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Moscow police detain HIV activists over drug cost picket

Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Moscow have briefly detained eight activists who picketed outside the presidential administration's headquarters to protest the high cost of HIV treatments in Russia.

Andrei Skvortsov is the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition representative for Russia. He says protesters wore grim reaper costumes and carried signs with the names of the country's four top HIV drug distributors. The activists were released but will later face court hearings.

Join us for the 2015 ICFP: November 9-12 in Nusa Dua, Indonesia Global Commitments, Local Actions

ICFP 2015

This November, join thousands of scientists, policymakers, program implementers, and passionate family planning advocates from all over the world at the 2015 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.

The conference—hosted by the National Population and Family Planning Board of Indonesia (BKKBN) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health—will be centered on the theme of Global Commitments, Local Actions.

African communities called on to end FGM in a generation


Voluntary and community African groups in the UK are being invited to bid for new grants to support their campaigns to end female genital mutilation in their countries of origin.

A Research Agenda to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in a Generation


Photo Credit: Population Council

Council research contributes to the global evidence base on FGM/C and influences policies and programs to end the practice.

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