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WATCH: Strokes and Stigma

June 29, 2001       Multimedia  

Health-e’s three-part Checkpoint documentary on strokes and stigma in South Africa.

Critical thought and cool logic

June 29, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

Dr Mamphela Ramphele is one of five managing directors at the World Bank in Washington. On a recent visit home to South Africa she spoke out about the need for African governments to value intellectual rigour, the need for incentives for skilled professionals and the value of investing in anti-retroviral treatment for people living with […]

W Cape expands AIDS drug programme

June 28, 2001
HIV Treatment  

The Western Cape has announced its intention to expand significantly the anti-retroviral drug programme to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. This move is in sharp contrast to the national Department of Health’s slow roll-out of the mother-to-child prevention programme which is limited to pilot sites around the country – most of which have yet to […]

Drug company price cuts include NGOs and private sector

June 27, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

As part of its offer of cheaper anti-malarial and certain HIV/AIDS drugs to the developing world, GlaxoSmithKline will extend the offer to non-government organisations and employers in Africa that provide HIV/AIDS treatment to their staff.

HIV/AIDS treatment must not be narrowed down to anti-retroviral drugs – Health minister

June 27, 2001
HIV Treatment  

Health minister Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang this week addressed the United National General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS in New York. She said singling out the issue of anti-retroviral drugs was undermining the efforts made by many developing countries in dealing with pandemic. This is the full speech she delivered to the assembly.

No logic in investing in our people, but not treating HIV/AIDS – Mamphela Ramphele

June 27, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

Always outspoken, World Bank managing director Dr Mamphela Ramphele, has made made it clear that South Africa needs to articulate its AIDS plan to the world, not only via the health minister, but also the president. This AIDS plan should, according to Ramphele, include anti-retroviral treatment for those living with the disease. Health-e caught up […]

Men get maternal

June 22, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

Clinics in Umlazi, Durban have launched a new “Men and Maternity”programme offering couple counselling classes to men and women expecting babies. The programme aims to encourage men to take more responsibility for their children, improve maternal health and offer better services at antenatal clinics.

A love story from Lesotho
Living with AIDS – Programme 37

June 22, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

In this feature we hear from a young Mosotho woman who agreed to tell her story of how she discovered she was HIV positive, because she knows all too well how she was helped by other people who have spoken out about HIV/AIDS.