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Tanzanian newspaper calls for end to under-age marriages

Tanzanian publication the Daily News has issued an editorial calling for under-age marriages in the country to be outlawed.The newspaper said, amid recent press reports, that more and more young girls...

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Only investment 'can remove barriers to women's health development'

Investments in women's health are crucial for humanity's future, a US congresswoman has said.Writing for The Hill, Rosa DeLauro, member of the House Appropriations Committee and ranking member of the...

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Pakistan criticised over eclampsia drug 'non-availability'

The government of Pakistan has drawn criticism for not regulating the availability of magnesium sulphate in certain provinces, despite it being a safe, cost-effective treatment for preeclampsia and...

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Nigerian Aids campaigners help bail gay rights activists

A representative from a Nigerian organisation that offers counsel for those affected by HIV and Aids has revealed it is helping bail gay rights campaigners who have been arrested because of a new...

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Efforts to tackle HIV/Aids in Burma 'undermined by law'

A law dating back to the British colonial era is significantly affecting attempts to contain HIV and Aids in Burma, according to a new report.Section 377 is a clause of the penal code that...

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South Sudan aims to eradicate fistula

The South Sudan state of Western Bahr el Ghazal has launched a campaign to tackle the problem of fistula.Health minister Isaac Clerto wants to put an end to the condition which can occur after...

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Uganda maternal mortality case adjourned

A landmark court case drawing attention to Uganda’s high maternal mortality rate has adjourned.Global news agency AFP reports that the case brought by the relatives of two women who died during...

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Maternal mortality strategy launched in Nigeria

Clinicians in Nigeria have launched a six-point approach to combat the nation’s high levels of maternal mortality.The Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) says that on its road to...

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HIV and AIDS liturgies launched in West Indies

A manual raising awareness of HIV and AIDS has been launched in the Caribbean.'Jamaica Praying' has been produced by the United Theological College of the West Indies (UTCWI) and features a series of...

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2 HIV strains now thought to have come from gorillas

A breakthrough in the origins of HIV has been made, with researchers stating that two of the four known strains of the virus came from west lowland gorillas in Cameroon.A team led by Dr Martine...

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US Planned Parenthood guide causes controversy

A US guide to planned parenthood has raised criticism by suggesting that HIV positive people do not have to disclose their status if they choose not to.Published by the International Planned...

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February 7th marked National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

This weekend (Sunday February 7th) saw the 16th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day take place in the US to raise awareness of the condition and encourage increased uptake of testing.In a...

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Contraception restrictions ‘affect 3.9 million women in England’

A new report has found that 3.9 million women in England live in areas with some form of restriction on access to contraception, either due to age or place of residency. The UK’s Advisory Group on...

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UK government to protect against pregnancy discrimination

Margot James, under secretary at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has promised the UK government will launch a consultation on how to prevent women losing their jobs after...

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Italy could be offering 'period leave'

Italy could be the first Western country to provide 'period leave' for women who suffer from painful periods. A draft law is currently being discussed by Italy's parliament that would mean employers...

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Scotland urged to make sanitary products free

A member of the Scottish Parliament is urging ministers to make sanitary products free for women who need them. Monica Lennon, Labour spokesperson for inequalities, has said that access to these items...

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HIV and AIDS liturgies launched in West Indies

A manual raising awareness of HIV and AIDS has been launched in the Caribbean.'Jamaica Praying' has been produced by the United Theological College of the West Indies (UTCWI) and features a series of...

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2 HIV strains now thought to have come from gorillas

A breakthrough in the origins of HIV has been made, with researchers stating that two of the four known strains of the virus came from west lowland gorillas in Cameroon.A team led by Dr Martine...

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US Planned Parenthood guide causes controversy

A US guide to planned parenthood has raised criticism by suggesting that HIV positive people do not have to disclose their status if they choose not to.Published by the International Planned...

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February 7th marked National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

This weekend (Sunday February 7th) saw the 16th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day take place in the US to raise awareness of the condition and encourage increased uptake of testing.In a...

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