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GENEVA, 7 May 2014 (allAfrica) - New United Nations* data show a 45% reduction in maternal deaths since 1990. An estimated 289 000 women died in 2013 due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth, down from 523 000 in 1990.
ABUJA, 6 May 2014 (allAfrica) - Nigeria's new National HIV/AIDS Prevention Plan has stipulated HIV test before marriage in both Christian and Muslim religions.
LILONGWE, 6 May 2014 (allAfrica) - Minister of Industry and Trade Sosten Gwengwe, who is also People's Party Presidential running mate, has described the establishment of the National Association of Young People Living with HIV in Malawi as an indication of government's commitment towards the fight against HIV and AIDS.
NAIROBI, 5 May 2014 (allAfrica) - A controversial new marriage bill legalising polygamy in Kenya has triggered outrage, with HIV activists claiming it may increase HIV infections among married couples. This, activists warn, may thwart the government's promise to reach zero new HIV infections by 2015.
Boksburg Communiqué on the Tweet@ble Regional Policy Dialogue on Integrated SRHR and HIV Services for Key Populations in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA)
We, the delegates to the Regional Policy Dialogue on Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV Services for Key Populations in ESA, including His Excellency the former president of the Republic of Mozambique, Joaquim Chissano, former heads of state and governments from ESA, the African Union Commission, national AIDS co-ordinating agencies, international co-operating partners, the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS, development partners and key populations, gathered in Boksburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.
HARARE, 16 April 2014 (Herald) - Over 20 000 people in the Midlands Province contracted Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) between January and September last year. Statistics released by the Ministry of Health and Child Care yesterday during a breakfast meeting organised by the National AIDS Council (NAC) Midlands Province showed that 20 306 STI cases were recorded between January and September with Gokwe South, Zvishavane and Vungu districts constituting over 50 percent of the recorded cases.