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In Brief: Deadly animal virus warning for Southern Africa
4 November 2010 (IRIN ), The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique, which share a border with Tanzania, to step up detection of a deadly animal virus which causes Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), a contagious respiratory disease.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90969/In-Brief-Deadly-animal-virus-warning-for-Southern-Africa
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Gearing for heavy rains as La Niña strengthens
4 November 2010 (IRIN ), Dominicano Mulenga, national coordinator of Zambia's Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit, goes through his to-do list as the rainy season sets in: Industrial pumps to suck water out of the roads serviced. Tick. Enough stocks of tents and mosquito nets. Tick. Mobile phones delivered to communities living along the upper catchment areas of the River Zambezi. Check.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90980/SOUTHERN-AFRICA-Gearing-for-heavy-rains-as-La-Niña-strengthens
GLOBAL: Corruption hampers MDGs - Transparency International
27 October 2010 (IRIN ), Corruption siphons off 20-30 percent of funding for basic services, estimates non-profit Transparency International (TI), and tackling it should be higher on the international development agenda.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90898/GLOBAL-Corruption-hampers-MDGs-Transparency-International
MOZAMBIQUE: Technology revolution hits HIV testing and treatment
25 October 2010 (IRIN ), Delayed test results often mean HIV patients in Mozambique fail to get timely treatment, but new technology is reducing the need to send tests to far away laboratories, and speeding up test results and HIV treatment.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90868/MOZAMBIQUE-Technology-revolution-hits-HIV-testing-and-treatment
AFRICA: Going rural and green
15 October 2010 (IRIN ), As rural Africa experiences an increasingly moody climate which will erode resilience, drive up hunger and threaten economic growth, it is time countries got serious about development, participants at the seventh African Development Forum in Addis Ababa were told.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90786/AFRICA-Going-rural-and-green
HIV/AIDS: Global Fund looks to private sector to fill funding gap
14 October 2010 (IRIN ), With its coffers running at least US$1 billion short, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is looking to the private sector to fill the funding gap.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90765/HIV-AIDS-Global-Fund-looks-to-private-sector-to-fill-funding-gap
HEALTH: New global plan aims to wipe out TB
14 October 2010 (IRIN ), A new roadmap for curbing the global epidemic of tuberculosis aims to save five million lives between 2011 and 2015 and eliminate TB as a public health problem by 2050 but comes with a price tag of US$47 billion, nearly half of which must still be found.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90767/HEALTH-New-global-plan-aims-to-wipe-out-TB
AFRICA: Thinking big on climate change modelling
13 October 2010 (IRIN ), If African countries had had the capacity to do climate change projections, their data could have been fed into the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) assessments for the continent, said Richard Odingo, former vice-chair of the IPCC at one of the discussions ahead of the Seventh African Development Forum.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90751/AFRICA-Thinking-big-on-climate-change-modelling
MOZAMBIQUE: HIV patients team up to make treatment cheaper
11 October 2010 (IRIN ), For HIV patients in Africa, monthly trips to refill antiretroviral (ARV) prescriptions cost time and money that may be in short supply. But a new strategy being pioneered in Mozambique is easing the burden of monthly refills for patients and the health system.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90741/MOZAMBIQUE-HIV-patients-team-up-to-make-treatment-cheaper
Analysis: Subsidies won't keep bread on Mozambican tables
29 September 2010 (IRIN ), In response to food price riots in early September, the Mozambican government has laid on a range of price cuts and subsidies to make life easier for the poor, and has promised to do some belt tightening of its own, but observers say the measures are unaffordable and will not address the deeper issues.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/90618/Analysis-Subsidies-won-t-keep-bread-on-Mozambican-tables

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