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31 Mar 2014 - 11:35

Debrief
UNAIDS

The special role of parliamentarians in advancing the AIDS response now and beyond 2015 was discussed on 25-26 March during a roundtable at the Pan-African Parliament in Midrand, South Africa. The meeting was organized by the African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the NEPAD Agency, and in partnership with the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) with support from UNAIDS and Global Fund.The aim of the dialogue was to create awareness and build the capacity of parliamentarians on the agreed 2013 Abuja actions toward the elimination of AIDS, TB & Malaria in Africa by 2030, the Roadmap on shared responsibility and global solidarity for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria, and the AU Manufacturing Plan for Africa (PMPA) including the African medicine regulatory harmonization (AMRH) initiative. Participants recognized the comparative advantage that Members of Parliament have to follow through the implementation of policies and legislative frameworks.

26 Mar 2014 - 10:11

Paidamoyo Chipunza Health Reporter—
The number of people dying from HIV and Aids-related illnesses has significantly dropped from a high of 170 000 in 2003 to about 60 000 last year, a development attributed to Government programmes of effectively administering anti-retroviral therapy. The numbers include both adults and children. According to a preliminary report of the 2013 HIV estimates presented to various Aids stakeholders in Harare yesterday, the number of adults who died in 2013 has gone down from 50 230 in 2012 to 49 605 in 2013. The number of deaths among children between 0 and 14 years has also gone down from about 36 000 (2003 statistics) to 10 795 in 2013.
In 2012, 12 004 child deaths  were recorded.

26 Mar 2014 - 10:00

Nurses authorised to initiate anti-retroviral treatment
Herald
25 March 2014

GOKWE - All nurses in Gokwe District are authorised to initiate people living with HIV and AIDS on anti-retroviral treatment at their clinics, following a successful Government-led mentoring programme. Drawn from all the 18 clinics dotted across the district, the nurses underwent vigorous mentoring by experienced medical staff from Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) over a two-year period.

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