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Date: 08/06/2019
Source: The Body Pro
Type: In the News
A landmark study evaluating HIV risk and hormonal contraception is under fire, with critics arguing the trial was ethically flawed from the start and that its results may limit already narrow birth-control options for African women. The trial, called the Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO), was led by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV...
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: 05/21/2019
Source: GFF
Type: In the News
Following the GFF replenishment event in November 2018 that raised more than US$1 billion for the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF), the GFF announced today that 9 countries—Chad, Ghana, Mauritania, Niger, Pakistan, Somalia, Tajikistan, Zambia and Zimbabwe—will join the GFF, bringing the total number of GFF-supported countries to 36. Many Ministers of Finance...
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