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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
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
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
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
Briefing: Punitive aid cuts disrupt healthcare in Uganda
2 April 2014 (IRIN ), Since the enactment of a draconian anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda just over a month ago, donors have been slashing or suspending aid to the country in protest. Health officials, activists and NGOs warn that this could have a major impact on healthcare services, particularly for HIV/AIDS patients.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99878/Briefing-Punitive-aid-cuts-disrupt-healthcare-in-Uganda
More work on HIV in Laos needed
12 March 2014 (IRIN ), Health officials say more work is needed to fight HIV/AIDS in Laos, which has an over-reliance on foreign donors and lack of government support, as well as limited treatment coverage and a widespread gap of awareness and testing.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99771/More-work-on-HIV-in-Laos-needed
Reaching out to men who have sex with men in Myanmar
7 March 2014 (IRIN ), A colonial-era law criminalizing "unnatural" sex is reinforcing the stigma that leaves men who have sex with men (MSM) in Myanmar "hidden, silenced and shamed", hindering efforts to contain HIV/AIDS among this highly at-risk group, AIDS experts and activists say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99752/Reaching-out-to-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-Myanmar
HIV interventions also needed behind bars
12 February 2014 (IRIN ), Providing access to HIV prevention and treatment services in closed settings, such as prisons, is crucial to curbing the transmission of HIV, particularly among women, say public health experts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99629/HIV-interventions-also-needed-behind-bars
Enduring HIV stigma in Cameroon
23 January 2014 (IRIN ), People living with HIV/AIDS in Cameroon, which has the highest prevalence of the disease in West and Central Africa, endure widespread stigma, with some facing difficulties obtaining bank loans or suffering mistreatment at hospitals, patients and observers say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99519/Enduring-HIV-stigma-in-Cameroon
Push to decriminalize sex work, but stigma remains
14 January 2014 (IRIN ), Despite a decreasing prevalence of HIV/AIDS among commercial sex workers, health workers say the stigma associated with prostitution and the harsh laws against it are undermining sex workers’ access to HIV-related services.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99464/Push-to-decriminalize-sex-work-but-stigma-remains
Swazis give government poor marks in survey
3 January 2014 (IRIN ), A large majority of people in Swaziland go to bed hungry and blame their government for failing to address their food needs, according to findings from the first formal survey to determine how Swazis view their standard of living.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99421/Swazis-give-government-poor-marks-in-survey

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