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11 Jun 2010 description
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LAC TCHAD, 11 juin 2010 (PLUSNEWS) - Les autorités sanitaires au Tchad envisagent de relancer le dépistage VIH sur les îles du lac Tchad après avoir été forcées de mettre fin à leur première tentative en avril. Les tests étaient proposés sans conseil ni éducation sanitaire - et se sont achevés dans les rumeurs et la confusion.

« Nous devons trouver comment gagner la confiance de la population locale pour reprendre les tests.

30 Nov 2009 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 30 November 2009 (PlusNews) - The theme for World AIDS Day 2009 is 'Universal Access and Human Rights', and the efforts of the continent's developing countries to reach some of the key indicators of universal access are under closer scrutiny than ever. Will they do it?

In December 2005 the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS) adopted a resolution to assist governments, civil society and NGOs in "scaling up HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, with the aim of coming as close as possible to the goal of universal access …

11 Nov 2009 description
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NAIROBI, 11 November 2009 (PlusNews) - Programmes supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria reported 2.3 million people on life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) drugs in June 2009.

30 Jun 2008 description
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DAKAR, 30 June 2008 (PLUSNEWS) - The global rise in petrol prices favours oil-producing countries like Chad, but the funds allocated to the fight against AIDS in the government's 2008 budget have decreased compared to 2007 because of a need for increased expenditure on security in this unstable country.

Boosted by rising global prices, oil revenues have steadily increased despite lower production in the last few years.

The country started exploiting its oil reserves in 2003, after the World Bank granted funding for the Chad-Cameroon pipeline on condition that 70 percent of …

27 Jun 2008 description
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JOHANNESBURG, 27 June 2008 (PLUSNEWS) - Chad has experienced decades of armed rebellions and weak governments, so a looming AIDS crisis is the last thing it needs.

The West African country that sprawls across the Sahel is among the world's poorest; its development indicators, especially regarding women, are abysmal.

28 Mar 2008 description
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N'DJAMENA, 28 March 2008 (PLUSNEWS) - Lowering the chances of an HIV positive mother passing the virus onto her child is a simple case of giving mother and baby one dose of the antiretroviral drug, nevirapine. Implementing a national prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programme, however, is far less simple.

"When the fight against AIDS began, children were not an issue, it was only adults," noted Dr Souam Nguélé Silé, a paediatrician at the National General Reference Hospital (HGRN) in N'Djamena, the capital and Chad's national PMTCT coordinator.

26 Mar 2008 description
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N'DJAMENA, 26 March 2008 (PLUSNEWS) - Wracked by decades of political insecurity, HIV/AIDS simply wasn't a priority in Chad for many years. A chronic lack of health workers and uncertain funding delayed efforts further, but the government of Chad is finally starting to take action.

Chad covers around 1.3 million square kilometres and has a population of less than 10 million.

10 Mar 2008 description
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(Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies)

GORE, 10 mars 2008 (PlusNews) - Le sud du Tchad affiche des taux de prévalence du VIH parmi les plus élevés du pays.

10 Mar 2008 description
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GORE, 10 March 2008 (PLUSNEWS) - Most of the roughly 50,000 people in the Amboko and Dosseye refugee camps near Goré, in the tropical forest of southern Chad, have fled across the border from neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR), but efforts to prevent and treat HIV among the camp residents are still in their infancy.

The CAR has an HIV prevalence rate of 10.7 percent, the highest in central Africa, but southern Chad is not far behind.

26 Feb 2008 description
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N'DJAMENA/DAKAR, 26 February 2008 (PLUSNEWS) - People living with HIV in Chad risk becoming victims of the explosion of violence in the capital, N'Djamena, in early February.