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  • Health

    Journalist’s death sparks fury over high maternity deaths in Zambia

    In Zambia, 591 maternal deaths occur per 100,000 live births while the infant, neonatal and under-five mortality rates are at 70, 34, and 119 per 1,000 live births, respectively. These mortality rates are unacceptably high.

    PAUL SHALALA | 2017-09-13 16:55:56
  • Health

    Zambia: social media lingo spurs HIV compulsory testing.

    On August 15, the hype of HIV/ AIDS boomed loudly again on Zambia when the president of the country announced mandatory testing for the disease. A catch-word, "Tipima", has evolved and it is making rounds on social media in all forms, basically to encourage people to go for compulsory HIV testing

    DOREEN CHILUMBU | 2017-09-11 12:03:22
  • Human Rights

    Kenya: Childless wives endure horrendous abuse from families

    Jackline Mwende’s encountered one of the most horrendous tragedy of a childless marriage. The 32 year-old was allegedly attacked by her husband who she say chopped off her both hand with a machete.

    LEOPOLD OBI AND COLLINS OGOLLA | 2017-08-29 16:52:46
  • Gender

    Zimbabwe: HIV-model says media has destroyed her soul

    Media calls me a "gold digger" who married a rich European footbal coach and attacks me for revealing my HIV positive status. "I touched where it hurts most; disclosing my HIV status to the public."

    WTR EDITORS | 2017-08-16 15:36:56
  • Health

    HIV-prevention ring wildly popular among teenagers

    Women and girls aged 15-24 account for a fifth of all new HIV infections globally. Nearly 1,000 are infected every day in sub-Saharan Africa. Infused with microbicides, the ring, which sits on the cervix, has been shown to cut infections by 56%.

    RAY MWAREYA | 2017-07-25 15:21:01
  • Gender

    Zambia: Widows humiliated as families seize properties

    "Women, widows, are taken advantage of in Zambia. It is our right; men says. As men we can do what we want. We paid (a dowry) for you. We paid a lot of money, a lot of cattle to your parents. We're not releasing you. You belong to us'.”

    DOREEN CHILUMBU | 2017-07-24 12:30:28

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