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Traditional Faith Healers 9 Jan 2007
Traditional healers in Africa treat an estimated seventy percent of African patients – a number of whom have AIDS. Most healers use their bare hands to diagnose conditions and also often cut their patients as part of their treatment.

In Mozambique, the government, local chiefs, and charities are working together to help stop the spread of the HIV virus. One project in particular is working with healers, many of whom are women, to improve knowledge about how AIDS is transmitted.

Angela Robson joined a group of youth workers in Mozambique’s Zambezia province to find out more.

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