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Africa: New Partnership to Respond to HIV and Health in Fragile States

14 May 2014 (allAfrica) - More than a half of people living with HIV live in fragile states. These countries account for half of all under-five deaths and one-third of maternal deaths. A fragile state is one where we have a fundamental failure of the state to perform functions necessary to meet the basic needs and expectations of its citizens. The International HIV/AIDS Alliance and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have embarked on a new partnership to build community capacity in fragile states to respond to HIV and wider health issues.

UNAIDS Appoints Jonathan As 'Face of Protect the Goal'

ABUJA, 13 May 2014 (allAfrica) - The UNAIDS on Monday appointed President Goodluck Jonathan as Face of Protect the Goal, a global initiative to use football to reinforce messages on HIV prevention and treatment.

South Africa: Mothers Day Treat for Pregnant Women

CAPE TOWN, 12 May 2014 (allAfrica) - Starting from Mothers Day on 11 May, pregnant women in the Western Cape are being given a little book to answer all their questions thanks to the provincial department of health and the Perinatal Mental Health Project (PMHP).

Making a mark: SAfAIDS taking Adolescents, Sexual and Reproductive Health information to young people in Swaziland

MBABANE, (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - On the 6th of May, The Royal Service Convention Centre was filled to the brim by young people to learn more about the significance of condom usage in readiness to join the condom revolution and take the message back to their peers in the community.

WHO: Maternal mortality Factsheet

GENEVA, 9 May 2014 (WHO) - Maternal mortality is unacceptably high. About 800 women die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related complications around the world every day. In 2013, 289 000 women died during and following pregnancy and childbirth. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low-resource settings, and most could have been prevented.

Health Experts Call for Integrated Approach to HIV and TB in Zimbabwe

HARARE, 08 May 2014 (allAfrica) - Zimbabwe is facing challenges in eliminating tuberculosis (TB) say health experts, who are calling for much greater integration of HIV and TB programmes within the healthcare system.

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