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27 Nov 2015 - 19:18

National AIDS Council Zimbabwe will host three satellite sessions diring ICASA. The satellite sessions will be conducted on the 29th of November, 30th of November and the 2nd of December 2015. Delegates attending ICASA are all invited to attend. Below are the programmes for the satellite sessions.

26 Nov 2015 - 09:56

ST Albert’s Mission Hospital in Centenary’s Muzarabani district, Mashonaland Central, has gone a gear up in its HIV and Aids intervention programmes through a unique HIV testing and counselling programme that targets young people less than 16 years.

By Moses Mugugunyeki in Centenary

The Catholic-run mission, credited for conducting the first successful anti-retroviral therapy under the prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission programme in 2001, has embraced children and young people in its HIV intervention programmes and it’s paying off. “Our initiative under the Multi-Health Assessment programme is unique. In its six months in existence, it has done wonders in the district,” St Albert’s Mission Hospital monitoring and evaluation officer Simbarashe Garwe said.

“The outreach programme involves HIV testing and counselling, basic hygiene, and we check for other ailments whereby we treat those ailments on site or we refer patients to the clinics.”

17 Nov 2015 - 09:49

Ndimyake Mwakalyele

19.10.2015 18:09

That Zimbabwe has made progress in reducing HIV-infection in the country is a feat, many applaud.   But some health experts warn if unchecked, stigma, discrimination and complacency could reverse the gains.

Dr. Beth Barr, the new country director at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said ironically, the strides made in fighting the disease is partly feeding complacency.

“It’s partly because of the remarkable progress that has been made, that sometimes there's a perception both locally and internationally that the challenge of HIV has been solved,” she said.

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