Mary Shawa

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Like many other countries in Africa, Malawi is preparing to revise its policies for prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV and for antiretroviral therapy (ART) in response to WHO's 2010 guidelines. This guidance is timely in view of the limited effi cacy of single-dose nevirapine used in many PMTCT programmes 3 and the challenges facing(More)
General Assembly Political Declaration to achieve; Zero new HIV infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths. This report will also provide a good baseline for monitoring progress towards the associated targets that call for the reduction on sexual transmission of HIV; increasing the number of people on treatment; halving TB-related deaths(More)
Sexual violence against children erodes the strong foundation that children require for leading healthy and productive lives. Globally, studies show that exposure to violence during childhood can increase vulnerability to a broad range of mental and physical health problems, ranging from depression and unwanted pregnancy to cardiovascular disease, diabetes,(More)
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