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3.4 Million Nigerians Infected With HIV/AIDS in 2014 - UN

ABUJA, 12 September 2015 (allAfrica) - The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) yesterday reiterated that Nigeria carries the second highest HIV/AIDS burden in the world with 3.4 million Nigerians living with the disease in 2014.The figure represents 4.1 national prevalence rate.

Malawi: UNAIDS Commends Malawi On Sexual Health Services - 'Fpam Facilities Impressive'

LILONGWE, 11 September 2015 (allAfrica) - The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has commended Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM), for providing sexual and reproductive health services to young people in the country.

Rwanda: Activists Call for Respect of Rights in HIV/AIDS Fight

KIGALI, 10 September 2015 (allAfrica) - AIDS activists have urged institutions to promote respect for human rights in the fight against the virus. The activists made the remarks during a one-day conference on HIV and human rights in Remera.

Child mortality rates plunge by more than half since 1990 but global MDG target missed by wide margin

GENEVA , 9 SEPTEMBER 2015 (UNICEF) - Child mortality rates have plummeted to less than half of what they were in 1990, according to a new report released today. Under-five deaths have dropped from 12.7 million per year in 1990 to 5.9 million in 2015. This is the first year the figure has gone below the 6 million mark.

SAfAIDS, Sonke Gender Justice and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida (represented by the Embassy of Sweden in Harare) sign agreement to address gender equality in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe is a mainly patriarchal society in which boys and girls are taught from early childhood to internalize societal messages about how males and females are expected to behave, who makes decisions, and where power dynamics lie. These behaviors have contributed to reinforcing unequal gender roles and responsibilities that can culminate into behaviors that promote risk to HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Such norms among young men and boys include early sexual activity, multiple sexual partners and sexual dominance that increase vulnerability to contracting and spreading HIV.

Zimbabwe welcomes Africa for an AIDS free Africa

HARARE, 31 August 2015 - The biggest AIDS conference in Africa, the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) is coming to Zimbabwe in December, and preparations are at an advanced stage.

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