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2011-03-07 15:56:55

The doors to a specialized pediatric HIV/AIDS outpatient clinic in Tanzania opened today in Mbeya, the region with the second highest HIV/AIDS prevalence in the country. While Tanzania, home to about 1.4 million people with HIV/AIDS, has made significant strides in HIV/AIDS treatment, pediatric care continues to be a key area of need. It is estimated that there are currently 140,000 children in Tanzania living with HIV/AIDS. Only 8 percent of these children are currently receiving...

2008-07-15 03:00:37

By Kern, Joan Cecilia Nsombo and Rozaria Mwakalukwa work on behalf of 40 children orphaned by AIDS in the small village of Busoka, Tanzania. But there are 145 AIDS orphans in the village, population 1,090. It's a national crisis, Nsombo said. Everyone has been touched by it. The women asked for help for the other orphans and for other HIV/ AIDS-related needs when they spoke in services and informal meetings on Sunday at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Nsombo, 28, and...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.