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New African center to tackle infectious diseases

Spurred on by the recent Ebola outbreak, an African Center for Disease Control and Prevention is being established this year to effectively respond to major epidemics. more
May 19, 2015 Filed under HIV prevention and treatment 0 Comments

Homophobic violence hinders HIV response in Kenya

As the world embarks on an ambitious strategy to end AIDS by 2030, failure to protect the sexual and human rights of sexual minorities is putting this goal and many lives at risk. more
May 17, 2015 Filed under HIV and human rights 0 Comments

Video: campaign for medical outreach to school for the deaf

In Imo State, Nigeria, a local organisation is campaigning for funds to bring a free medical mission to a school for the deaf, to provide eye screenings as well as sexual health information. more
May 15, 2015 Filed under HIV, children and young people 0 Comments

Hope for women in the fight against HIV

Two studies involving women in South Africa, Malawi, Uganda, Rwanda and Zimbabwe are exploring the use of a vaginal ring that delivers antiretroviral drugs, to see if it can prevent transmission of HIV. more
May 8, 2015 Filed under HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights 0 Comments

Key Correspondent receives Malawi media award

Key Correspondent Owen Nyaka has been awarded ‘Best Paediatric and HIV Journalist of the Year’ by the Malawi Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA). more
May 6, 2015 Filed under HIV, children and young people 1 Comments

Health minister: HIV response can help tackle malaria in Southern Africa

Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane, Swaziland’s minister of health and social welfare, has called for lessons learned from the HIV response in Southern Africa to be applied to the response to malaria. more
May 1, 2015 Filed under HIV and wider development issues 0 Comments

Zambia: traditional tales support sex education

A new book, published by Zambia’s National Museums Board, uses traditional stories and indigenous knowledge to educate young people about HIV and AIDS. more
April 27, 2015 Filed under HIV, children and young people 0 Comments

Thousands of students reached with life-saving HIV information

TemariNet, a higher education project, is tackling HIV and unintended pregnancy in universities and colleges across Ethiopia. more
April 15, 2015 Filed under HIV, children and young people 0 Comments