Uganda’s new sex education framework will do more harm than good

Posted on July 4, 2018 at 11:41 am

Uganda has launched its first ever guideline on sex education. The National Sexuality Education Framework 2018 aims to provide a formal, national direction for sex education within Uganda’s schools, ensuring that all programmes adhere to the same approach. The problem ...

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Quality improvement as a framework for behavior change interventions in HIV-predisposed communities: a case of adolescent girls and young women in northern Uganda

Posted on June 7, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Despite the conventional approaches to HIV prevention being the bedrock for early reductions in HIV infections in Uganda, innovations that demonstrate reduction in risk to infection in vulnerable populations need to be embraced urgently. In the past 2 years, a USAID-funded ...

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Ghana: Fighting HIV/Aids – A Test Case for Ghana Beyond Aid

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 10:47 am

Since the Human Immune Virus and the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome HIV/AIDS, were first reported in the country in 1986, the fight to control and contain it has not been easy. It may be impossible to count the number of ...

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Spending on health and HIV/AIDS: domestic health spending and development assistance in 188 countries, 1995–2015

Posted on April 30, 2018 at 2:08 pm

Comparable estimates of health spending are crucial for the assessment of health systems and to optimally deploy health resources. The methods used to track health spending continue to evolve, but little is known about the distribution of spending across diseases. ...

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Senegal’s innovative approach to prostitution

Posted on April 25, 2018 at 12:45 pm

VIOLENCE against women, anti-prostitution laws and poor health-care systems all make sub-Saharan Africa an appalling place to be a sex worker. Criminalised by many African states and exploited by corrupt officials, many women are forced into the world of organised ...

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The cost‐effectiveness of multi‐purpose HIV and pregnancy prevention technologies in South Africa

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Introduction A number of antiretroviral HIV prevention products are efficacious in preventing HIV infection. However, the sexual and reproductive health needs of many women extend beyond HIV prevention, and research is ongoing to develop multi‐purpose prevention technologies (MPTs) that offer ...

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New Publication: Getting on Track in Agenda 2030

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 12:58 pm

A new report released today by the Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF) in collaboration with the Global Platform to Fast Track the Human Rights and HIV Responses with Gay and Bisexual Men and the Free Space Process argues for consistent ...

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Consolidated guideline on sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV

Posted on April 4, 2018 at 2:25 pm

HIV is not only driven by gender inequality, but it also entrenches gender inequality, leaving women more vulnerable to its impact. Providing sexual and reproductive health interventions for women living with HIV that are grounded in principles of gender equality ...

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Where have all the children gone? High HIV prevalence in infants attending nutrition and inpatient entry points

Posted on April 4, 2018 at 1:42 pm

Despite notable progress towards PMTCT, only 50% of HIV‐exposed infants in sub‐Saharan Africa were tested within the first 2 months of life and only 30% of HIV‐infected infants are on antiretroviral treatment. This study assessed HIV prevalence in infants and children ...

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No More Broken Promises: Challenges and Opportunities for Key Populations in Demanding More Transparency, Accountability, and Participation in the Global Response Against the HIV and AIDS Epidemic

Posted on December 11, 2017 at 9:34 am

Abstract The global fight against HIV/AIDS continues to pose challenges: infection rates are on the rise in many settings, stigma and discrimination remain rampant, and the global response is under increasing financial pressure. There is a high risk of losing ...

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