
OBJECTIVE: To explore risks of experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) after HIV infection among women with HIV in a postnatal care setting in Swaziland. DESIGN: A qualitative semistructured in-depth interview study, using thematic analysis wi... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Swaziland: Health Minister - HIV Response Can Help Tackle Malaria in Southern Africa
[Key Correspondents] Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane, Swaziland's minister of health and social welfare, has called for lessons learned from the HIV response in Southern Africa to be applied to the response to malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 5, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: In Swaziland, Progress Towards Malaria Elimination
[GFO] New national strategic plan could make southern African nation first on continent to achieve elimination (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 16, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: Rape, HIV Plague Young Swazi Women
[Al Jazeera] Mbabane -Nokwanda Dlamini* was 14 when she tested positive for HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Multi-drug Resistant TB Strain in Swaziland Not Detectable by Most Advanced Rapid Diagnostic Tests
Press releaseMulti-drug Resistant TB Strain in Swaziland Not Detectable by Most Advanced Rapid Diagnostic Tests March 19, 2015 Doctors Without Borders and research center in Borstel, Germany, publish findings in New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swazi King's HIV Pledge in Ruins
[Swazi Media] Only weeks after King Mswati III of Swaziland said that he would personally wipe out the HIV virus in his kingdom, local media have reported a 'panic' as ARV drugs ran out. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Mswati's HIV-Aids Idiocy Highlights Our Bitter Struggle
[COSATU]Swaziland's absolute ruler, [i]Mswati III, adds a grotesque twist to Marx's observation that history repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: Media Back King's False HIV Promise
[Swazi Media]Newspapers in Swaziland lost their critical faculties when they reported that King Mswati 'would personally' eradicate HIV and AIDS in the kingdom by 2022. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: New Programming Guide Highlights Food and Nutrition in Fight Against HIV/Aids
[WFP]At the dawn of the 2015 development agenda, the global health community is rallying around the "ending of AIDS by 2030", a goal that now appears within reach. With the power of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to both extend the lives of people living with HIV and prevent new infections, treatment has rightly been placed at the core of the strategy for moving forward. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 28, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swazi Churches Circumcision Blunder
[Swazi Media]Churches in Swaziland have agreed to back male circumcision as a way to prevent the spread of HIV even though there in no concrete proof that the procedure works and attempts to get people to have the operation in the past have failed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swaziland Aims for Malaria Elimination
[Global Fund]Mbabane -The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the Kingdom of Swaziland have strengthened their partnership by signing a new grant to support the elimination of malaria in the country by the end of 2015 with World Health Organisation certification by 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 14, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Southern Africa - The fight to end GBV and HIV & AIDS
[Gender Links]Maputo -According to the 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer, HIV and AIDS prevalence has decreased consistently over the past decade as fewer people are becoming infected. New infections among adults have decreased by over 50% in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. New infections among adults have decreased by over 25% in Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland. Despite this progress, Sub-Saharan Africa continues to be the most affected area in the world. SADC accounts for 55% of all people living with (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 3, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swazis Among Hungriest in World
[Swazi Media]Swaziland is the seventh hungriest country in the world, according to a United Nations report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Nutrition Advice Helps Farmer Win Battle Against Aids
[WFP]Diagnosed as HIV positive in 2011, Sabelo became badly malnourished as he struggled to keep his farm going and feed his family. He seemed to be on a downward spiral. But a combination of antiretrovirals, food assistance and nutrition advice turned things around. Today, he grows enough vegetables to keep himself healthy and earn an income on the local market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical Librarians Month – Making a Difference in Swaziland
Janet Schnall’s experience as an Invited Lecturer to a newly open nursing school in Swaziland and a return trip to teach  students and faculty preparing to open a medical school is next in our stories about librarians making a difference. By Janet Schnall, MS, AHIP Information Management Librarian University of Washington Seattle, WA Have I as a librarian changed lives? I believe YES! Last year as University of Washington Health Sciences Library liaison to the UW School of Nursing I received an email from a former UW PhD nursing student, Gloria Nam, whom I had previously assisted with her dissertation, aski...
Source: Dragonfly - November 22, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News from Network Members News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

