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This Road Will Not Get You There

New insights from measuring financial need

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Using Soccer to Create Demand for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

What if the pathway to a medical procedure that could prevent HIV infections started on a soccer pitch? With a long-term objective of eradicating HIV in Zimbabwe, Grassroot Soccer initiated a series of trials utilizing its Make The Cut (MTC) curriculum to prompt young men in Zimbabwe to undergo voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). Through soccer drills and activities, the program teaches these men about the benefits of VMMC, which has proven to reduce the transmission of HIV (Auvert B et al, Randomized, controlled intervention trial of male circumcision for reduction of HIV infection risk, 2005.

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Great News for HIV Prevention in Africa

The research confirms that voluntary medical male circumcision can play a vital role in changing the trajectory of Africa's HIV epidemic.

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How the U.S. Can Honor International Women’s Day

To mark International Women’s Day, First Lady Michelle Obama participated in the 2014 International Women of Courage awards ceremony at the State Department on March 4.

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Charging Women $5 to Scream (Once) During Childbirth in Zimbabwe

Imagine screaming five times and losing almost 20 percent of your yearly income, and that doesn’t even include the $50 delivery charge.

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