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South Africa's health system shuns asylum seekers
31 October 2014 (IRIN ), When Elise M’s* 18-year-old daughter tried to kill herself with an overdose of pills last year, the ambulance that Elise called took them to nearby South Rand Hospital, in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosettenville. But nurses at the hospital refused to admit her.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100776/South-Africa-s-health-system-shuns-asylum-seekers
Indonesian brothel closures hit HIV prevention
30 October 2014 (IRIN ), Brothel closures in Indonesian cities could put sex workers in danger and hamper HIV prevention efforts, say health experts and outreach workers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100774/Indonesian-brothel-closures-hit-HIV-prevention
From wife-beaters to peace-preachers: tackling domestic abuse in Zimbabwe’s hinterland
21 October 2014 (IRIN ), Jairos Maruwe used to beat up his wife so badly he once knocked her unconscious and broke her arm. It landed him in jail at least once, but it was the way he was raised.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100742/From-wife-beaters-to-peace-preachers-tackling-domestic-abuse-in-Zimbabwe-s-hinterland
Limited support for key populations undermines Ugandan HIV control
16 October 2014 (IRIN ), Uganda’s HIV/AIDS control efforts have been undermined by a lack of consensus and clarity over which people constitute Key Populations (KPs) to be targeted in various prevention, care and treatment efforts, say experts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100721/Limited-support-for-key-populations-undermines-Ugandan-HIV-control
Gains and gaps in Ugandan HIV treatment
10 October 2014 (IRIN ), Over the past three years Uganda has succeeded in more than doubling the number of eligible children receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). Paediatric HIV infections, meanwhile, have plummeted. But almost six out of every 10 children who need ART are still not receiving the treatment.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100704/Gains-and-gaps-in-Ugandan-HIV-treatment
Uganda's flagging male circumcision drive
8 October 2014 (IRIN ), Limited funding and personnel, as well as misconceptions and cultural beliefs, are some of the challenges hindering Uganda's goal of circumcising at least 4.2 million men by 2015 in a bid to lower the country's HIV/AIDS incidence.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100701/Uganda-s-flagging-male-circumcision-drive
Flood displaced Zimbabweans allege forcible resettlement
10 September 2014 (IRIN ), More than 3,000 families in Zimbabwe’s southeastern Masvingo Province who accuse the government of forcibly resettling them to small plots of undeveloped land, are facing hardships including a lack of adequate food, shelter, health and education facilities.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100593/Flood-displaced-Zimbabweans-allege-forcible-resettlement
Zimbabwe’s neglected elderly farmers
2 September 2014 (IRIN ), Girazi Mukumba, 64, a communal farmer in Wedza, about 160km southwest of the capital Harare, is old school when it comes to agricultural practices.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100566/Zimbabwe-s-neglected-elderly-farmers
Does the global HIV response understand sex?
28 August 2014 (IRIN ), Stigma, squeamishness and misunderstanding of anal sex is leading to research gaps and inaccurate information about the risks of this common sexual behaviour, and hindering effective HIV/AIDS prevention strategies, experts say. A move towards "sex positive" approaches could enhance social acceptance and increase protection.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100545/Does-the-global-HIV-response-understand-sex
Drug control efforts go local in Myanmar’s Kachin State
14 August 2014 (IRIN ), Myanmar's northern Kachin State, renowned for its heroin production, is changing tack in its efforts to curb rampant drug use and cultivation: In addition to crop-substitution programmes, community-led campaigns aim to change minds and steer people towards treatment.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100483/Drug-control-efforts-go-local-in-Myanmar-s-Kachin-State
Zimbabwe's health system in crisis
11 August 2014 (IRIN ), Zimbabwe’s deepening economic crisis is severely affecting the government’s ability to fund public health delivery and restricting poor people’s access to health care, economists, government officials and health experts agree.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100474/Zimbabwe-s-health-system-in-crisis
HIV funding worries in Kenya
30 July 2014 (IRIN ), The US President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR), the biggest funder of HIV programmes in Kenya, is set to significantly scale down its funding, a move activists and government officials believe could negatively affect the country’s fight against the disease.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100419/HIV-funding-worries-in-Kenya
Heightened HIV risk for people with disabilities
29 July 2014 (IRIN ), Inaccessible health services for people with disabilities (PWD), combined with social stigma and violence, contribute to high HIV risk - a gap that must be filled if the disabled are not to remain disproportionately vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, say health experts and activists.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100414/Heightened-HIV-risk-for-people-with-disabilities
Uganda teen pregnancies’ plan under fire
24 July 2014 (IRIN ), A new Ugandan sex-education campaign to reduce teen pregnancy, maternal mortality among young women and girls, and the cost of post-abortion medical care, is generating heated debate.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100399/Uganda-teen-pregnancies-plan-under-fire
Flat funding, harsh laws could hurt Uganda’s battle against HIV
25 June 2014 (IRIN ), Inadequate funding coupled with harsh laws targeting same sex unions could erode the gains so far made in the fight against HIV in Uganda, activists warn.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100260/Flat-funding-harsh-laws-could-hurt-Uganda-s-battle-against-HIV
Raising awareness of child sex abuse in Cambodia
16 June 2014 (IRIN ), A low level of knowledge about sexual abuse is leaving Cambodia’s children vulnerable to harm, and a new report shows that despite sex education initiatives in recent years, a poor understanding by parents and children of what sexual abuse is, persists.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100220/Raising-awareness-of-child-sex-abuse-in-Cambodia
Vietnam's counterfeit condom crisis
9 June 2014 (IRIN ), A new report warning that nearly half of the commercially-available condoms in Vietnam are of poor quality has health officials worried the country’s tenuous gains in safer sex habits could be at risk.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100190/Vietnam-s-counterfeit-condom-crisis
Young Zimbabweans miss out on HIV testing
9 June 2014 (IRIN ), Young people with HIV are dying in increasing numbers in Zimbabwe at a time when HIV-related deaths are declining for all other age groups.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100185/Young-Zimbabweans-miss-out-on-HIV-testing
Alarm as Uganda moves to criminalize HIV transmission
9 May 2014 (IRIN ), Activists in Uganda, where HIV prevalence is on the rise, have warned that new legislation criminalizing deliberate transmission of the virus will further undermine efforts to stem the AIDS epidemic and erode the rights of those living with HIV.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100067/Alarm-as-Uganda-moves-to-criminalize-HIV-transmission
Hepatitis B - a silent emergency in Senegal
8 May 2014 (IRIN ), More than two million people in Senegal, or some 15 percent of the population, including 350,000 chronic carriers, have hepatitis B as a result of untimely vaccinations, prohibitive treatment costs and lack of universal screening to curb transmissions.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100054/Hepatitis-B-a-silent-emergency-in-Senegal

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