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AFIDEP News June - Dec 2015

This newsletter by AFIDEP consists of several articles. The first article : Malawi President commits to championing youth development and the demographic dividend in Malawi and across Africa. The meeting and procedures discusses how Malawi can harne…

Landscape Analysis of MNCH, FP and HIV/AIDS Integration in Eastern and Southern Africa

The purpose of this study was to provide an understanding of the landscape of MNCH, FP and HIV/AIDS burden, service delivery gaps, and integration efforts to inform potential engagement and investments on integration grounded on the MNCH platform b…

Reproductive Health Challenges and Policy Issues in Bauchi State

This policy brief is based on a stakeholders’ workshop on Reproductive Health Issues and Challenges in Bauchi State. It analyzed the contemporary challenges facing reproductive health in the state and policy issues and strategies to improve the prev…

Swaziland, HIV/AIDS and the Global Fund

"The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has provided $76.2 million in much-needed financial assistance across close to 10 years to the Kingdom of Swaziland for the execution of their HIV/AIDS programs, achieving admirable results. …

The Importance of Rapid HIV testing in Africa's Resource-Constrained Settings

"This backgrounder explores the current state of research on rapid HIV testing from an African perspective. The pros and cons of different tests are presented and the discrepancy between lab results and applications in the field are shown. It offers…

Preventing Preventable Cervical Cancer in Kenya

"Cervical cancer is a prevalent yet preventable cause of death among Kenyan women. Lack of viable vaccination, screening and treatment options, combined with a high incidence of risk are the main causal factors. Subsidized vaccination programs and …

Reducing HIV Infection Rates among Young Kenyan Women

"In Kenya, HIV rates are much higher for women than for men. This gender differential is particularly pronounced for young women aged 15 to 24 years, who are four times more likely to contract HIV than young men in the same age group. Kenya’s polic…

Mainstreaming of HIV and AIDS into South African Fisheries Policy

"This study set out to investigate the impact of HIV and Aids on selected fishing communities in South Africa. The goal of the research was to assist DEAT: MCM in mainstreaming HIV/Aids into fisheries policy through ethnographic and in-depth analysi…

AIDS in Southern Africa Thoughts About its Possible Origins

"The truth about the origins of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues to be evasive. While hope is growing that the world might one day conquer this deadly virus, as evidence points to a declining trend in new infections, the question tha…

Overcoming Africa's Health Burden: Challenges and Prospects

"Africa shoulders the world’s burden of disease. It is the epicentre of the global resurgence of infectious epidemics and pandemics. Africans remain troubled by diseases like diarrhoea, measles, cholera and tuberculosis that have long been overcome …

Human Rights under Threat : Four Perspectives on HIV, AIDS and the Law in Southern Africa

"The aim of this paper is to examine the existing HIV testing and counseling policies, particularly those aimed at the routine testing of individuals attending health institutions in the SADC region, and to consider the human rights implications of …

HIV AIDS and Human Rights in South Africa

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guidelines and court cases in South Africa as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in South Africa collected the relevant document…

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Botswana

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guidelines and court cases in Botswana as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in Botswana collected the relevant documents, answe…

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Malawi

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guide-lines and court cases in Malawi as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in Malawi collected the relevant documents, answered…

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Mozambique

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guidelines and court cases in Mozambique as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in Mozambique collected the relevant documents, a…

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Namibia

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guidelines and court cases in Namibia as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in Namibia collected the relevant documents, answere…

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Zambia

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guide-lines and court cases in Zambia as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in Zambia collected the relevant documents, answered…

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Swaziland

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guidelines and court cases in Swaziland as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in Swaziland collected the relevant documents, ans…

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Zimbabwe

"This report is a summary of national HIV/AIDS policies, strategic frameworks, legislation, guidelines and court cases in Zimbabwe as they relate to HIV/AIDS and human rights. A national consultant in Zimbabwe collected the relevant documents, answe…

HIV/AIDS Sero-prevalence and Socioeconomic Status: Evidence from Uganda.

"Although Uganda reported large reductions in HIV/AIDS prevalence during the 1990s, recent evidence suggests that country’s rate of new HIV infections is on the rise. This study explores the factors that are correlated with sexual behavior and the r…

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