UN 'Zero Mothers Die' campaign pushes women toward life & away from maternal mortality

UN 'Zero Mothers Die' campaign pushes women toward life & away from maternal mortality

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNAIDS) UN General Assembly, NEW YORK, AMERICAS: Efforts to reduce high maternal and child mortality received a welcome boost with the launch of a new global campaign, Zero Mothers Die, at an official high-level side event held during the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Unveiled at the 5th Women Leaders Forum […]

REWARD empowers refugee women with HIV in Rwanda

REWARD empowers refugee women with HIV in Rwanda

UN Women for WNN – Science & Health (WNN/UNW) RWANDA, EASTERN AFRICA: Women are cultivating mushrooms and tomatoes, learning about business and agriculture and pooling their funds along with combating social stigma and confronting gender-based violence. “I was diagnosed with HIV in 2008. I became infected while in the camp,” says Angelique, a mother of […]

OP-ED: Women Out Loud

OP-ED: Women Out Loud

Michelle Bachelet, Michel Sidibe, and Jennifer Gatsi Mallet – IPS – Wednesday,12 December 2012 UNITED NATIONS, Dec 11 2012 (IPS) – Global efforts to reach the “three zeros” for women and girls – zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths – are gaining momentum. Much of the progress we have seen is […]

More funding needed from international ‘prevention’ partners says AIDS2012 conference

More funding needed from international ‘prevention’ partners says AIDS2012 conference

WNN Breaking (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES: Opening Sunday, with what is expected to be 20,000 people in attendance, the international AIDS2012 Conference hosting the theme “Turning the Tide Together” reminded the world that the goal to prevent conditions of AIDS worldwide can be made. But reminders also highlighted that lower international and regional funding […]

TANZANIA: Good results in programme to boost TB detection

TANZANIA: Good results in programme to boost TB detection

IRIN – 08 February 2012 – (originally published 01 Feb) ARUSHA, 1 February 2012 (PlusNews) – A pilot community programme to improve TB detection in northern Tanzania has shown good results and could be replicated nationwide as the country seeks to improve its TB treatment and prevention systems. Tanzania has been battling TB for years, […]

THAILAND: Women face society and prosecution with HIV/AIDS laws

THAILAND: Women face society and prosecution with HIV/AIDS laws

Thin Lei Win – WNN MDG Stories (WNN) BANGKOK: Punitive laws and social stigma not only prevent women living with HIV/AIDS from accessing much-needed healthcare services but lead to violence and discrimination against them, according to the head of the U.N. agency for HIV/AIDS. Such laws and fear of social ostracism further hamper efforts to […]