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15 Feb 2018 description


What is already known about this topic?

In 2016, an estimated 1.5 million adolescent girls and young women were living with HIV infection in Eastern and Southern Africa, where HIV prevalence among adolescent girls and young women is more than twice that of their male peers.

What is added by this report?

24 Jul 2017 description

July 24, 2017

Latest survey results show that new HIV infections were nearly halved and HIV viral load suppression has doubled in Swaziland since 2011.

01 Sep 2014 description

Situation Overview: HIV and AIDS

The SADC region accounts for some of the highest HIV prevalence levels in the world. An estimated 14.6 million people in the region, are living with HIV. Women account for more than 50% of those living with HIV in the region.

04 May 2010 description
report PlusNews

JOHANNESBOURG, 4 mai 2010 (PLUSNEWS) - Une nouvelle étude portant sur la mortalité adulte raconte l'histoire du VIH au cours des décennies et à travers les frontières, et montre comment les traitements ont pu contribuer à réécrire la fin de l'histoire.

Publiée dans l'édition en ligne du Lancet du 30 avril, l'étude compare la mortalité adulte entre 1970 et 2010 dans 187 pays.

En se fondant sur des données provenant de différentes sources, y compris des recensements et des études sur les ménages, les chercheurs ont découvert que le VIH était un élément clé …

01 Dec 2009 description

Dec 1 (Reuters) - Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, almost 60 million people have been infected with HIV and 25 million people have died of HIV-related causes.

As World Aids Day is marked on Tuesday, globally some 33.4 million people were living with HIV.

21 Apr 2009 description
map EARS
21 April 2009 - Above average maize yields are seen in and Lesotho (+2%). In Swaziland (-2%), Botswana (-1%) and South Africa (1%) normal national average yields are expected. Below average national yields of about -7% to -9% are seen in Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

 In Malawi, the Northern as well as the Southern Region have been dry since the start of the growing season and reduced yields of about -11% are forecasted.

17 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 25,489,509 (USD 22,799,203 or EUR 15,448,187) to fund the planned programmes that are to be implemented in 2008-2009.

Current context

The Southern Africa region faces enormous humanitarian challenges, which have eroded livelihood the coping mechanisms for most people in the region. The human and social cost of these disasters in terms of life and property loss as well as the disruption of communities and livelihood has placed a considerable strain on the social fabric of the affected areas and the ability to recover and further develop.

24 Oct 2006 description

Geneva - $5,056,468 over 5 years to support malaria endemic countries in Southern Africa to successfully deploy Global Fund resources and scale up malaria control interventions.

25 May 2005 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

JOHANNESBURG, 25 May 2005 (IRIN) - A new study on climate change has warned of escalating drought in southern Africa, directly linked to the warming of the Indian Ocean.

According to the US-based National Centre for Atmospheric Research, since 1950 the Indian Ocean has warmed more than one degree Celsius; "well beyond the range expected from natural processes", but consistent with projected increases in greenhouse gas emissions.

Previous computer simulation models had omitted Indian Ocean warming …

03 May 2005 description

By Peter Apps

SEKAMENG, Lesotho, May 3 (Reuters) - Late drought has devastated crops in much of southern Africa and may threaten the worst food shortages in more than a decade, but in parts of the region residents say the real problems are AIDS and job losses.

01 Apr 2005 description

The latest statistics released by Swaziland show a national HIV prevalence rate of 42.6% - an increase of 4% as compared to two years ago. On the positive side, prevalence among teenagers declined, which usually indicates a decrease in new infections and possibly behavioural change.

04 Nov 2003 description

JOHANNESBURG - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed recent contributions to its appeal for southern Africa, but expressed concern that its operations were still only 38 percent funded. Unless WFP receives immediate donations, 6.5 million people will face severe hunger at the most critical time of year.

09 Jun 2003 description

This report was prepared by Nathan Associates for the USAID/Regional Center for Southern Africa. The opinions and recommendations in this report are solely those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect those of the RCSA.

Executive Summary

The Regional Center for Southern Africa (RCSA) is in the process of developing a Strategic Plan for FY 2004 - FY 2010 and the purpose of this document is to provide inputs towards the development of the Water Resources Management Component of the Strategic Plan.

26 Aug 2002 description

Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe have been heavily affected by food shortages after suffering the worst drought in Africa in a decade, poor harvests and a range of economic factors and government policies.

25 Jul 2002 description
report IRIN

MBABANE, 25 July (IRIN) - The coming of the rains in Southern Africa in the next few months will end the region's drought but usher in a new threat - an upsurge in malaria, Africa's number one killer.