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PAPWC calls for the African Union to find African solutions to African problems:- International Women’s Day and Month 2015.
The International Women’s Day Theme “Make it happen; encouraging effective action for advancing and recognizing women” could not have come at a better time than this. According to the UNAIDS 2013 Epidemiological report in Sub Saharan Africa. The world statistics show that 50% of HIV infections are in Africa among African women and concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa. There is ongoing stigma and discrimination against women and girls living with HIV, including within families and communities and the health sector.
NEW YORK, 17 March 2015 (UNWomen) The year 2015 marks a significant milestone – the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – which will be the focus of the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59).
NEW YORK, 16 March 2015 (UNAIDS) - At the fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, being held in New York, United States of America, a Kenyan campaign to stop new HIV infections among children has been highlighted as an example of what committed political leadership can achieve in improving women’s access to health care.
HARARE, 13 March 2015 (allAfrica) - Zimbabwean scientists, in collaboration with a global consortium of researchers, are preparing to conduct the country's first ever HIV vaccine trial as part of the global effort to find a lasting solution to the spread of HIV.
The month of March - world attention is on the struggles and achievements made by women as we commemorate International Women’s Day. The Organisation for Public Health Interventions and Development (OPHID) joins the world in Commemorating IWD under the theme: Make It Happen: In Health. As an HIV Care and Treatment organisation, OPHID is concerned about the health and wellbeing of adolescent girls and young women.
11 March 2015 (allAfrica) - This year, the world will gain a new set of sustainable development goals, but can these goals help cut HIV infections - especially among the most marginalised communities?