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Zimbabwe: Women Members of Parliament in cervical cancer drive

HARARE, 11 March 2014 (H-Metro) - Population Services International (PSI) in partnership with women parliamentarians has embarked on a cervical cancer drive. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer among women in Zimbabwe. PSI last week engaged the female Members of Parliament where medical experts educated them on cervical cancer so they can cascade the programme to their constituencies.

UNAIDS Rep in Support of Eliminating HIV/AIDS

DAR ES SALAAM, 10 March 2014 (allAfrica) - The end of AIDS infections is possible in the country if there will be more dialogue and people involvement, the UNAIDS Country Coordinator, Dr Patrick Brenny has said.

Equality for Women is Progress for All


8 March 2014, Today we join the people of the world in celebration of the progress made for women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality. We also acknowledge that progress has been slow, uneven and in some cases women girls face new and more complex challenges.

Message from SAfAIDS Executive Director Lois Chingandu on International Women’s Day

International Women’s day on the 8th March offered a time for reflection on the lives of African women and the plight for gender equality and women empowerment. As Gloria Steinem put it “The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights."

South Africa: Cabinet Welcomes Discovery of Potent HIV Antibodies

PRETORIA, 7 March 2014 (allAfrica) -  Cabinet has welcomed the announcement made by the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) Consortium on the discovery of potent new HIV antibodies that could neutralise and kill multiple strains of HIV.

Sexual and Reproductive Health is a Fundamental Human Right

GENEVA, 5 March 2014  (UNITED NATIONS) -  Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin addressed the 25th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council where he emphasized that sexual and reproductive health is a fundamental human right and that empowering women and girls is one of the most reliable pathways to improved well-being for all.

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