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SOUTHERN AFRICA: Heavy rain, flood warnings
30 December 2010 (IRIN ), The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) staffed jointly by officials from Zambia and Zimbabwe, says one of the two major dams on the river between the two countries will open its flood gates in early 2011, meaning that communities may have to be relocated.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/91491/SOUTHERN-AFRICA-Heavy-rain-flood-warnings
HIV/AIDS: MSM groups hail pill to prevent HIV
24 November 2010 (IRIN ), Gay rights groups have hailed the results of the first study to show that an antiretroviral (ARV) drug can prevent HIV as an important step in the fight against HIV, but say that in countries that criminalize homosexuality, the breakthrough is unlikely to have a significant impact.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/91180/HIV-AIDS-MSM-groups-hail-pill-to-prevent-HIV
SOUTHERN AFRICA: HIV prevention for youth - it's complicated
19 November 2010 (IRIN ), When it comes to understanding what drives HIV infections among young people in southern Africa, the epicentre of the global AIDS pandemic, why not ask young people themselves?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/91138/SOUTHERN-AFRICA-HIV-prevention-for-youth-it-s-complicated
SOUTHERN AFRICA: No sex for a month to prevent HIV
9 November 2010 (IRIN ), An aggressive national campaign to persuade people to abstain from sex or commit to 100 percent condom use for a month could make a significant contribution to HIV prevention efforts, says a leading HIV expert.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/91037/SOUTHERN-AFRICA-No-sex-for-a-month-to-prevent-HIV
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
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
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
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

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