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Medicinal herbs used by HIV-positive people in Lesotho

Mugomeri, Eltony ; Chatanga, Peter; Chakane, Ntema, (2016)

Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. (2016) 13(4):123-131
Out of 400 questionnaires distributed to the participants, 389 were returned with data acceptable for analysis. Ages of the participants ranged from 18 to 75 years (Mean=43 + 11.6). Out of the 272 (69.9%) participants who conceded that they had used medicinal herbs at least once, 30 (7.7%) participants used medicinal herbs frequently while 242 (62.2 %) rarely used the herbs. At least 20 plant species belonging to 16 families were reportedly used by the participants. Asteraceae was the most common plant family reportedly used by the participants. Allium sativum and Dicoma anomala, reportedly used by 21.0% and 14.3% respectively, were the most commonly used medicinal herbs in this population. In addition, boosting the immune system and treating gastrointestinal ailments, apparently cited by 32% and 28% participants respectively, were the most commonly reported reasons for using medicinal herbs.

Lesotho HIV policy scan and action plan

Beardsley, Kip., A. Zapfel, and T. Williamson, Eds.: Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus, (2017)

Policy and Legal Opportunities for HIV Testing Services and Civil Society Engagement

Extending Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission through Postpartum Family Planning in Lesotho

Frontiers in Reproductive Health, Family Health Department, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Kingdom of Lesotho, (2008)

LESOTHO HIV Prevention Response and Modes of Transmission Analysis

Lesotho National AIDS Commission, Government of Lesotho, Eds.: UNAIDS | GAMET, (2009)

This study, and similar studies in Kenya, Mozambique, Swaziland, Uganda, and Zambia is the outcome of close collaborative by a team in Swaziland, with technical and financial support from the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa, UNAIDS Geneva, and the World Bank's Global HIV/AIDS Program (Global AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Team). The study entailed using existing data and collecting new data to better know the country's HIV epidemic, know the country HIV response and how funding was allocated, so as to improve the HIV response and strengthen prevention based on evidence on what works to prevent new infections.

Lesotho correctional service HIV and AIDS policy

National AIDS Commission (NAC) and Lesotho Correctional Services (LCS), Government of Lesotho, (2009)

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