A pilot study on the functional performance and acceptability of an innovative female condom (Wondaleaf®) in Malaysia

Posted on August 15, 2018 at 4:19 pm

Background Female condom (FC) has been available for over 30 years, but it still lacks wide acceptability. To overcome misdirection and invagination occurring in FC and to provide a wider area of protection, Wondaleaf®(WL), a new-generation adhesive FC, was recently ...

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Argentina: no turning back

Posted on August 13, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Argentina’s Senate voted last night – after a 15-hour “debate”, during which the room was mostly empty of Senators – to reject a bill on abortion passed by the House of Deputies in June. The tone and level ...

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SPEEK: effect evaluation of a Ghanaian school-based and peer-led sexual education programme

Posted on August 9, 2018 at 4:02 pm

Abstract In sub-Saharan Africa, theory and evidenced-based interventions that are systematically designed and using sound evaluation methods to report on effectiveness are limited. A sex education programme called SPEEK was developed, implemented and evaluated in Ghana using the Intervention Mapping ...

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Educating Girls, The Only Road To Achieve the SDGs

Posted on August 8, 2018 at 4:25 pm

More girls in rural Bihar, India are going to school after mini-grid-powered household lights give mothers and children two extra hours of evening work and study time. Experts say that when girls receive prolonged education this reduces HIV prevalence, child ...

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Hidden violence is silent rape: sexual and gender-based violence in refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in Belgium and the Netherlands

Posted on August 7, 2018 at 8:39 am

Although women, young people and refugees are vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) worldwide, little evidence exists concerning SGBV against refugees in Europe. Using community-based participatory research, 223 in-depth interviews were conducted with refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants ...

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Gender Based Violence Programming in Contexts Affected by Violence and Conflict

Posted on August 6, 2018 at 3:44 pm

This paper is intended as a resource for programme staff, in Christian Aid and elsewhere, who are designing and implementing interventions to address Gender Based Violence (GBV) in contexts affected by violence and conflict. It draws on analysis of existing ...

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Development policy and funding for gender equality and women’s empowerment across 14 donors

Posted on August 2, 2018 at 3:45 pm

This Highlight Story looks at 14 OECD DAC donors and analyzes their strategic priorities and funding in support of gender equality and women’s empowerment. The 14 donors covered are: Australia, Canada, EU institutions, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, South ...

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Updated recommendations on first-line and second-line antiretroviral regimens and post-exposure prophylaxis and recommendations on early infant diagnosis of HIV

Posted on August 1, 2018 at 3:08 pm

 Since 2016, WHO has recommended tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) + lamivudine (3TC) (or emtricitabine, FTC) + efavirenz (EFV) 600 mg as the preferred firstline antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen for adults and adolescents. WHO recommended dolutegravir (DTG) as an alternative option ...

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Nieuw fonds voor onderzoek naar genezing hiv

Posted on July 31, 2018 at 1:45 pm

Aidsfonds en de Nederlandse overheidsorganisatie Health~Holland bundelen krachten en richten gezamenlijk een nieuw wetenschappelijk fonds op. Dit maken we vandaag bekend op de vooravond van de internationale aidsconferentie AIDS 2018, in Amsterdam. Het fonds wil nadrukkelijk vervolgonderzoek naar de genezing ...

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Session Summaries from AIDS 2018 on Treatments and Cures

Posted on July 31, 2018 at 1:27 pm

From conception to delivery: The vaccine discovery pipeline SESSION SUMMARY This session highlighted research focused on both the development of new vaccine strategies and results from current vaccine trials. The first three presenters provided data on new mechanisms for eliciting ...

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