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    Is nutrition losing out in African agricultural policies? Evidence from Nigeria

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
    Agricultural policies in many African countries focus on industrialising food value chains and substituting domestic products for imported ones. Yet experience in Nigeria shows that, by focusing on staple crops and neglecting vegetables, pulses and animal proteins, these policies are missing opportunities to address micronutrient undernutrition.
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    Sexual and reproductive health and rights: Seychelles country fact sheet

    2015
    Sound public health services provide free health care for all citizens and, in particular, comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services including: pregnancy testing, contraception, and antenatal care. 
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    Sexual and reproductive health and rights: Zambia country fact sheet

    2015
    Zambia faces severe sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV-related health challenges with variable access to healthcare. 
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    Sexual and reproductive health and rights: Tanzania country fact sheet

    2015
    Tanzania suffers high adverse sexual and reproductive health (SRH) indicators including high levels of: maternal mortality, adolescent births, mother to child transmission of HIV, intimate partner violence, persistence of child and teenage marriages, girls forced to drop out of school due to pregnancy, and low contraceptive prevalence.
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    National response to disability and HIV in eastern and southern Africa

    2010
    Despite the significant intersection between HIV and disability, people with disabilities have been largely ignored within national responses to HIV and AIDS, and existing HIV prevention, treatment, care and support programmes generally fail to meet their specific needs.
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    Disability rights, HIV/AIDS in east and southern Africa: considerations for policy and practice

    2010
    Recent studies amongst people with disabilities (PWD) in selected African countries suggest that rates of HIV infection are at least similar to, or higher than those of the general population. Despite such studies, PWD have not been routinely identified as a vulnerable population to be integrated within national strategic plans on HIV and AIDS (NSPs) in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA).
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    Gender, sexuality and HIV: report on the HEARD get together

    2010
    Following the ‘gender get together’ workshop of HEARD’s Gender Equality and HIV Prevention Project, this workshop report identifies several emerging issues in gender and HIV/AIDS research.
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    Slums and HIV meeting brief: issues and suggestions

    2011
    Research has shown that HIV prevalence is higher in urban areas than in rural areas in southern and eastern Africa. Furthermore, as urbanisation and the treatment of HIV increases, so does the proportion of people living with HIV and AIDS in cities.
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    Sexual and reproductive health and rights: Lesotho country fact sheet

    2015
    Lesotho faces numerous health and development challenges. These both drive and stem from: the HIV and AIDS epidemic, income inequalities, and poor access to information and services on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
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    Sexual and reproductive health and rights: Zimbabwe country fact sheet

    2015
    Zimbabwe has a high HIV burden and high HIV/TB coinfection (22,442 TB/HIV co-infected patients in 2013). Women suffer from high rates of cervical cancer (47/100,000 women), mother to child transmission (MTCT) (9.61% in 2013), and maternal mortality. Maternal experiences are also marked by persistently high neonatal mortality (29/1,000 lb), infant mortality, and under-five mortality.

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