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Kenya commits to improving maternal and child health
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
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
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
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
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.
Malawi: Social contacts critical for identifying new HIV diagnoses
6 January, 2014
People recently diagnosed with HIV were three times more likely to refer someone who will test positive for HIV, compared to the general population in Malawi.
Uganda: Anti-homosexuality bill to further restrict rights of LGBT community
20 December, 2013
The Ugandan Parliament has today passed the long-debated ‘anti-homosexuality’ bill, which will criminalise same-sex relations with a punishment of up to life imprisonment.
UNAIDS call for repeal of laws criminalising same sex relations
13 December, 2013
UNAIDS call on countries around the world to repeal laws criminalising ‘adult consensual same sex sexual contact’. This comes at a crucial time as the Supreme Court of India reinstates a law criminalising consensual sex between adults of the same gender.