prevention

Khayelitsha DR-TB the World’s Highest – MSF

Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF) says at least six percent of people diagnosed with tuberculosis in Khayelitsha last year had a drug-resistant strain of the disease. This is according to a report on a pilot treatment programme in the township.

MSF points out that 196 of the 6 000 people diagnosed with tuberculosis in Khayelitsha last year had the drug-resistant strain of the disease and of those, three-quarters were also HIV-positive.

Zimbabwe Cholera Cases Decline – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that the number of people who have died from cholera in the country has topped 4 000, with over 89 000 infected by the disease, but there has been a decline in new cases.

WHO spokesperson, Fadela Chaib, points out that the organisation has recorded a decline in cases and deaths from week to week since the start of 2009.

Tshabalala-Msimang’s Statements at CSW Undermine SA Credibility

The 53rd session of the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women is focused on the theme “The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV and AIDS”.

The meeting provides a critical opportunity for governments and civil society to generate proposals that might address the enormous and debilitating physical and emotional burden of care borne by women and girls across the world, especially in countries which are hard hit by HIV and AIDS, like South Africa.

Zimbabwean Cholera Worse than Reported – Tsvangirai

Zimbabwe's Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, says that cases of infections and deaths from the country's worst cholera epidemic are far higher than those reported.
“This is most likely a dramatic underestimate of the real figures given the unreported cases and deaths in communities," he says.

According to the World Health Organisation, more than 80 000 people have been infected since the outbreak six months ago with nearly 4 000 killed.

Exploring the Gendered Understandings of Sexual Consent and Coercion Among Youth

Reports on sexual relationships among young people tend to suggest that they are consensual, if not deviant. The various social and cultural contexts in which young people find themselves inform, not only the ways in which they understand and perform their sexualities, but also the ways in which they understand and negotiate the differences between consensual and coercive sex among them.

Limpopo Losing War on Cholera – Seloba

The Department of Health and Social Development in Limpopo has admitted that it is losing the war on cholera. It says the number of new cholera cases is still rising despite efforts to curb the spread of the disease.

Department spokesperson, Phuti Seloba, says that there were 30 new cases recorded this week, bringngs to 4538 the total number of cases that have been seen since the outbreak of the disease in November last year.

NGO Blames HIV/AIDS Spread on Cultural Practices

Oxfam GB, an international NGO working to end poverty and suffering, says that unending negative social-cultural practices also contribute to the spread of HIV/AIDS in Rwanda.

The organisation’s programme coordinator Irene Kaindi, points out that some Rwandans still hold on to outdated traditional beliefs, including for examle that a woman belongs to the entire family.

HIV/AIDS and Behaviour Change: Why we are not winning yet!

Civil  society and the state have done a lot in relation to HIV/AIDS awareness. However, we see that what is an obstacle at this point is not neccessarily a black out on HIV/AIDS information but a continuation of high risk behaviours.

What l have come to realise is that human behaviour is not always rational behaviour, hence information dissemination will only work firstly, if people  make rational decisions about sex, and secondly, when they are in control of their  behaviour.

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