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Achieving Medical Goals Of Sexual Health Requires Promoting Comprehensive Agenda

The Guardian: Sexual health isn’t just about health – it’s about sex too Pauline Oosterhoff, research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies “Should tax money be spent for research on pornography in Bangladesh? How about on sex worker organizations’ efforts to legalize sex work? Do humanitarians have a right…

South Africa’s Mortality Rate Dropped In 2012; TB Remained Leading Cause Of Death

Bloomberg News: South African Death Rate Fell in 2012 as TB Stays Top Killer “South Africa’s mortality rate dropped six percent in 2012 as antiretroviral therapy programs helped cut deaths of HIV-infected patients. Tuberculosis remained the leading killer. The number of deaths in the continent’s second-largest economy dropped to 480,476…

Gambian Lawmakers Pass Bill Imposing Life Imprisonment For Some Homosexual Acts

Associated Press: Gambia lawmakers pass bill to jail gays for life “Gambia’s National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, officials said Monday, potentially worsening the climate for sexual minorities in a country with one of Africa’s most vocal anti-gay leaders…” (Corey-Boulet, 9/8).

Men Must Be Involved In Women’s Maternal, Reproductive Health Care

Huffington Post: How Can Men Help Stop The Spread of HIV to Infants and Children? Barbara Bush, CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, and Brian Ssennoga, a former Global Health Corps fellow Bush interviews Ssennoga about his work as a GHC fellow in Uganda, focusing on the importance of…

Blog Post Examines UNAIDS’ ‘Fast Track’ Strategy Aimed At Ending AIDS By 2030

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: UNAIDS plan to “Fast Track” end of AIDS means prioritizing men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers, transgender people, women and girls Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for…

Contraceptive Use Low Among Adolescents, Controversial In Zimbabwe, IPS Reports

Inter Press Service: Zimbabwe’s Family Planning Dilemma “…The issue of contraceptive use remains controversial and divisive in [Zimbabwe] … While Zimbabwe has made huge gains in some areas of reproductive health, including stemming new HIV infections, according to the Health Ministry, various United Nations agencies have raised concerns about the…

Better Antenatal Care Could Avoid Unnecessary Maternal Deaths In South Africa, Report Says

News outlets report on a recently released Amnesty International report on maternal health in South Africa. The Guardian: HIV stigma causing avoidable maternal deaths in South Africa, says Amnesty “Hundreds of pregnant women and girls are dying needlessly in South Africa, partly because of well-founded fears that their HIV status…

At Global Finance Meeting, World Leaders Press For Additional, Quicker Ebola Responses

Speaking at an Ebola summit held during the annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, world leaders urged the global community to ramp up Ebola efforts in the three most-affected nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Associated Press: U.N. chief: 20 times more Ebola aid needed…

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