2014 Medical Librarians Month – Making a Difference in Swaziland
Janet Schnall’s experience as an Invited Lecturer to a newly open nursing school in Swaziland and a return trip to teach  students and faculty preparing to open a medical school is next in our stories about librarians making a difference. By Janet Schnall, MS, AHIP Information Management Librarian University of Washington Seattle, WA Have I as a librarian changed lives? I believe YES! Last year as University of Washington Health Sciences Library liaison to the UW School of Nursing I received an email from a former UW PhD nursing student, Gloria Nam, whom I had previously assisted with her dissertation, aski...
Source: Dragonfly - November 22, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News from Network Members News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

The Young, Female Face of HIV in East and Southern Africa
Gender inequalities explain why prevention is failing to contain HIV infection among young women in East and Southern Africa. UNAIDS calls for a major effort to reduce their risk of infection. Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPSBy Miriam GathigahNAIROBI, Nov 7 2014 (IPS)Experts are raising alarm that years of HIV interventions throughout Africa have failed to stop infection among young women 15 to 24 years old.“Prevention is failing for young women,” says Lillian Mworeko, HIV expert with International Community of Women Living with HIV in Eastern Africa, based in Uganda.Among women in East and Southern Africa, four o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 7, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Miriam Gathigah Tags: Africa Aid Countdown to ZERO Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Population Projects Regional Categories Women's Health Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation International Community of Women Source Type: news

South African 'Mentor Mothers' lower HIV infection rates among pregnant women
The incidence of HIV infection in South Africa tops that of any nation in the world, with some 6 million of the country’s nearly 50 million residents infected. Sadly, young women — and particularly young pregnant women — suffer some of the highest rates of HIV infection. More than one-fourth of pregnant South African women are infected with the virus; in some communities, the infection rates are even higher. But those infection rates might be reduced — and the overall health of children improved — through community-based peer counseling programs, according to a new study conducted by UCLA&rsqu...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 24, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

South African ‘Mentor Mothers’ improve perinatal health outcomes
The incidence of HIV infection in South Africa tops that of any nation in the world, with some 6 million of the country’s nearly 50 million residents infected. Sadly, young women — and particularly young pregnant women — suffer some of the highest rates of HIV infection. More than one-fourth of pregnant South African women are infected with the virus; in some communities, the infection rates are even higher. But a new study conducted by UCLA’s Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, the director of the UCLA Global Center for Children and Families at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and her...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 23, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Writing the Final Chapter on AIDS
Testing, treating and suppressing viral load in massive numbers could curb the spread of AIDS by 2020. Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPSBy Miriam GathigahNAIROBI, Oct 17 2014 (IPS)Although AIDS has defied science by killing millions of people throughout Africa in the last three decades, HIV experts now believe that they have found the magic numbers to end AIDS as a public health threat in 15 years.The magic numbers are 90-90-90 and are informed by growing clinical evidence showing that HIV treatment equals prevention because putting people on antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces new infections.The new treatment targets se...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Miriam Gathigah Tags: Africa Countdown to ZERO Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Poverty & MDGs Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations AIDS Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Joint Uni Source Type: news

