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10 Oct 2012 description
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ADDIS ABABA, 10 October 2012 (PLUSNEWS) - African research to improve patient care and treatment is growing, but the dissemination of evidence-based approaches to healthcare lags behind, experts say.

At a five-day workshop on how to find the best available evidence for priority health issues in Africa, researchers called for the establishment of an Africa-based regional information hub to distribute scientific research on the continent's top killer diseases, including HIV, malaria and tuberculosis.

09 Dec 2011 description
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ADDIS ABABA, 9 December 2011 (PlusNews) - Unless African governments increase their funding for and engagement in HIV research, the continent cannot hope to attain equal status in determining its research agenda and priorities, speakers said at the 16th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in Africa.

08 Dec 2011 description
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ADDIS ABABA, 7 December 2011 (PlusNews) - HIV patients in Africa frequently suffer shame and depression but the continent’s health systems are ill-equipped to handle the issue, which not only affects their quality of life, but can lead to poor adherence to HIV treatment regimens.

19 Jul 2011 description
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ROME, 18 July 2011 (PlusNews) - Countries that have been quick to incorporate medical male circumcision into their HIV prevention programmes are already seeing good results compared with those that have been slower to embrace the procedure, say experts.