PMTCT – Media Watch
Parents have been urged to close ranks with their teenage children and begin to talk about sexual issues if the war to reduce teenage pregnancy in schools is to be won.
Aishwarya Rai Bachan, who is currently in America, has added yet another feather to her cap. On the eve of the 67th UN General Assembly, the joint UN programme on HIV/Aids (UNAIDS) has appointed her as international goodwill ambassador.
She carefully balances the heavy bag of maize meal on her head while leaning down to unlatch the rusty wire loop over the gatepost of her home in Melmoth, KwaZulu Natal.
Surrogate breastfeeding has come under the spotlight after an HIV-negative mother discovered her two-month-old infant had been infected with HIV.
On line with research finding that breastfeeding is the most effective intervention to save the lives of babies, the department of health in the province has been promoting breastfeeding for the first six months, among new mothers as part of its world breastfeeding week commemorations.