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Young people must lead community family planning efforts

Read about the consensus arrived at during a family planning conference regarding young people and their sexuality. more
February 4, 2016 Filed under HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights 0 Comments

Indonesian youth advocate for family planning but are denied rights

Young Indonesians’ sexual and reproductive rights are denied as government blocks access to condoms. more
January 27, 2016 Filed under HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights 0 Comments

Lessons on midwifery from Indonesia

Increasing access to trained birth attendants is vital to respond to high maternal and infant mortality rates in developing countries, something Indonesia is working hard to address. more
January 27, 2016 Filed under HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights 0 Comments

Youth voices stand out as family planning conference roars to life

The International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) has kicked off on a high note in Indonesia with strong calls from young people to have more control over their sexual and reproductive health. more
January 25, 2016 Filed under HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights 2 Comments

Harmful cultural practices resurface and threaten Malawi’s HIV response

Practices that had disappeared such as ‘fish for sex’ are resurfacing, alarming those working on the HIV response. more
January 14, 2016 Filed under HIV and human rights 0 Comments

Ethiopia in “strong position” to end AIDS by 2030

Ethiopia plans to prevent more than half a million AIDS-related deaths and prevent up to 80,000 new HIV infections by 2020, according to the Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office. more
January 4, 2016 Filed under HIV prevention and treatment 1 Comments

UK Labour MP learns from community response to HIV in Uganda

Last month, Diane Abbott, an MP from the UK’s Labour Party and the shadow secretary of state for international development, visited Uganda to find out how the country is tackling HIV. more
December 22, 2015 Filed under HIV and the key players 0 Comments

Zimbabwe: first free 24-hour clinic for survivors of sexual violence

Dr Prosper Chonzi, director of health services, Harare City Council, knows the problem of sexual violence is serious, and that people – especially women and girls – need help. more
December 11, 2015 Filed under HIV prevention and treatment 0 Comments