Swaziland: Hunger Increases in Swaziland
[Swazi Media]More than three in ten people in Swaziland are undernourished, a new report reveals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: For a Stigma-Free Generation
[Gender Links]Mbabane -Thembi Manana of Mandlangempisi in the Hhohho region has been living with HIV for ten years. Every day she takes a positive step towards life, never defaulting on her antiretroviral treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 3, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: Cars Come Before Dying Children
[Swazi Media]Just months after the Swaziland Government said it could not afford to buy life-saving drugs to prevent Swazi children dying from diarrhoea, it has spent US$1.7 million on top of the range BMW cars for itself. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Bangladesh Without Borders - Reducing the Burden of HIV and Tuberculosis in Swaziland
[MSF]Arif Uddin Kazi was born near the Sundarbans, a mangrove forest almost the size of the small African country where he currently works. In Swaziland, every year this medical doctor treats hundreds of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis patients in a clinic run by the medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 5, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: Poor Sanitation, Poverty Behind Diarrhoea Outbreak
[IRIN]Mbabane -A nationwide outbreak of diarrhoea attributed to rotavirus has claimed the lives of nearly 40 young children in Swaziland during the past month and highlighted the need for better sanitation and clean water in schools and homes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New partnership to improve access to essential pain medications for people living with HIV
(Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation) Today the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the American Cancer Society announced a new partnership to improve access to essential pain medications for people living with HIV in Swaziland. As part of ACS' Treat the Pain initiative, this new partnership will help improve efforts to better integrate pain management into HIV/AIDS services throughout the country. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 29, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Surviving Drug-Resistant TB in Swaziland
  Thirty-five-year-old Khanyi proudly holds her certificate, which reads “I got tested and cured of TB." A mother of two, Khanyi lives in Logoba, an overcrowded informal settlement in central Swaziland near the industrial town of Matsapha. Three years ago, while taking care of her diabetic husband, who is also co-infected with HIV and tuberculosis (TB), Khanyi was herself diagnosed with TB. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 25, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Swaziland: Surviving Drug-Resistant TB: "I'm Still Over the Moon"
[MSF]Ninety-nine patients in Swaziland who successfully completed their treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis have been presented with certificates by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) saying "I got tested and cured of TB". (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 24, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

TB in Swaziland: Share in My Solitude
Photographs by Krisanne Johnson. Happiness Dlamini is an MSF patient on treatment for multi drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Swaziland. The treatment for MDR-TB requires taking less effective drugs with terrible side effects for up to two years. Happiness has 21 months of treatment remaining. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 9, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Web Intern Source Type: news

Swaziland: Can You Help Save the Life of a Promising Young Swazi Woman With Breast Cancer?
[MISA-Swaziland]MISA-Swaziland's e-Forum posts stories and statements from civil society groups and NGOs in promotion of media freedom, diversity, pluralism, and access to information. The e-Forum also encourages individuals and groups to reply and respond to stories or statements that appear on Forum. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 30, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Maternal Deaths Due to HIV a Grim Reality
According to an African proverb, “every woman who gives birth has one foot on her grave.” It is time to make this proverb a historical fact and not a present reality. Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPSBy Miriam GathigahNAIROBI, Jun 27 2014 (IPS) An African proverb says that every woman who gives birth has one foot on her grave. Sadly, this is still true today, especially within the context of the AIDS epidemic. In spite of the huge advances in the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in Africa, experts are concerned that these have not matched other pillars needed to eliminate maternal mort...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 27, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Miriam Gathigah Tags: Africa Countdown to ZERO Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Poverty & MDGs Projects Regional Categories Women's Health Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Maternal and Child Health Source Type: news

ARV Shortages Hit Mozambique’s HIV Treatment Programme
Chronic shortages of antiretroviral drugs endanger the lives of hundreds of thousands of HIV positive Mozambicans. Courtesy: Amos ZacariasBy Amos ZacariasMAPUTO, Jun 19 2014 (IPS) Chronic shortages of antiretrovirals across Mozambique are endangering the health and the lives of tens of thousands of HIV positive people on treatment. Some 454,000 people are on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment, or just under one-third of the 1.6 million Mozambicans living with HIV in 2013, according to government figures. “Our patients complain they are not receiving the complete dosage of medicines,” says Judite de Jesus Mutote, pr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Amos Zacarias Tags: Africa Aid Countdown to ZERO Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Population Projects Regional Categories Women's Health Mozambique Option B United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Source Type: news

