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Two Types of Female Condoms Introduced in Cameroun

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Cameroun recently became the first country to begin officially marketing and selling two different types of female condoms: the FDA approved FC2 and the new MedTech condom (pictured left), produced in India. The launch of these products is part of Cameroun’s involvement in Universal Access to Female Condoms (UAFC), a global initiative to increase access […]

From Cameroun to Maine: Who Dictates What's Best for People Living with HIV/AIDS?

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Last week, Quinta Layin Tuleh, a 28-year old woman from Cameroun, was given an unprecedented, extended jail sentence by Judge Woodcock in Maine in order “to protect her unborn child.” Tuleh is pregnant, living with HIV, and in violation of immigration laws, which is why she was ostensibly incarcerated. Being in possession of false documentation gets […]

New Female Condom Distribution Initiatives in Africa

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A new factsheet on female condoms written by Lucie van Mens, of the Universal Access to Female Condom Joint Programme (UAFC) and Ilze Smit, of the World Population Foundation, has been released – you can get the PDF here or read the blog post version here. The International Women’s Health Coalition is a member of […]

The Pope Spends His Last Day in Cameroun

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Today was Pope Benedict XVI’s last full day in Cameroun. Thousands of Camerounians and foreigners gathered in the national stadium to listen to the papal mass, which essentially consisted of a reiteration of what the Pope has been saying since his arrival on Tuesday: peace and love for Africa, especially for those people who abstain […]

The Pope in Cameroun: Reactions from the Front

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I’ve been in Cameroun with some of IWHC’s partners for a few days leading up to the Pope’s visit, and it’s been interesting to see the reactions on the ground. We tried to get “tickets” to the supposedly public papal mass taking place on Thursday, but apparently you have to be Catholic. We’re taking an […]