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Apr 11, 2005
Seven percent of Tanzanians infected with HIV

Tanzania continues to battle high HIV infection rates, according to the new Tanzania AIDS Indicator Survey (THIS). Seven percent of adult men and women are infected with HIV. Nationwide, prevalence is higher in urban areas. The regions of Iringa and Mbeya have the highest prevalence rate at 13 percent.

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Apr 11, 2005
Madagascar experiences dramatic improvements in women’s and children’s health

Mothers and children in Madagascar have experienced a two-fold improvement in health in recent years. Breast feeding, use of family planning, vitamin A supplementation, and vaccination coverage are all on the rise, according to the latest MEASURE DHS survey released April 8 in Antananarivo.

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Sep 09, 2004
Report: Domestic violence threatens health of children with lower immunization rates and higher mortality rates and poor nutrition

Domestic violence has an obvious impact on the health and well being of the women being abused, but a new report also highlights important intergenerational effects of such violence: the children of abused women are also more likely to suffer health problems.

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