Africa’s unsung scientists finally get their own journal to spread research

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 10:35 am

A new journal to showcase Africa’s often-overlooked scientific research has been launched to give the continent’s scientists better global recognition. Scientific African will be the first “mega-journal” in Africa. It was unveiled in Kigali last week at Africa’s biggest science ...

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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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Contraception Atlas 2018: European States failing to empower citizens to plan their lives

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 8:19 am

Read the full report here: epf-contraception_atlas-v5 Access to contraception should be a key concern of governments in empowering citizens to plan their families and lives. Yet every country analysed by the 2018 Contraception Atlas needs to do more to improve ...

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Everyone Counts Report 2018

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 7:37 am

The report gathers data from 190 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies worldwide, and offers insights into humanitarian and societal trends such as spontaneous volunteering; how volunteer numbers rise and then stabilize following a major disaster, and how National ...

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Upcoming research report: youth needs in Kenya

Posted on April 11, 2018 at 8:35 am

The research and insight team at 2CV has recently conducted formative, exploratory insight for the British Council on youth’s needs in Kenya. The project aimed to include the youth voice in future-scoping, and is one of a series of Next ...

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Guttmacher – Lancet Commission on SRHR- Twitter feed launched!

Posted on April 9, 2018 at 11:44 am

On International Women’s Day 2018, the Guttmacher and the Lancet launched @SRHRCommission, a new Twitter feed for all things related to the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.   Since the Commission aims to encourage the adoption ...

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App to help women identify abusive relationships comes to Africa

Posted on April 5, 2018 at 3:41 pm

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A smartphone app to help women identify if they are in an abusive relationship and safely leave will be launched in some African countries next year, its developer said.   Myplan – an app developed ...

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The second European Chemsex Forum, recently held in Berlin, highlighted how the perspectives of activists and health professionals working on the issue have changed

Posted on April 5, 2018 at 2:28 pm

When the first forum took place two years ago in London, most of the discussion was about the drugs that gay men were taking, the impact of potent drug combinations on the body and the brain, and whether a harm ...

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Mothers too young: Understanding the patterns of child marriage, early union and teen pregnancy in Southeast Asia

Posted on April 5, 2018 at 2:05 pm

As rain patters away on a flimsy tin roof in Alieu, in the rocky highlands of Timor-Leste, baby Afeena lies sleeping. On the shanty walls, pieces of cardboard are tacked up to give warmth, while across a window a piece ...

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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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