December, 2013

President Joyce Banda; Talk to Al Jazeera : ‘We must own the fight’

Posted on 02 Dec 2013 at 3:33pm
On Saturday on Talk To Al Jazeera, embattled Malawian president Joyce Banda denied that, 18 months into office, she has failed with regard to fighting corruption. Not directly elected to her office, Banda assumed the presidency of Malawi last year when her predecessor suddenly died of a heart attack. But she is leading a democracy and next year, the people of Malawi will decide if Banda will remain president. Despite promises to clean up corruption, new scandals have surfaced. In September, an accountant in her office was found with $3274.40 in his home. Later an official with…

People on ARVs prevent transmission by 96 per cent – UNAIDS

Posted on 01 Dec 2013 at 4:41am

UNAIDS says research has shown that people who are on Anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment have lesser chances of transmitting the virus to their unprotected partners by 96 per cent.

Speaking at a press conference in readiness for the commemoration of World AIDS Day in Kasungu, UNAIDS Country Coordinator for Malawi Amakobe Sande said so far there have been great progress in the fight against HIV.

According to Sande new science has proved that the world is getting closer to an HIV free generation as research has shown that people on treatment have very low chances of transmitting the virus.

“Yes, it is…

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