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  • Malawi: Shortage of Healthcare Workers Affects Aids Battle

    Malawi's health sector is grappling with a serious lack of trained health care staff that could have an impact on its Global Fund-supported programming to enrol a greater number of HIV-positive Malawians on antiretroviral therapy (ART).

    23 January 2014 | AllAfrica
  • Eric Goosby Returns to UCSF Intent on Applying Lessons Learned as U.S. Global AIDS Ambassador

    At UCSF’s Global Health Sciences, Goosby will lead a new center on implementation sciences, a hot, new field in public health and an emerging specialty at UCSF. It examines the practicalities of running public health programs, applying business-world efficiencies to improve them.

    26 November 2013 | University of California San Francisco
  • Should ART provision be decentralized to health centres in low and middle income countries?

    With the realization of the value of ART as a means of preventing HIV transmission, the question of how best to retain HIV-diagnosed in care becomes all the more pressing. 

    13 August 2013 | BMJ Group blogs
  • Planning for non-surgical male circumcision

    In May, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) announced the prequalification of PrePex, the first non-surgical device for adult male circumcision. A number of African countries are lagging behind on their circumcision targets, set as part of efforts to curb the transmission of HIV, and feel the PrePex device will give their programmes a much-needed boost, while others are more cautious.

    08 July 2013 | IRIN Africa
  • South Africa: Poor Services Undermine HIV Treatment Programme

    The state of many public health facilities threatens the expansion of the country's antiretroviral treatment programme, particularly frequent ARV shortages and poor service delivery.

    04 April 2013 | AllAfrica
  • South Africa: Private Sector Funding to Train Doctors

    Health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has established a fund in partnership with 23 of South Africa's largest private medical aid, pharmacy, drug and hospital companies in an effort to bolster human resource capacity in the public sector.

    09 November 2012 | AllAfrica
  • ZIMBABWE: Nurses step up to initiate HIV treatment

    HARARE, 16 October 2012 (PLUSNEWS) - Faced with the ambitious target of reaching 85 percent of people in need of HIV treatment by the end of 2012, the Zimbabwean government has announced that nurses will be trained to prescribe and manage antiretroviral (ARV) drug treatment.

    17 October 2012 | IRIN Plus News
  • Zimbabwe: 'Nurses Now Allowed to Put Patients On ART'

    NURSES can now put HIV-positive patients on antiretroviral drugs, a task that was previously reserved for doctors.

    16 August 2012 | AllAfrica
  • Nurses As Effective As Doctors In Treatment Of HIV Patients

    Nurse-centred care of HIV patients can be just as safe and effective as care delivered by doctors and has a number of specific health benefits, according to a new study led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the University of Cape Town (UCT).

    15 August 2012 | HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
  • The Manchester Malawian medic myth

    Are there more doctors from Malawi in the British city of Manchester than there are in Malawi itself? Many people have made this claim - including the authors of an international study of health workers, and the head of Malawi's main nursing union.

    15 January 2012 | BBC Health
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