Tanzania: Where HIV/Aids Committees Refused to Die

[Daily News] Mwajuma Farijala, a woman who exudes confidence, was the winner in women role model category of an annual competition involving Village Multisectoral HIV/AIDS Committees (VMAC's) in Pangani District.
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[Monitor] Two men have sued Marie Stopes Uganda, a non-government organisation that offers reproductive health services, for allegedly distributing defective Life Guard condoms which they claim they used and contracted sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
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[Observer] Two individuals, Joseph Kintu and Sulaiman Balinya, have sued Marie Stopes Uganda for negligence after they used defective Lifeguard condoms that burst during sex, leading to the contraction of HIV/Aids.
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[Daily Maverick] On 24 February, the Commission for Gender Equality launched its investigative report on forced sterilisation of women at KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng hospitals. Among numerous horrendous revelations, the report brought to light inadequacies in the country's healthcare process to obtaining patients' consent.
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In conclusion, whenever possible, laboratory diagnosis of STI should be favored over syndromic diagnosis. PMID: 32089879 [PubMed]
Source: AIDS Research and Treatment - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: AIDS Res Treat Source Type: research
[News24Wire] The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has found that the practice of forced or coerced sterilisation for women living with HIV in South Africa's public hospitals was "cruel, torturous or inhuman and degrading treatment".
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[Daily Maverick] The Treatment Action Campaign's Vuyokazi 'Vovo' Gonyela sat down with Maverick Citizen to discuss how she got into the world of health activism, her outlook on civil society and what it takes to be an activist.
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[Zimbabwe Independent] Ten companies from the Netherlands have committed to offering financial and technical assistance to rehabilitating Chimanimani district following the damage caused by tropical cyclone Idai last year.
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[East African] About 1.3 million adults in Kenya are living with HIV/Aids, an estimated 4.9 percent of those aged between 15 to 64 years old, according to a new survey.
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[allAfrica] Cape Town -AllAfrica's Juanita Williams talked with Mark Suzman, the CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's largest philanthropy. He assumed the position this month. In this second part of the interview, he discussed how his early career as a journalist in his native South Africa influences his perspectives; about the possibilities of eliminating malaria and reducing HIV, TB and other diseases; addressing hunger and undernutrition amid the climate crisis; and the biggest challenges he faces. Part 2
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CONCLUSIONS: As PrEP is scaled up among FSWs, there is growing impetus to consider integrating family planning services with PrEP delivery in order to better meet the diverse SRHR needs of FSWs and to prevent unintended consequences. Programme monitoring combined with research can close data gaps and mobilize adequate resources to deliver comprehensive SRHR services respectful of all women's rights. PMID: 32064765 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
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