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UNFPA Leader Appeals for Africa’s Renewal With Better Health, Rights for Women

KAMPALA, Uganda — UNFPA’s Executive Director, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, made a strong appeal for Africa’s renewal through the provision of reproductive health and the promotion of women’s right, at a lecture at Makerere…

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African Leaders Agree on Ways Forward on Maternal and Child Health

KAMPALA, Uganda — The high-level debate which opened in Kampala, Uganda, yesterday on “Promoting Maternal, Infant and Child Health and Development in Africa, ended this evening with an agreement by Africa’s leaders on…

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Africa Union Summit: Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths - Still a Lot to Do

KAMPALA, Uganda — The 15th ordinary session of the Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government opened this morning with a call from leaders to develop the drivers of economic growth so that in turn can…

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African Leaders Set to Take Major Decisions to Stem Maternal Death

KAMPALA, Uganda – African leaders began arriving the Ugandan capital yesterday for Sunday’s opening of the 15th Summit Meeting of the African Union  Heads of State and Government that is set to take far-reaching…

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Y-PEER: Media Helping Empower Young People to Protect Themselves from HIV

<p>Harnessing the power of the mass media and new technologies to reach young people with information about HIV and reproductive health was high on the agenda at the XVIII International AIDS conference yesterday…

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Tired of Running Around: Health Care Systems that Work for Women

VIENNA, Austria – “I am lucky to have found out about my HIV-positive status before I was pregnant,” said Vuyiseka Dubula, secretary-general of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in South Africa, a well-known AIDS…

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It Makes Business Sense for the Private Sector to Invest in Maternal Health

KAMPALA, Uganda  -- Creating new business opportunities in the aftermath of the global economic financial crisis was the title and ambitious expectation of a two-day event, held from 22 to 23 July, organized by the…

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Stories of Mothers Saved: African Mothers sending messages to Heads of States

It is no secret that in Africa, complications during pregnancy and childbirth are one of the leading causes of death for women of childbearing age. An unacceptable number of women die in pregnancy and childbirth each…

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AIDS Prevention: Love Smart, Play Safe

VIENNA, Austria — When Omar, an 18 year-old Moroccan college student, fell in love with his classmate Salma, he felt nervous about broaching the use of condoms with her.

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