Published in Women's Health Weekly, July 29th, 2004
Speaking during a visit to the Kenya Network for Women With AIDS, Nane Annan noted the need to empower women on the continent to make them key players in the fight against the pandemic, according to the UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN; www.irin.org).
She highlighted the disease and ongoing food shortages as the two major problems affecting African women and described them as "a catastrophe."
"Women in Africa are deprived of many things when they lose their husbands and it's...
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