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26 March 2002

HIV/AIDS: High Court Turns Down South African Appeal Against Nevirapine

Author: UN Wire

South Africa's High Court in Pretoria yesterday turned down the government's latest appeal on a ruling ordering it to provide pregnant women with the anti-AIDS drug nevirapine -- which is estimated to cut mother-to-child HIV infection rates in half --...

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15 March 2002
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Author: Jean-Pierre Stroobants, Le Monde

La ministre de l'emploi saisit l'Inspection sociale -...Laurette Onkelinx, la ministre fédérale de l'emploi (PS), a diligenté une enquête de l'Inspection sociale, lui demandant de vérifier notamment si l'entreprise fixait des "quotas d'exclusion", si...

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12 March 2002

HIV/AIDS: Court Orders South Africa To Provide Nevirapine During Appeal

Author: UN Wire

South Africa's High Court in Pretoria yesterday ruled that although the government may appeal the court's December ruling calling for the key HIV/AIDS drug nevirapine to be administered at all suitably equipped state hospitals for HIV-positive...

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1 March 2002

South African AIDS Activists Go Back to Court

Author: Penny Dale, OneWorld Africa

Armed with fresh evidence, South African AIDS activists go to court Friday for the latest round in a long-standing battle to get the government of President Thabo Mbeki to provide all HIV-positive pregnant women with a drug that significantly reduces...

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22 February 2002

HIV/AIDS: South Africa To Boost Drug Research, Not Offer Universal Access

Author: UN Wire

South Africa said today it will expand research on use of Nevirapine to curb mother-to-child HIV transmission instead of providing immediate universal access to the drug as activists and some opposition figures have asked. Boehringer-Ingelheim, the...

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Article
1 February 2002

Will Minister Bend Or Break? [South Africa]

Author: Belinda Beresford & Jaspreet Kindra, Mail & Guardian [Johannesburg]

The government looks set to buckle under remorseless internal and external pressures and allow pregnant women country-wide access to the drug that could save their children from HIV/Aids

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Article
23 January 2002

HIV/AIDS: KwaZulu-Natal To Provide Nevirapine Despite Federal Policy [South Africa]

Author: UN Wire

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Article
3 January 2002

U.S. Research Links Birth Defects To Ozone, Carbon Monoxide

Author: UN Wire

Women living in areas with high levels of pollutants may be up to three times more likely to give birth to a baby with heart defects

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Article
1 January 2002

Pollution linked with birth defects in U.S. study

Author: Maggie Fox, Reuters

Women exposed to air pollution during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to children with heart defects, researchers reported on Saturday.

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19 December 2001

Govt to appeal Aids ruling [South Africa]

Author: South African Press Association, on News24.com

The health department announced on Wednesday that it would appeal a court ruling compelling the government to provide the anti-retroviral drug Nevirapine to HIV-positive pregnant women.

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