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Nigeria Tops List of Countries Providing Contraceptives

LAGOS, 2 February 2016 (allAfrica) - Nigeria provided 22 per cent of the contraceptives provided by the top 10 contraceptives providing countries in 2013 and 2014. Out of a total of 8,153,431 contraceptives provided for the two years, Nigeria provided 3,873,115. In 2013, Africa's most populous country provided 1,835,966 contraceptives, a figure that increased to 2,037,149 in 2014 according to data released by the Family Planning 2020, FP2020, at the just concluded 4th International Conference on Family Planning, ICFP 2016, held in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.

HIV becoming resistant to key drug, study finds

LONDON, 28 January (BBC News)-Strains of HIV are becoming resistant to an antiretroviral drug commonly used to prevent and fight the virus, research has suggested.

PEPFAR's Dr Deborah Birx urges sharper focus to halt HIV globally

Bethseda, 28 January 2016 (Fogarty International center)-To protect and extend the significant progress made against the HIV/AIDS epidemic globally, policymakers and funders must target specific high-risk populations,

Scholarships for virgins: Outrage over South Africa ‘maiden’s bursary’

KWAZULU NATAL, 27 January 2016 (Herald)-News of the virgin-based scholarship has prompted fierce debate in South Africa, with rights groups saying that it is invasive and sexist.

Call for Part-time writers, editors, proofreaders and graphic designers

HARARE, 25 January 2016 (SAfAIDS)-An established regional NGO based in Southern Africa is looking for short-term communication for development (C4D) experts, namely development sector writers, editors and graphic designers with proven experience in developing materials for communities across Africa in the following areas:

Can we improve acceptance of HIV testing?

19 January (MedicaIXpress)- How you offer patients an HIV test has a significant impact on the likelihood of them accepting tests, finds a study published by The BMJ today.

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