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Faith communities commit to championing sexual and reproductive health

NEW YORK, 23 September 2014 (UNAIDS) - The vital role of faith-based organizations in putting sexual and reproductive health firmly on the post-2015 development agenda was explored during a high-level side event at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

 

Zero Mothers Die: bold new initiative launched at UN General Assembly event

NEW YORK, 23 September 2014 (UNAIDS) - Efforts to reduce high maternal and child mortality received a welcome boost with the launch of a new global campaign, Zero Mothers Dieat an official high-level side event held during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Zambia: Curb High Teen Pregnancies

LUSAKA, 18 September 2014 (The Times) - Statistics for 2013 showing that 12,500 pregnancies were recorded at primary school level while another 2,428 in secondary schools, as announced by the Ministry of Education, are not only shocking but a choking problem on efforts to educate the girl-child.

 

South Africa: HIV and AIDS Communications Strategy for Youth On the Cards

HARARE, 18 September 2014 (Pretoria) - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says there is a plan to develop a comprehensive communications strategy to address the prevalence HIV and AIDS among young men and women.

 

Zimbabwe: Govt Fills MSF Funding Vacuum

HARARE, 18 September 2014 (Herald) - Government has taken over the funding of HIV and Aids programmes in Beitbridge District after Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), a local non-governmental organisation, was chased away for allegedly meddling in local politics.

 

Africa: Criminalising HIV Will Stop People Knowing Their Status

16 September 2014 (allAfrica) - Criminalising HIV transmission will not help halt the spread of HIV - instead it will stop people from getting tested and increase the risk of further transmissions.

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