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Malawi: Male Involvement in Maternal and Reproductive Health Vital in Safe Motherhood Promotion

NTCHEU, 4 March 2014 (allAfrica)  — Senior Chief Makwangwala of Ntcheu has described the involvement of males in maternal and reproductive health as an important intervention in the promotion of safe motherhood.

Scientists Explore HIV Vaccine

JOHANNESBURG – 3 March 2014 (allAfrica) - A method for developing antibodies with the ability to kill multiple strains of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was announced on Monday by South African scientists working with US researchers.

Zero Discrimination Day to be celebrated 1 March 2014

GENEVA, 28 February 2014 - UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé launched the Zero Discrimination Day on 27 February with a major event in Beijing, China supported by the China Red Ribbon Foundation, Hanergy Holding Group, Chinese government, civil society and celebrities. Similar events are planned for the days leading up to 1 March 2014 in countries around the world. Zero Discrimination Day is a call to people everywhere to promote and celebrate everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity—no matter what they look like, where they come from or whom they love. The symbol for Zero Discrimination is the butterfly, widely recognized as a sign of transformation.

Lack of Skilled Help During Childbirth in Rural and Poor Areas Jeopardise Thousands of Mothers and Babies' Lives in Sub-Saharan Africa

AFRICA, 26 February 2014 (allAfrica) - Each year 40 million women across the world give birth without trained help, according to new research published by Save the Children, jeopardising millions of newborns and mothers' lives, in sub-Saharan Africa over half of women give birth without skilled help.

Lesotho achieves sustainable financing for procurement of TB drugs

MASERU, 20 February 2014 (StopTB)  - Lesotho has become one of the first Low Middle Income Countries from the African region to be able to make a transition into self-financing, for the procurement of adult first line drugs for tuberculosis without further dependence on a grant from the Global Drug Facility.

SA Makes Inroads in Tackling HIV/AIDS

CAPE TOWN, 19 February 2014 (allAfrica) - Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says when he took office in 2009, HIV and AIDS had changed the face of the country and had been placed at the top of the list of the burden of non-communicable diseases in South Africa by Lancet.

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