Swaziland: Marriage a Barrier to ARV Treatment for Swazi Women
[IPS]Mbabane -For months, Nonkululeko Msibi could not find her voice each time she wanted to share the news to her husband. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Marriage a Barrier to ARVs for Women
[IPS]Mbabane -For months, Nonkululeko Msibi could not find her voice each time she wanted to share the news to her husband. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 6, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Marriage a Barrier to ARV treatment for Swazi Women
This study has helped us understand why women are either dropping out or initiating ART late,” said Okello. The 2013 Global Report of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) shows that nine out of ten Swazis remain on ART after a year. But Okello said one dropout is one too many. “We need to understand the barriers they encounter at social level so that we help them stay on treatment,” said Okello. Dlamini recommends empowering married women with skills to negotiate access to ART, and researching how some women successfully navigate this tricky situation. One such woman is Msibi, now 24, w...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 5, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mantoe Phakathi Tags: Africa Countdown to ZERO Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Population Poverty & MDGs Regional Categories Women's Health ARVs Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Option B Swaziland Source Type: news

Viral Load Testing Dismally Absent in Africa
A CD4 testing machine. Research by the University of Zimbabwe shows that female patients with high CD4 counts have developed a nevirapine toxicity. Credit: Jennifer Mckellar/IPSBy Miriam GathigahNAIROBI, May 19 2014 (IPS) As Africa scales up lifesaving antiretroviral therapy for HIV positive people, concerns are rife that the absence of mass routine viral load testing will hamper extending treatment to the millions who need it. “Routine viral load testing helps catch people who are failing on treatment before they generate resistance to antiretrovirals and helps keep them less infectious,” explains Teri Roberts...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Miriam Gathigah Tags: Africa Countdown to ZERO Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & MDGs Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Global Fund to Fight AIDS Kenya PEPFAR Source Type: news

One More Pill to Take: Pregnancy, Malaria and HIV
Malaria has dreadful health consequences for HIV positive pregnant women and their babies. Sleeping under a net and taking antimalarial pills help HIV positive pregnant women have healthier babies. Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPSBy Zarina GelooLUSAKA, Apr 25 2014 (IPS) Zambian Martha Nalishupe is torn between taking one more pill with her daily regimen of antiretrovirals, or run the risk of a miscarriage. Struggling to adhere to her antiretroviral (ARVs) therapy, she now has to add a tablet to prevent malaria. Though she only has to take the malaria pills three times, every four weeks, till she gives birth, Nalishupe is wear...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 25, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Zarina Geloo Tags: Africa Countdown to ZERO Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health Poverty & MDGs Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Malaria United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Zambia Source Type: news

Namibia: Global Fund Meeting Ends Well
[New Era]Windhoek -Participants at the just ended southern and eastern Africa regional meeting on the Global Fund's new funding model have committed to ensure robust participation of women and adolescents in designing their plans as well as implementing gender-responsive programmes in the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The participants, who hailed from Angola, Botswana, the Commores, Eritrea, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, South Sudan and Swaziland met in Windhoek for four days la (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 14, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Thousands Receive Services On World Health Day
[SAnews.gov.za]More than 2 000 people living near the Swaziland and Mozambican borders received comprehensive government services on their doorstep as part of World Health Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Indianapolis teenagers travel to the AIDS capital of the world
An Indianapolis nonprofit called Saving Orphans through Healthcare Outreach teamed up with Crispus Attucks High School to send local students interested in medicine to Swaziland for two weeks to meet with teens there. Field producer Andrea Muraskin talks with students and teachers about their experiences and reactions on day-to-day life in Swaziland..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - March 30, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Indianapolis teens travel to Swaziland in hopes of changing attitudes toward AIDS
An Indianapolis nonprofit called Saving Orphans through Healthcare Outreach teamed up with Crispus Attucks High School to send local students interested in medicine to Swaziland for two weeks to meet with teens there. Field producer Andrea Muraskin talks with students and teachers about their experiences and reactions on day-to-day life in Swaziland..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - March 30, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news