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Protestors Accuse Malawi’s Government Of Mishandling HIV/AIDS Funding

VOA News: Protesters Give Malawi Government 100-Day Ultimatum “Malawi-based civil society groups on Tuesday presented government officials with a petition seeking redress of bad leadership and financial problems that have caused government employees to strike. Issued along with a 100-day deadline to respond to their concerns, the petition outlines a…

Children With HIV At Higher Risk Of Death From Pneumonia, Study Shows

VOA News: HIV Kids Are High Risk for Pneumonia “A new study said HIV-positive children are much more likely to die from pneumonia than children who are not infected with the AIDS virus. … Researchers said deaths from pneumonia among HIV-positive children could be dramatically reduced by expanding current treatments.…

Recommendations Focus On How Best To ‘Reactivate’ West African Economies Following Ebola

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: West Africa after Ebola: Focus on Health Systems, Households, and Firms Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, discusses the potential for long-term damage from the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and current efforts to “reactivat[e] affected…

800 Tanzanian Girls Return Home After 3 Months In Safe Houses To Escape FGM

Agence France-Presse: Tanzanian girls return after escaping genital mutilation “…Some 800 school girls fled to shelters run by charities and church organizations, which offer protection during the months FGM is traditionally carried out, from October to December. Some of the shelters are given police protection to ensure the girls remain…

Global Fund, Zambian Government, NGO Sign $234M In Grants For HIV, TB, Malaria Efforts

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Zambia and Global Fund Sign $234 Million in New Grants “The Government of the Republic of Zambia, the Churches Health Association of Zambia, and the Global Fund [on Friday] reaffirmed their partnership, signing four new grants worth US$234 million to fight HIV,…

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