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Women using birth control shot have increased risk of contracting HIV
# Sub-Saharan Africa
# Sub-Saharan Africa

Women using birth control shot have increased risk of contracting HIV

Jan 9th 2015, 7:00 AM 12,306 Views 17 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 459 Views 46 Comments

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.

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

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

Oct 24th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,828 Views 33 Comments

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.

One third of malaria drugs worldwide are fake - Lancet research
# Malaria
# Malaria

One third of malaria drugs worldwide are fake - Lancet research

May 22nd 2012, 1:50 PM 2,639 Views 5 Comments

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.