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Senegal Releases Mid-Term Program Results

MLE

Mid-term results are now available for the Senegal Urban Health Initiative (l’Initiative Sénégalaise de Santé Urbaine [ISSU]). The mid-term survey was conducted in 2013, implemented by the Agency for the Promotion of Population Activities-Senegal (APAPS) with technical assistance from MLE.

Population Council Launches Phase 1 Clinical Trial of a Novel Microbicide Gel to Prevent HIV and Other STIs

PopCouncil

The Population Council, in collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), announced today the launch of a Phase 1 trial of PC-1005 vaginal gel, a novel multipurpose prevention technology (MPT). Thirty healthy, HIV-negative women will be enrolled in the trial to evaluate the safety, acceptability, and pharmacokinetic profile of PC-1005 gel.

The Gambia passes bill imposing life sentences for some homosexual acts

Associated Press in Ivory Coast, theguardian.com

Charge of 'aggravated homosexuality' for 'repeat offenders' and those with HIV worsens conditions in homophobic country

THE BATTLE TO END MALARIA: SENEGAL LEADS BY EXAMPLE

AWA MARIE COLL-SECK
Minister of Health, Government of Senegal
MARK DYBUL
Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
April 24, 2014
 

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Fuambai is one of two main guests on Insight, a live Australian Television (SBS-TV) program. She was invited to discuss different views on female circumcision. It is the first time that two African women, one from West Africa and the other from East Africa, who have undergone two different forms of traditional genital surgeries in two different sociocultural contexts come together in a frank, face-to-face conversation about their personal experiences of sexuality, reproductive health, pain, stigma and immigration. Experts weigh in on controversial issues concerning female genital cosmetic surgeries, human rights, Australian anti-FGM Law and policies and whether African girls and women are being unfairly singled out for condemnation.