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Date: 06/19/2019
Source: Pulse Nigeria
Type: In the News
The Galadima of Muri, Alhaji Abba Tukur on Sunday advocated for a law to make secondary education a mandatory requirement for marriage in Nigeria. Tukur made the call in Jalingo when officials of the State Universal Basic Education Board and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) led 100 youths they trained on “Safe and Quality Education for Every Child” to his palace on a courtesy visit....
Date: 06/19/2019
Source: Political Analysis South Africa
Type: In the News
African women need greater choices when it comes to the provision of contraceptives, a South African AIDS activist has told a panel at the ninth South African AIDS Conference in Durban. The activist, Yvette Raphael, was speaking at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban on Thursday, 13 June 2019, following the official release of the Evidence for Contraceptive Options...
Date: 06/14/2019
Source: Christian Science Monitor
Type: In the News
Feroza Mushtari was barely a teenager – just 12 or 13 years old – when a desperate knock on the front door changed her life. Darkness was falling over Kabul on that pre-winter day two decades ago when her mother answered the door. Outside was an older woman who had brought a younger relative, heavily pregnant and in need of urgent help. The archconservative Islamist Taliban then ruled Afghanistan...
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
Source: APHA, AVAC, FP2020, ICWEA, PAI and PPFA
Type: In the News
Statement on ECHO Trial Results Women and girls, no matter where they live, have the right to make their own decisions about their bodies and their sexual and reproductive health and lives. Unfortunately, in Sub-Saharan Africa, 53 million women and girls still have an unmet need for modern contraception. Women and girls in the region are also disproportionately affected by HIV, with 74% of all...
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