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Progress in the Fight Against HIV

A new study by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has revealed that while KwaZulu-Natal remains the focal point of the HIV epidemic in South Africa, progress is being made on early diagnosis, intervention and treatment.

MSF is also commending government interventions on treatment in Eshowe and Mbongolwane in northern KwaZulu-Natal, saying that early diagnosis and administration of antiretroviral therapy are bearing fruit.

AIDS Cure Within Antibodies?

The discovery of how a woman's body responded to her HIV infection by making antibodies may hold the clue to a cure for AIDS.

In a study that was published in the scientific journal, Nature, South African and American researchers describe how the research team found and identified these antibodies in her blood, and then duplicated them by cloning the antibodies in a laboratory.

Malaria Intensifies in African Countries

A study conducted by the Lancet medical journal has reported that gains in fighting malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have left the highest risk for the disease concentrated in ten countries.
 
According to the study, countries such as Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Guinea and Togo account for 87 percent of areas that have the highest prevalence of malaria.
 

TB Infections on the Decrease - WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) report has found that the rate of new tuberculosis (TB) infections has decreased internationally, however, about three million infected people escape diagnosis.
 
WHO TB programme director at WHO Global, Mario Raviglione, states that the quality of TB care is what has driven down millions of TB deaths worldwide.
 

Clinton Health Access Initiative: Programmer - Health Financing

The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI – formerly the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative) under the leadership of former President William Jefferson Clinton III has worked since 2002 to reduce the pricing of HIV/AIDS medicines and tests, and to work with governments around the world to further turn the tide on the disease by building the systems needed to deliver care and treatment.

CHAI seeks to appoint a Programmer - Health Financing, based in South Africa.

Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation: Grants and Business Administrator

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) is a NGO that focuses on the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections in Southern Africa.

The DTHF seeks to appoint a Grants & Business Administrator, based at its Emavundleni research facility in Crossroads, Cape Town.

Responsibilities:

Financial Administration of the business unit

Ensuring cash flow

Zambians Urged to Test for Hepatitis

Four hundred million people globally are said to be infected with the hepatitis virus but only five percent of this number are aware that they have the virus.

Zambia’s chairperson for the national technical working group on hepatitis, Joseph Mulenga, said this during the belated commemoration of the world hepatitis day held at Matero in Lusaka.

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