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Facilitators and barriers for HIV-testing in Zambia: A systematic review of multi-level factors

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Author
Shan Qiao, Yao Zhang , Xiaoming Li, J. Anitha Menon

It was estimated that 1.2 million people live with HIV/AIDS in Zambia by 2015. Zambia has developed and implemented diverse programs to reduce the prevalence in the country. HIV-testing is a critical step in HIV treatment and prevention, especially among all the key populations. However, there is no systematic review so far to demonstrate the trend of HIV-testing studies in Zambia since 1990s or synthesis the key factors that associated with HIV-testing practices in the country.

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Do not forget the boys - gender differences in children living in high HIV-affected communities in South Africa and Malawi in a longitudinal, community-based study

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Author
Hensels IS, Sherr L, Skeen S, Macedo A, Roberts KJ, Tomlinson M

Gender is an important factor in child development. Especially in sub-Saharan Africa, girls have often been shown to be less likely to access education compared to boys. The consequence of this has been that that programmes addressing child development are often aimed at girls in order to redress gender imbalances. This study examines the effect of gender on the development of children attending community-based organisations in high HIV-affected areas, and explores whether community-based organisation attendance was associated with any changes in gender differences over time.

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Ending Child Marriage within a Generation—and ensuring the representation of girls everywhere

“At best, child marriage is a violation of human rights that denies thousands of girls their childhood. At worst, it is a scourge that is killing the world’s girls.”

 – Darren Walker, CEO, Ford Foundation

One in every three girls worldwide is forced into marriage before the age of 18. Take a moment for that to sink in. Child marriage is a human rights crisis and violation that denies girls all over the world their right to security, health, and well-being. While progress is being made, the practice is still far too common in many parts of the world.

Author
Julie A. Cornell, Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact
Source
Crowd 360

WHO-RHR Webinar: Providing an integrated SRHR/HIV health sector response to violence against women and girls

Venue
Webinar

In support of the implementation of the Global plan of action to strengthen the role of the health system within a national multisectoral response to address interpersonal violence, in particular against women and girls and against children, WHO convenes this webinar exploring how to provide an integrated SRHR/HIV health sector response to violence against women and girls.

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Sex Differences in Tuberculosis Burden and Notifications in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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Author
Katherine C. Horton, Peter MacPherson, Rein M. G. J. Houben, Richard G. White, Elizabeth L. Corbett

Tuberculosis (TB) case notification rates are usually higher in men than in women, but notification data are insufficient to measure sex differences in disease burden. This review set out to systematically investigate whether sex ratios in case notifications reflect differences in disease prevalence and to identify gaps in access to and/or utilisation of diagnostic services.

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21st International Council on Women’s Health Issues (ICOWHI) Congress: Scale and Sustainability: Moving Women’s Health Forward

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Baltimore, Maryland, USA

The 21st ICOWHI Congress Scale and Sustainability: Moving Women’s Health Forward will be held November 6 – 9, 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland (USA). Registration is now open.

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Addressing gender and HIV and AIDS

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Author
AIDSFree

Addressing gender norms and inequities is essential to reducing HIV risk, mitigating its impact, and increasing access to services for men and women. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) promotes the integration of gender throughout its prevention, care, and treatment programs, with a focus on:

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21st International Council on Women’s Health Issues (ICOWHI) Congress: Scale and Sustainability: Moving Women’s Health Forward

Venue
Baltimore, USA

The 21st ICOWHI Congress Scale and Sustainability: Moving Women’s Health Forward will be held November 6 – 9, 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland (USA). Registration is now open.

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Doing Gender the “Rights” Way: A Guide to Promoting Gender Equity in Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs

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Author
Margaret Sanger Center International

This guide is intended for program planners who design, implement, or make decisions about sexual and reproductive health (SRH) programs or projects. It provides guidelines for designing and making changes to their programs in ways that transform the gender norms and roles that contribute to the SRH problems.

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Involving Men in Sexual and Reproductive Health: An Orientation Guide

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Author
USAID Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG)

This Orientation Guide has two overarching goals: promoting gender equity for its own sake, and using gender equitable approaches to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes. Intended as a tool for program designers and planners, program managers and policymakers, as well as NGOs and community groups, the Guide can facilitate sharing information, aiding program design and planning, and advocating for improved sexual and reproductive health programs and services.

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