Time to “Drop the Knife” for FMG in The Gambia
Circumcisers in the Gambia publicly declaring that they have abandoned the practice of FGM. Credit: Saikou Jammeh/IPSBy Saikou JammehBANJUL, Jul 13 2014 (IPS) Women’s rights activists in the Gambia are insisting that more than 30 years of campaigning to raise awareness should be sufficient to move the government to outlaw female genital mutilation (FMG). The practice remains widespread in this tiny West African country of 1.8 million people, but rights activists believe that their campaign has now reached the tipping point. Two years ago, GAMCOTRAP, an apolitical non-governmental organisation (NGO) committed to the promotion and protection of women and girl children’s political, social, sexual, reproductive health and educational rights in The Gambia, and one of the groups behind the anti-FGM campaign, sponsored a draft bill which has been subjected to wide stakeholder consultations. Several previous attempts to legislate against FGM have failed, with no fewer than three pro-women laws having had clauses on FGM removed from draft bills. But activists now appear determined to make the final push and hope that when introduced this time round, the bill will go through.“We’ve caused lots of suffering to our women ... if my grandparents had known what I know today, they would not have circumcised anyone. Ignorance was the problem” – former circumciser Babung Sidibeh The time has now come for final action, says Amie Bensouda, legal consultant for...
ConclusionSeveral contextual factors encourage home births among women in the Krachi Nchumuru District, Ghana. There is, therefore, the need to increase health facilities and personnel to provide skilled delivery care and improve the transportation infrastructure in the district.
[WHO] Over the years, HIV control strategies and approaches in Zimbabwe have evolved to address the changes in the epidemic and according to new evidence. Due to this evolution, the country has ended up with many vertical sub-programs under the HIV program including Care and treatment, HIV Testing Services, Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) among others. Until now, each of these programs has had separate plann
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Publication date: October 2019Source: European Urology Supplements, Volume 18, Issue 9Author(s): M. Balzarro, E. Rubilotta, V. Mancini, A. Pastore, A. Soldano, N. Trabacchin, F. Migliorini, L. Cormio, A. Carbone, G. Carrieri, R. Baldassarre
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[WHO] The HIV epidemic in Zimbabwe has evolved over the years. The overall HIV prevalence for adults aged 15-49 has fallen to 14.0% in 2016, from 18.1% in 2005 (source: Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey). Over the years the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) with the support of its partners has implemented multiple interventions including HIV Testing Services, Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision, Pre-Exposure prophylaxis for HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Elimination of Mother to Child Transmi
Publication date: October 2019Source: The Lancet HIV, Volume 6, Issue 10Author(s): Omar Galárraga, Sandra G Sosa-RubíSummaryNew and innovative approaches are needed to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV in low-income and middle-income countries. Several trials use conditional economic incentives (CEIs) to improve HIV outcomes. Most CEI interventions use a traditional economic theory approach, although some interventions incorporate behavioural economics, which combines traditional economics with insights from psychology. Incentive interventions that are appropriately implemented can incre...
This article provides an update on surgical indications of intestinal vaginoplast y, operative technique, perioperative care, and short- and long-term postoperative issues. A review of recent literature is performed.”
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