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HIV in the News

2 March 2011

  • Swazi Observer

    Dr. Babatunde Osotimehim is a Nigerian, currently professor of medicine at the university of Ibadan, Nigeria and the African spokesperson for the partnership for maternal, newborn and child health. Prior to this, he served as Nigeria's minister of health and was also director of the country's national agency for the control of HIV and AIDS. In addition, he was a visiting scholar at the Harvard centre for population and development studies.

  • Swazi Observer

    There is a huge demand from Shiselweni women for the Jadelle Implant which is one of the various methods of Family Planning.

    This is confirmed by statistics obtained from JCI (Mphelandzaba) clinic, a government rural health centre in that region.

  • Swazi Observer

    The Alliance of Mayors Initiative for Community Action on AIDS at the Local Level (AMICAALL) Swaziland will next Friday hold an annual conference at the Royal Swazi Spa convention centre.

    The event will start at 8.30am. AMICAALL National Director Rudolph Maziya announced that the conference is aimed at addressing coordination and was an essential ingredient to an effective AIDS response.

    There was a need to address AMICAALL coordination as it affects the implementation of programmes in the urban areas.

  • Swazi Observer

    Recently this columnist penned an article for the UN news service that documented some good news when viewed through the prism of recent history.

    Some readers recall that six or seven years ago UNICEF and other child welfare groups were predicting that by this time, 2011, there would be an unimaginable number of children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic. It as assumed a type of social meltdown would occur.

2 October 2010

  • Swazi Observer

    Somehow, everyone knows someone affected with breast cancer but with the many myths and controversies surrounding the silent killer puts individuals in a dilemma as to what to believe and not to.