Also In The News for April 21
- Senegalese Court Overturns Jail Sentence Over Sexual Orientation
A court in Dakar, Senegal, on Monday overturned jail sentences for men who were sentenced to eight years for homosexual conduct, Sapa-AFP/Mail&Guardian reports (Sapa-AFP/Mail&Guardian, 4/20). UN News/AllAfrica.com writes that UNAIDS welcomed the release of the detainees, who worked for a Senegalese AIDS awareness group and stressed that the rights of men who have sex with men must be protected, with laws prohibiting sexual acts between consenting adults in private being amended to curb stigma and discrimination (UN News/AllAfrica.com, 4/20).
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Co-fund Projects with Dubai Charity
Bill Gates on Monday announced that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would team up with the charity organization Dubai Cares to co-fund projects to improve primary schools and the health of children living in poor regions of Africa and Asia, The National reports (Reinl, The National, 4/20)This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.