HIV and sexual and reproductive health rights, and maternal, newborn and child health
Key Correspondents report stories that highlight the link between HIV and both sexual and reproductive health and rights, and maternal, newborn and child health. They do this by documenting stories relating to family planning, discordant couples (where one partner is HIV positive and the other is not), parent to child transmission and antenatal care.
The government of Zimbabwe is developing a national multimedia strategy to harmonise messages on preventing gender based violence, family planning, cervical cancer screening and HIV prevention. This effort is being supported by the United Nations Population Fund and civil society … more
How one group of widows living with HIV is defying the odds to gainfully live their lives more
Uganda has joined other countries like Swaziland, Ghana, and Sierra Leone among others, and launched a new national framework to eliminate new HIV infections among children by 2016.
Stigma is undermining uptake of paediatric HIV prevention and AIDS treatment services in Uganda. more
A virtual discussion to explore how to improve male involvement in the elimination of mother to child transmission (eMTCT) has begun in Zimbabwe this week and will run until 30 April. more
HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age in Uganda. It is estimated that nearly 1.4 million Uganda are living with HIV and each year 98,000 pregnant women are at risk of transmitting HIV to their babies
Uganda has adopted a new policy called Option B+ for the elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV (EMTCT). According to the Ministry Of Health the new policy guidelines focus not only on eliminating HIV transmission mother to child, … more
Officially, traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in Uganda are not allowed to carry out deliveries. Instead, they are supposed to direct all expectant mothers to formal health facilities. The official line from the government of Uganda is that TBAs should not … more