International World AIDS Day-Experts Call for Scaling of HIV/AIDS-Tuberculosis Treatment

November 30, 2013 8:41 am0 comments by:
International World AIDS Day-Experts Call for Scaling of HIV/AIDS-Tuberculosis Treatment

As countries around the world commemorate, the International World Aids Day on Sunday 1st December experts are calling for the scaling up of treatment for Tuberclosis and HIV/AIDS. The experts note that with more than one million people needing simultaneous treatment for TB and HIV, it is essential that services for the patients be scaled up and coordinated within the general health system. According to Dr Anthony Harries, Senior Advisor, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease says HIV/AIDS related death can be controlled if services are scaled up for the patients. “ HIV-associated tuberculosis can be controlled by better scale up and implementation of tools that are currently available. […]

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South Africa: Young womanly bodies, underage sex and adolescent pregnancy

October 3, 2013 3:54 pm0 comments by:
PICTURE - UNFPA

Since the advent of its current constitutional dispensation in 1994, South Africa has, at least in law, done away with patriarch systems of morality that dictate to women how to live their lives or to carry their bodies.

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa entitles women to equality before the law and a right to equal protection and benefit of the law (section 9). Women have inherent dignity and a right to have their dignity respected and protected (section 10).

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New Road Map for Tuberculosis Treatment Launched

October 2, 2013 11:52 am0 comments by:
New Road Map for Tuberculosis Treatment Launched

WASHINGTON D.C-The lives of more than 74,000 children lost to tuberculosis (TB) each year could be saved according to the first plan specifically to address TB in children, released today by the world’s leading agencies in the fight against the disease.

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Multi-Drug Resistant TB on Increase in Uganda

September 6, 2013 9:33 am0 comments by:
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Health experts, in Uganda, are warning of an increase, in cases of multi-drug resistance among patients suffering from tuberculosis. The experts warn that first line multi-drug resistance is currently on the rise due to lack of adherence to the prescribed treatment. The experts blame it on weaknesses in running, the TB treatment and failure by patients to adhere to the treatment, as prescribed by health professionals. “We have a number of patients, who don’t complete the treatment, for example someone, who is supposed to take the drug for eight months, stops after taking for only three months and this results into drug resistance” explains Dr. Musa Odongo a Research Fellow, […]

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