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  1. KENYA: Exclusive breastfeeding on the rise
  2. HIV/AIDS: The latest word on hormonal contraception and HIV


KENYA: Exclusive breastfeeding on the rise
NDHIWA، 4/12/2012 (IRIN) - Kenya has made significant strides in boosting exclusive breastfeeding, even passing a new law banning the promotion of infant formula. Nevertheless, challenges to safe infant feeding - a major part of prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission - remain. full report
HIV/AIDS: The latest word on hormonal contraception and HIV
JOHANNESBURG، 5/12/2012 (IRIN) - In early 2012, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) announced it could not conclusively determine whether hormonal contraceptive injections increased the risk of HIV transmission. Almost a year later, WHO is still struggling to communicate clear guidance for women using injectable contraceptives, who are largely in the dark about these concerns, say activists, even as scientists are developing a clinical trial that could finally offer answers. full report
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