Women have been at the forefront of the battle to fight poverty and inequality and on National Women’s Day on August 9 we once again celebrate the achievements and contribution of South African women. Dr Mamphele Ramphele was in South Africa recently and says that while women have much to celebrate this month, enormous challenges still remain including the fallout from the HIV/AIDS epidemic. She says she hopes government will soon offer anti-retroviral treatment to those who are HIV positive and also to particularly consider HIV positive women who will leave their children orphaned if they do not receive these life-prolonging drugs.
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