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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).

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

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.

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