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Date: 06/13/2019
Source: The Lancet
Type: In the News
Women represent more than half of the 37 million people worldwide currently living with HIV, most of whom reside in sub-Saharan Africa, and more than 600 000 new infections occur each year among African women. Modern contraceptive methods are used by more than 700 million women worldwide, including more than 58 million African women. Use of these methods substantially improves maternal and child...
Date: 06/13/2019
Type: In the News
Today at a satellite symposium at the South African AIDS Conference, the ECHO trial of contraceptive use and impact on HIV risk released its results. The Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes Study, or ECHO, was designed to evaluate the risk of acquiring HIV in HIV-negative women who used the copper-releasing intrauterine device (Cu-IUD), a levonorgestrel (LNG) implant (Jadelle) and...
Date: 06/13/2019
Source: WHO
Type: Press Releases
GENEVA, 13 June 2019: A large clinical research study conducted in four African countries found no significant difference in risk of HIV infection among women using one of three highly effective, reversible contraceptive methods. Published today in the Lancet, the study showed that each method had high levels of safety and effectiveness in preventing pregnancy, with all methods well-accepted by...
Date: 06/10/2019
Source: The Citizen
Type: In the News
Journalists from Tanzania and across the African continent are pushing for greater policy accountability of their governments in protecting women and girls from any and all harmful cultural practices. Indeed, some of the practices are known to have resulted in permanent injury or worse – including death! Ms Hawa Bihoga, a Dar es Salaam-based journalist, believes that several policies and related...
Date: 06/10/2019
Source: AFP
Type: In the News
Four Kenyan counties have, for the first time, established multi-agency government task forces with action plans to address their high teenage pregnancy rates. The action plans commit to leverage resources for, address policy barriers to, and enhance efficiency in providing contraceptive information and services for young people aged 10 to 19. As of June 2019, the action plans are officially...
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