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#sub-Saharan Africa

# sub-saharan-africa - Friday 9 January, 2015

Women using birth control shot have increased risk of contracting HIV

Other forms of contraception, such as the pill, do not appear to increase this risk.

# sub-saharan-africa - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Column: Why are over two thirds of blind people in the world women?

It’s unimaginable to many in the developed world that a person could be last in line for medical care and education simply because of gender – but for millions of women this is the stark reality, writes Michael Marren.

# sub-saharan-africa - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Women pushed further into poverty as food prices continue to rise - Oxfam

The effects of climate change and rising food prices are having a disproportionate impact on women – who represent 70 percent of the world’s poor.

# sub-saharan-africa - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

One third of malaria drugs worldwide are fake - Lancet research

Counterfeit anti-malaria medicines are contributing to deaths across the world and also leading to drug resistance – putting billions of people at risk – according to researchers.