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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...
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, UNFPA, UNAIDS & HRP
Type: In the News
WHO, UNAIDS and UNFPA welcome the results of a large clinical research study known as the Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO) study that was conducted in four African countries and published in the Lancet today. The study compared the risk of HIV acquisition among women randomized to three highly-effective reversible contraceptive methods. The ECHO study found no...
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