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This year's State of the World Population Report, People and possibilities in a World of 7 billion, looks at the dynamics behind the numbers. It explains the trends that are defining our world of 7 billion and documents actions that people in vastly different countries and circumstances are taking in their own communities to make the most of their-and our-world.

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The 2010-11 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey is a follow up to the 1998, 1994, 1999 and 2005 to 6 ZDHS surveys and provides estimates of basic demographic and health indicators. The preliminary report presents a first look at selected results. A comprehensive analysis of data will appear in the final report to be published in 2012.

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The State of World's Midwifery 2011: Delivering Health, Saving Lives, provides a comprehensive analysis of midwifery services and issues in countries where the needs are greatest. The report provides information and data gathered from 58 countries in all regions of the world. Zimbabwe is one of the 58 countries that provided information. The report's anlysis confirms that the world lacks some 350 000 skilled midwives; 112 000 in the neediest 38 countries surveyed to fully meet the needs of women worldwide. 

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Ensuring Universal Access to Family Planning as a Key Component of Sexual and Reproductive Health

 

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Southern Africa is the region most affected by HIV world-wide with HIV prevalence rates peaking between 10 and 40 % of the adult population. 

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26th Meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board 

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In Zimbabwe HIV is mostly transmitted through sexual contact. It is estimated that around 4 in 5 HIV infections in Zimbabwe are due to sexual transmission.

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This toolkit presents conceptual and practical information on engaging men and boys in promoting gender equality and health. Specific topics include sexual and reproductive health;  maternal, newborn and child health; fatherhood; HIV and AIDS prevention, care and support; and prevention of gender-based violence.

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The release of the 2010 edition of the State of World Population report coincides with the 10th anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325, which recognizes and seeks to address the vulnerability of women and girls to violence during and after armed conflict, and the absence or low level of women’s representation in efforts to prevent war, build peace and restore devastated societies.

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The problem of maternal mortality remains an international concern because of the large number of women who die from avoidable causes, especially in developing countries

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