New HIV infections differ by sex and by region

IN sub-Saharan Africa, where 61% of all new HIV infections occur, women are disproportionally affected by HIV, accounting for 54% of all new HIV infections in 2018. Young women aged 15–24 years were the hardest hit, accounting for 25% of new HIV infections in the region but representing only 10% of the total population. Outside of sub-Saharan Africa, however, the situation is different, with men aged 25–49 years accounting for almost half of all new HIV infections, although they represent only 18% of the total population.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Pledges US$1.6 billion To Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, To Protect The Next Generation With Vaccines

THE Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a five-year, US$1.6 billion commitment to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to deliver lifesaving vaccines to the world’s poorest countries. The commitment was announced at the Global Vaccine Summit 2020, hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom. Funding secured today for Gavi’s next strategic period will help the Alliance reach an additional 300 million children in the world’s most vulnerable communities and save up to eight million lives, bringing the total number of children immunized with Gavi support to more…

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Zim Opinion Leaders Support Abolition of Death Penalty-Report

A report conducted by the Death Penalty Project, in partnership with a Zimbabwe NGO Veritas indicates that 90 percent of leading Opinion leaders in Zimbabwe support the abolishment of the death penalty. The report dubbed “Time to abolish the death penalty in Zimbabwe, Exploring the views of its opinion leader,” draws on in depth interviews with 42 opinion leaders on the death penalty, their knowledge of the criminal justice system, the likelihood of abolition and how that could be achieved. The opinion leaders represent the fields of politics, public service,…

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#JUSTIN: Gweru Provincial Hospital Boss Assaults Sister In Charge

GWERU Provincial Hospital Medical Superintendent, Dr Fabian Mashingaidze allegedly attacked the Hospitals’ Sister In Charge, Sr Chenaimoyo Kudzinetsa Masvusvu amidst ongoing power struggles at the health institution. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking on the incident, Zimbabwe Professional Nurses Union president, Mr Robert Chiduku said the abuse has been going on for a while at the institution as Dr Mashingaidze is fighting tooth and nail to replace the existing leadership at the hospital and replace it with his cronies. We would like to condemn verbal, emotional and physical abuse perpetrated on our…

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