Advocacy and human rights

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February 24, 2016

The transition from paper-based to electronic health record (EHR) systems in low- and middle-income countries poses some unique challenges for privacy and confidentiality, security, and data integrity and availability.

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February 20, 2016

Guinea was ground zero for the 2014 outbreak of Ebola virus, and health experts were concerned that other critical health issues such as routine care for maternal and child health, might suffer because of clinic closures or fears of contracting the virus.

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February 20, 2016

This regional advocacy strategy on HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is intended for use by Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States at a national level.

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February 20, 2016

Studies completed over the past 15 years have consistently demonstrated the importance of community-level determinants in potentiating or mitigating risks for the acquisition and transmission of HIV.

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February 15, 2016

Clinical trials are more and more delocalized to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), either for reasons of external validity (to test new interventions in various epidemiological settings), or for convenience reasons (lower costs, easier review and easier availability of subjects), or for g

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January 5, 2016

UNAIDS welcomes the stronger health and rights approach that is emerging in current drug control debates in the context of the 2016 UNGASS on the World Drug Problem. This trend needs to be translated into concrete operational and measurable commitments by Member States.

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November 29, 2015

In the past 20 years, increasing attention has been paid to ending impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict-affected settings and to achieving assistance and justice for victims. It is acknowledged that this is an important part of the response to sexual violence.

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November 9, 2015

Angola has one of the highest rates of adolescent pregnancy and childbirth in sub-Saharan Africa, with an adolescent fertility rate of 192 per 1,000 women. In Luanda, Angola’s most populous province, 12% of pregnant women are adolescents.

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October 29, 2015

Prior research has established an association between sexual violence and HIV. Exposure to sexual violence during childhood can profoundly impact brain architecture and stress regulatory response.

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October 29, 2015

Designed for first-responders such as the police, it explains the issue, provides an overview of relevant norms and standards, and gives guidance on how to intervene.