South Africa: ‘Break the Silence on Sexual and Reproductive Health Issues’

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -For about two year now, South African public hospitals have been experiencing the shortage of contraceptives like Depo-provera, Nuristate and the pill with no clear explanation. The shortages come at at time when women and activists are calling for more contraceptive choices.

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South Africa: Tackling Questions and Debunking Myths on Sexual and Reproductive Health

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Health-E News hosted a question and answer session to answer pertinent questions on why South Africa’s public health facilities are experiencing frequent contraceptive stockouts and how the department of health is addressing the shortages. Dr Manala Makua from the National Department of Health was in among the panelists to address the issue and tell the media about the government’s new policies and guidelines that have been put in place to solve this problem.

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Nigeria: Local Papers’ Coverage of Pre-Election Violence Passed Muster

[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria has a vibrant press media landscape. But freedom of the press is only rated as “partly free” by Freedom House, mostly due to the fact that news media are still susceptible to political pressures. There is also the external influence from ownership structures and the generally low wages of journalists.

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