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

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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South Africa: Number of HIV+ Babies Born in SA Less Than Half UK Guardian’s

South Africa: Number of HIV+ Babies Born in SA Less Than Half UK Guardian's

PRETORIA, 6 September 2016 (allAfrica) – An old figure quoted by the UK’s Guardian newspaper overstates the share of HIV+ mothers transmitting the virus to their babies in South Africa. Reporting on Mothers to Mothers, a non-profit support group for HIV positive mothers, the Guardian’s Global Development network for professional reported that “in South Africa, mother-to-child transmission of HIV has fallen to 3.5%”.The Guardian

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Positive Talk Live Chat: The Cheating quandary!!!!

Positive Talk Live Chat: The Cheating quandary!!!!

SAfAIDS Media Desk, 19 August 2016 – Against the backdrop of many reported cases of partner cheating that are being witnessed on a day today basis, Positive Talk Live Chat put this issue for discussion in order to bring to light why the trend seem to be increasing at an alarming rate. It was revealed that in the modern day, cheating has taken a whole new twist, whereby it is much harder to catch a cheating spouse because they don’t have to stay out late making an excuse. No funny/ suspicious behaviour is revealed around their spouses; thereby cheating partners are rarely caught as they play their games smartly.

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SAfAIDS Giving a voice to young people at the National Youth Games

SAfAIDS Giving a voice to young people at the National Youth Games

CHINHOYI, 18 August 2016 – SAfAIDS is continuing with exhibitions, edutainment activities, one on one sessions and group interactions with young people at the National Youth games in Chinhoyi. SAfAIDS is one of the major stakeholders who took part in the Youth in Sports conference that took place on Wednesday the 17th of August at the Chinhoyi University of Technology.

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Launch of the Village to Village- I Know My HIV Status- Do you? 90 x 90 x 90 Campaign in Marondera District

Launch of the Village to Village- I Know My HIV Status- Do you? 90 x 90 x 90 Campaign in Marondera District

Chief Seke and Chief Svosve during the launch session

 

On the 2nd of August 2016, SAfAIDS in partnership with Seke Rural Home based Care with support from UNAIDS ESA, launched the Rock leadership 90 V2V campaign in Marondera district at Chief Svosve’s rural homestead. More than 350 people attended the event. The launch was also used as a platform to provide integrated HTS, targeting men, women, adolescents and children from the community to know their HIV status.<p?>

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Stigma Deters Adolescents and Young Women With HIV From Accessing Contraceptives

Stigma deter Adollescents

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.

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Zimbabwe: Boost for Dr-TB Patients

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).

The ambulances, which cost $45 600 each, would be issued to all provinces, excluding Harare and Bulawayo. The target is to reduce TB — a disease mainly affecting the poor, children, the elderly and people living in crowded places.

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