HIV

By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Apr 25th, 2013
0 Comments
16 Views
By Winnie Ssanyu Sseruma Almost half the world’s population – an estimated three billion people – live in areas where malaria is transmitted. Endemic to 107 countries in the tropics and subtropics, it is responsible for around one million deaths globally every year, with sub-Saharan Africa the hardes...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Apr 25th, 2013
0 Comments
15 Views
By JONES MUNANG’ANDU, MALARIA is protozoa infection of the genus plasmodium. There are four (4) main species of parasites that infect humans; Plasmodium falciparum, plaslesmodium vivax, plasmodium malariae and plasmodium ovale. Of these the most common in Zambia and indeed most lethal is P. Fal...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 16th, 2013
0 Comments
17 Views
Today I met a future doctor, accountant and engineer. They were all 13 year old girls. The aspirations of these Ethiopian girls is heartening. The engineer says she wants to train to help “build up her country”. I wouldn’t bet against her doing just that. And the UK Department for I...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 10th, 2013
0 Comments
42 Views
(PlusNews) – Major projected cuts in US government funding for Ethiopia’s health sector could greatly undermine the progress the country has made in the fight against HIV, authorities and experts say. “There’s an AIDS spending cliff in Ethiopia, and the government is already in free fall. Next ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 3rd, 2013
0 Comments
9 Views
In Ethiopia, where more than 1.2 million people are infected with HIV, disclosure of infection by patients is important in the fight against the disease. A new study led by a Brown sociology researcher investigates HIV-positive status disclosure rates among men and women in Africa’s second most...
By IndepthAfrica
In African Union (AU)
Dec 3rd, 2012
0 Comments
12 Views
The African Union Commission (AUC) joins the global community in commemorating the World Aids Day today, 1st December 2012. Commemorative activities at the African Union headquarters was held for two days from 30th November to 1st December 2012, under the theme “HIV Free Generation in Africa is Possi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 2nd, 2012
0 Comments
10 Views
by Shifa Mwesigye In 1982, Prof Nelson Ssewankambo was a young researcher studying a strange disease at Kasensero fishing village, Rakai. Together with Prof David Serwadda and other scientists, they later confirmed the cause of the ailment to be HIV, the virus that causes Aids. On Saturday, as Uganda...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 1st, 2012
0 Comments
48 Views
Hazel Southam ,independent An Aids awareness scheme is teaching villagers HIV is an illness, and not caused by witchcraft. By Hazel Southam in Kasarika Sixty-nine year-old Enifa Ngulama has sold some honey. She runs to the back of her mud-brick house in the village of Kasarika in southern Malawi to g...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 29th, 2012
0 Comments
14 Views
[This article was originally published in The Mantle] By Emily Cody On 23 November, Uganda’s infamous anti-gay “Kill the Gays” legislation was passed by a committee vote. It will now move to Parliament, where it will be debated on the floor. Speaker of the House Rebecca Kadaga expects to pass the bil...
By IndepthAfrica
In African Union (AU)
Nov 28th, 2012
0 Comments
9 Views
Theme: “Getting To Zero, HIV Free Generation in Africa is Possible” INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA When: 1ST DECEMBER 2012 The event will comprise of the following activities to be organized from 30 November to 1st December 2012: 30st, November 2012: Launching of World AIDS Day commemorat...