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Kenya commits to improving maternal and child health

HIV positive mother with her baby

3 February, 2014

The ‘Beyond Zero Campaign’ has been launched in Kenya by First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta, to ensure prenatal and postnatal medical treatment is available to women and children.


Ukraine: Changes to legislation threaten HIV response

Clean syringes

28 January, 2014

In response to ongoing anti-government protests, controversial laws are being introduced in the Ukraine, which restrict access to overseas funding. The potential damage of this new legislation is huge as many civil society groups and organisations responding to HIV and AIDS may no longer be able to operate.


New study highlights link between intimate partner violence and HIV

Woman in Papua New Guinea

24 January, 2014

A new US study has highlighted the inextricable link between intimate partner violence (IPV) and increased risk of HIV infection.


Health activists condemn Big Pharma move to block South Africa IPR policy

AIDS activists at a rally organised by South Africa's Treatment Action Campaign

17 January, 2014

The South African Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, and health activists around the world have today condemned Big Pharma companies for conspiring to covertly block legislation that would limit access to affordable medicines for the country.


Sri Lanka: Number of young people living with HIV increasing

School children in Sri Lanka

13 January, 2014

Sharp increase in the number of young people living with HIV in Sri Lanka between 2009 and 2013 makes this group a key affected population.