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South African AIDS Conference Addresses Nation’s Reported Antiretroviral Drug Shortages

Health-e News: Drug stock outs case long shadow over AIDS conference “…Research into medicine shortages by the civil society coalition Stop the Stock Outs Project cast a long shadow over this year’s [South African] AIDS conference. Conducted among about 60 percent of the country’s health facilities and released this week…

Many Men In War-Torn Somalia Suffer From Addiction, Depression, World Bank Study Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Drugs, divorce and despair: Somalia’s forgotten male war victims “Men in war-torn Somalia suffer high rates of drug addiction, divorce, and mental illness, the World Bank said, urging donors to do more to support men and strengthen families. … Many Somali men are addicted to an amphetamine-like…

WFP To Cut Food Rations In Kenyan Refugee Camps Citing Funding Shortfall

Associated Press: Kenya seeks to voluntarily repatriate 100,000 Somalis “Kenya has set a goal to get 100,000 Somali refugees to return home voluntarily by the end of the year, a government official said Thursday as money shortages have forced the U.N. to reduce food rations for the displaced…” (Odula, 6/11).…

New Report Examines Sexual Diversity In Africa, Implications For Policy

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: African scientists on anti-homosexuality laws: Criminalization harms public health Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a new report released by the Academy of Science of South Africa that “details how criminalization and discrimination against sexual minorities fuels spread of…

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