Africa


Mothers Matter: Who on Earth Cares?

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 September 2012

A documentary film shows one model of service that is saving mothers’ lives and health in sub-Saharan Africa.


Same old, same old from WHO

Carolyn Moynihan | 17 February 2012
Business as usual. That’s the message from the World Health Organisation following its experts meeting last month to review the safety of hormonal contraceptives where there is a risk of HIV transmission.

Marriage and AIDS in Africa

Carolyn Moynihan | 11 January 2012
Here’s a question of special relevance to regions where there is a high incidence of HIV/AIDS -- in particular, sub-Saharan Africa: Does marriage protect a person against the disease?

Child mortality drops around the world but some rich countries lag

Carolyn Moynihan | 25 May 2010

The number of children under five dying has declined substantially in the past 20 years and the rate of decline is speeding up, according to a report in The Lancet medical journal. Some developing countries are doing surprisingly well, but rates in the US and Britain are not good by developed world standards -- for reasons that are not clear.

 


The Pill’s deadly affair with HIV/AIDS

Carolyn Moynihan | 22 April 2010
Why does HIV/AIDS strike more women than men globally? Why is sub-Saharan Africa the home of the world’s largest heterosexual HIV/Aids epidemic? Why does Thailand have an HIV infection rate of over one-in-100 adults, while Japan’s rate is 0.01 per cent and the Philippines’ 0.02 per cent? One answer to these questions can be found in an article published this week by the Population Research Institute deeply implicating hormonal contraception in the AIDS epidemic.
 

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