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SAfAIDS Executive Director emerges a winner

The SAfAIDS Executive Director, Lois Chingandu shrugged off stiff competition from top women in business and government to become a Country Winner in the Welfare and Civil Society Organisations sector of CEO Global Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards, held in Lusaka, Zambia, recently.

Stigma Deters Adolescents and Young Women With HIV From Accessing Contraceptives

NAIROBI, 15 September 2016 (allAfrica) - Adolescent girls and young women infected with HIV infections face stigma and discrimination when they seek reproductive health services such as family planning. A group of adolescent girls and young women living with HIV under the auspices of a group called Sauti Skika say due to this unmet need for family planning, it makes them more vulnerable to unplanned pregnancies and at risk of reinfections.

Africa: Unequal Access and Low Quality of Maternal Health Care Hampering Progress Towards SDGs

NEW YORK, 14 September 2016 (allAfrica) - Each year, about 210 million women become pregnant and about 140 million newborn babies are delivered. While progress has been made in reducing maternal mortality globally, differences remain at international and national levels. The

Zimbabwe: Boost for Dr-TB Patients

HARARE, 10 September 2016 (Herald) - Government yesterday received eight ambulances, an audiometric machine and a digital X-ray machine from Global Fund to boost efforts in curbing the spread of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (DRTB).

Nigeria: Unicef - 196,000 Adolescents Living With HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

LAGOS, 8 September 2016 (allAfrica) - Over 196,000 adolescents, representing 10 per cent of the global burden, are said to be living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria with a high estimated number of AIDS-related deaths, according to the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund's HIV Specialist, Dr. Victoria Isiramen.

Africa: Global Fund Rolls Out Strategic Actions for Gender Equality Initiative

NEW YORK, 7 September 2016 (allAfrica) - As part of its new strategy for 2017-2022, the Global Fund has placed increased emphasis on rights and gender. One of the four strategic objectives focuses directly on promoting and protecting human rights and gender equality, aiming to scale up programs to support women and girls (including programs to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights) and invest to reduce health inequities (including gender and age-related disparities).

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