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South Africa: One-Stop Post-Rape Care

Buyisiwe, 29, slumps on a green couch in her father’s sitting room in a run-down neighbourhood in Tembisa, a sprawling township north of Johannesburg.

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Documentary Explores Preference for Sons in India

Some 700 thousand girls a year are estimated to be ‘missing’ in India as a result of illegal sex determination and consequent elimination.

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Dancing for Life in Mexico City

It’s not a musical – it’s real life. But suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, dozens of young people on busy street corner break into song and dance.

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UNAIDS Report Shows that Concerted Efforts are Making a Difference, but More Progress is Needed

The 2008 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic has more positive news than any prior reports, Dr. Peter Piot, Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS told a press conference today.

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Goodwill Ambassador Catarina Furtado Lays the Foundation for Improved Maternal Health in Guinea-Bissau

Dressed in jeans and a t-shirt, one of Portugal’s best-known actresses and television personalities laid the first brick for the construction of a maternity surgical unit in this dusty town in eastern Guinea-Bissau.

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Embracing the Challenge of Good Data Collection in Post-Conflict Liberia

Dr. Geetor Saydee’s legs were tired, his brow drenched in sweat. He’d been walking for several hours through the dusty streets of Lofa, a county in Liberia’s northern region, to assess the status of the public…

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Mobile Clinics Bring Life-saving Care to Myanmar Women

YANGON, Myanmar— Survivors of the Myanmar disaster have proven remarkably resilient, but there is still a critical need for aid. And in the affected areas, it is apparent that women urgently require reproductive health…

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In Times of Crisis, a Minimum Initial Package of Services Yields Maximum Reproductive Health Benefits

KAMPAL, Uganda --- In an instant, the life and well-being of an entire population can be threatened by a cyclone, a tsunami or the eruption of political violence. In the event of a crisis, immediate and appropriate…

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Young People from Liberia Raise their Voices Against Violence

KAMPALA, Uganda --- Woloquoi Davis was just seven years old when the conflict in Liberia broke out. Rebels slaughtered his uncle and grand uncle before his very eyes. Forced to flee for his life, along with his few…

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