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Nurses fighting Aids in Africa

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Nurses and trade unionists from Africa visited the UK last week to draw up plans to fight the Aids epidemic on the continent.

Unison organised the event as part of a campaign to help HIV/Aids workers in Africa.

Doreen Choruma (pictured), of the Zimbabwe Nurses Association, was part of the delegation: ‘The shortage of nurses makes it difficult to fight HIV/Aids, indeed to provide an efficient healthcare service at all.

‘As more nurses leave we also find that the workload increases for those that remain,’ she told NT.

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