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Africa: Researchers Work On Smartphone APP That Can Detect HIV and Syphilis

11 March 2015 (allAfrica) - The smart phone's convenience goes beyond providing access to health information, shopping offers and geographical maps. A study cited in The Economist shows that users can now use phones for diagnosis.

International Women’s Day: Ten top issues for women's health

GENEVA, 10 March (WHO) – International Women’s Day – is a day to celebrate women and their achievements. It is also a day to take stock of how women’s rights, especially the right to health, are fulfilled in the world. Twenty years after countries signed pledges in the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action, women still face many health problems and we must re-commit to addressing them.

Empowering women is critical to ending the AIDS epidemic

GENEVA, 8 March 2015 (UNAIDS)  - As we celebrate International Women’s Day, world leaders and civil society are gathering in New York to take part in the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. There, they will review the progress made since the adoption 20 years ago of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which set ambitious targets designed to improve the lives of women around the world. 

SAfAIDS Statement on International Women’s Day

March is Women’s Month. SAfAIDS joins the world in commemorating the International Women’s Day, which every year falls on the 8th March. Running with the theme, “Make It Happen”, the message focuses on the need to keep encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women worldwide.

HIV and humanitarian emergencies

GENEVA, 5 March 2015 (UNAIDS) - Addressing the needs of the millions of people around the world affected by humanitarian emergencies will be critical to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, top experts agreed at a meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 3 March.

Zimbabwe: Don't Feed Chickens With ARVs, Warns NAC

HARARE, 5 March 2015 (Herald) - The National AIDS Council has warned poultry farmers against using anti-retroviral drugs to fast-track the growth of their chickens as doing so has a long term effects on consumers. Investigations have shown that several small-scale poultry producers in the country are mixing ARVs and chicken feed to fast-track the growth of the birds for quick sale.

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