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Investing In Adolescent Health Could Help Africa’s Youth Reach Potential

FIGO: Empowering Africa’s young women Jennifer Crago, director of communications, advocacy, and publications at FIGO, discusses the importance of investing in adolescent health in Africa. Crago writes, “Young people are sub-Saharan Africa’s greatest asset, but it is only through investing in their lives, including in their sexual and reproductive health…

Stigma, Discrimination Remain Challenges To Progress On HIV/AIDS, IntraHealth Manager Says

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: One Major Reason the AIDS Epidemic Isn’t Going Away Lindsey Freeze, brand and creative services manager at IntraHealth International, discusses the challenges of stigma and discrimination in efforts to make progress on HIV/AIDS. Freeze writes, “Investing in strategies to eliminate institutional practices that cause shame, fear, and…

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Advocates Welcome Somalia’s Move To Prosecute FGM Case

The Guardian: Death of 10-year-old girl prompts first FGM prosecution in Somalia’s history “Somalia’s attorney general has announced the nation’s first prosecution for female genital mutilation after a 10-year-old girl bled to death following a traditional cutting last week. The announcement has been described as a ‘defining moment’ in a…

Somalia Attorney General To Investigate, Prosecute Those Responsible For 10-Year-Old Girl’s Death Following FGM

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Somalia announces first prosecution for female genital mutilation “Somalia’s Attorney General Ahmed Ali Dahir announced on Wednesday the country’s first ever prosecution against female genital mutilation (FGM) following the death of a 10-year-old girl, an adviser to the government said. Ifrah Ahmed, who advises Somalia on gender…

Media Outlets Report On Protest At AIDS 2018 Opening; U.N. Agencies Call For More Political Commitment To Improve HIV Prevention, Especially Among Teen Girls

Devex: UNAIDS chief confronted by anti-harassment protestors on stage in Amsterdam “Campaigners hijacked the opening of the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam to protest the presence of Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé, who they accused of being ‘an enabler and protector of sexual harassment.’…

IntraHealth Southern Africa Director Discusses HIV-Related Health, Social Challenges Of Adolescent Women In Namibia

IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: Twelve Years Later, HIV in Namibia Looks Very Different Kate Stratten, director for Southern Africa Programs at IntraHealth International, discusses the HIV-related health and social challenges adolescent girls and young women face in Namibia. Stratten writes, “[W]hile numbers, targets, and results are important, they cannot take priority…

Blogs, U.N. Agencies Discuss Various Issues, Release Reports At AIDS 2018

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: AIDS 2018: Series of community-wide HIV household surveys have shown directions, possibilities, PEPFAR leader says (Barton, 7/23). IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: This Tanzanian Couple Plans Together, Dreams Together, and Fights HIV Transmission Together (Mndeme/Bales, 7/23). ONE Blog: This just in: AIDS is still a crisis (Ottenhoff, 7/24). UNAIDS:…

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