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Uganda: HIV Prevalence Higher in Women Than Men

According to the 2016 Uganda population HIV/Aids Impact Assessment (UPHIA) survey, the adult HIV prevalence is higher among women at 7.5 per cent compared to 4.3 per cent among men. The survey, which was conducted from August 2016 to March 2017 from 12,483 households states that it achieved very high participation rates of over 95 […]

Normalise breastfeeding in public spaces-Dr Sagoe-Moses

Dr Isabella Sagoe-Moses, the Deputy Director of Reproductive Child Health of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has called for the normalisation of breastfeeding in public spaces in the country. She has condemned the unwarranted public discrimination against breastfeeding women in public and has advised women be allowed to breastfeed freely without any discrimination. She said: […]

New cervical cancer vaccine may almost eliminate disease – Research

Cervical cancer could completely be eliminated, according to research, thanks to a new vaccine being reviewed by Australia’s Pharmaceutical Authority. A Melbourne-based study, led by the Royal Women’s Hospital and Victorian Cytology Service, looked at nearly 900 samples of cervical cancer, and found the Gardasil Vaccine being given to students in their first year of […]

Violence against women – Not in My Name

As we celebrate Women’s Day today, four women will die at the hands of their intimate partners. According to the Medical Research Council and the Centre for Public Mental Health, domestic violence is the most common form of violence against South African women and children. I am a solution-driven person. I want to know what’s […]

Women candidates face curses and worse in Kenyan elections

DOLDOL, Kenya, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Since entering politics, Kenyan lawmaker Sarah Korere has been insulted, shot at, slapped by a colleague and cursed by tribal elders – but she’s still trying to take a man’s parliamentary seat in one of Kenya’s most violent regions. Korere’s experiences are symptomatic of a wider hate campaign against […]