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25 Jun 2014 - 08:58


Byron Mutingwende

It is for this reason that majority of these people are pinning their hopes on science and medicine while others in Zimbabwe have resorted to faith healing. “Humanity has been shaken to the core by the HIV and Aids pandemic,” says Michael Bartos, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and Aids (Unaids) country director for Zimbabwe. He was speaking at St Mary’s Lutheran Church in Chitungwiza recently where a faith-healing and HIV discussion forum was held.

25 Jun 2014 - 08:50


THE increase in HIV counselling and testing bodes well for Zimbabwe’s commendable fight against HIV and Aids, but what about the children?
The figures released by the National Aids Council in their 2013 annual report showing a massive leap of people taking up voluntary HIV counselling and testing is certainly a positive development. It not only means that people have taken to heart messages on knowing their HIV status, but it also shows that more and more citizens are prepared to take responsibility for their health.

17 Jun 2014 - 10:12

The Ministry of Health and Child Care through the AIDS & TB Unit is planning to hold a one day national abstract dissemination meeting to share lessons learnt from research; and implementation best practices as we carry out HIV and TB prevention, care treatment and support interventions country-wide. The objective of this meeting is to build national capacity to document and present experiences from HIV and AIDS programme implementation and research by providing constructive feedback on abstracts submitted and accepted for International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, July 2014.  A panel of experienced researchers and programme managers will provide constructive feedback and critique the papers with the primary objective of improving the quality of presentations.

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