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Africa: LGBT Rights Must Be Protected to Ensure Healthy Lives for All

NAIROBI, 15 September 2015 (allAfrica) - Next week, 193 governments will attend the United Nation's General Assembly in New York to adopt new sustainable development goals. But for sexual minorities the question is: how serious are governments about ensuring no one is left behind in the goal to ensure healthy lives for all?

Africa: Young People in Desperate Search for Safer Sex

DAR ES SALAAM, 14 September 2015 (allAfrica) - For young people in southern Africa a lack of access to condoms is putting them at risk of unwanted pregnancies and HIV, and could ultimately jeopardise their lives.

3.4 Million Nigerians Infected With HIV/AIDS in 2014 - UN

ABUJA, 12 September 2015 (allAfrica) - The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) yesterday reiterated that Nigeria carries the second highest HIV/AIDS burden in the world with 3.4 million Nigerians living with the disease in 2014.The figure represents 4.1 national prevalence rate.

Malawi: UNAIDS Commends Malawi On Sexual Health Services - 'Fpam Facilities Impressive'

LILONGWE, 11 September 2015 (allAfrica) - The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has commended Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM), for providing sexual and reproductive health services to young people in the country.

Rwanda: Activists Call for Respect of Rights in HIV/AIDS Fight

KIGALI, 10 September 2015 (allAfrica) - AIDS activists have urged institutions to promote respect for human rights in the fight against the virus. The activists made the remarks during a one-day conference on HIV and human rights in Remera.

Child mortality rates plunge by more than half since 1990 but global MDG target missed by wide margin

GENEVA , 9 SEPTEMBER 2015 (UNICEF) - Child mortality rates have plummeted to less than half of what they were in 1990, according to a new report released today. Under-five deaths have dropped from 12.7 million per year in 1990 to 5.9 million in 2015. This is the first year the figure has gone below the 6 million mark.

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