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Every day in developing countries, 20,000 girls below age 18 give birth. Nine in 10 of these births occur within marriage or a union. This has consequences on the health, education, employment and rights of an untold millions of girls. What are the challenges of adolescent pregnancy, and what can we do to ensure girls have a healthy and safe transition into adulthood?
GABORONE, 29 October 2013 (Sunday Standard) - Attempts by Government to stem new HIV/AIDS infections and fight homosexuality has caused a fit of anger and outrage among human rights activists and campaigners that it will lead to a new wave of homophobia, stigma and discrimination against such groups like gays, prostitutes and people living with HIV/AIDS.
LILONGWE, 29 October 2013 (allAfrica) — The High Level Task Force (HLTF) for Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV for Eastern and Southern Africa has hailed Malawians for implementing Prevention of Mother to Child (PMTC) Programme which it says has helped to reduce transfer of HIV and AIDS among young babies.
NAIROBI, 25 October 2013 (GFO) - Participants in a multilateral workshop on gender equality have chastised the Global Fund and its stakeholders for their failure to prioritise and implement programmes to support women, or to go far enough in helping to lift the barriers keeping women and girls from accessing comprehensive, quality health services.
HARARE, 24 October 2013 (Herald) - Zimbabwe could afford to provide life prolonging anti-retroviral drugs to nearly 750 000 people living with HIV and AIDS beginning next year using new World Health Organisation guidelines, National AIDS Council chief executive Dr Tapuwa Magure has said. At the moment, of the estimated 1,2 million people living with HIV, 400 000 are on ARVs.
GENEVA, 22 October 2013 (Global Fund) — In partnership with Zambia, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria signed a US$156 million grant agreement that aims to ensure a secure supply of antiretroviral medicine to all those receiving HIV treatment. The new funding will also support work that gets 225,000 more people to start treatment over the next three years.