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Aid Not Enough to Fight AIDS

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Billions of people are marking yet another World AIDS Day - this one themed 'Getting to Zero', for zero AIDS-related deaths, zero new infections, and zero stigma and discrimination.

LATIN AMERICA: Female Condoms in Short Supply

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

In spite of the growing spread of HIV/AIDS among women in Latin America and the Caribbean, the female condom, which could put them in charge of their health, is not readily available.

‘Nothing at Busan for African Women, Children’

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Although there has been considerable progress towards reducing maternal and infant mortality, millions of women and children in Africa are still in need of better health services, food and sanitation.

GHANA: Tropical Ulcer Persists Despite Affordable Solutions

Thursday, November 24, 2011

For the past 10 years, Buruli ulcer has been eating Benjamin Essel’s leg. The skin above his ankle is totally gone, and a swollen, pulpy and reddish wound rises almost up to his knee and wraps around his calf. Even still, this is an improvement over recent years.

CARRIBEAN: Fresh Challenges Accompany Progress in AIDS Fight

Monday, November 21, 2011

Cracey Fernandes, the president of the Guyana Sex Work Coalition, does not hide the fact that he is homosexual.

SOMALIA: Aid Dwindles, Disease Spreads

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Doctors in Mogadishu are warning that famine victims in internally displaced camps have become vulnerable to contagious diseases like cholera and measles, as conditions here are ripe for an outbreak. This comes as internally displaced persons complain that relief aid to some camps has dwindled or stopped.

MALAWI: Painkillers Prescribed for Malaria Amid Drug Shortage

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Malawi is experiencing a drug shortage as the country’s international donors remain reluctant to release aid meant for the health sector.

PERU: In Prison, a Little Health Care Goes a Long Way

Friday, October 28, 2011

'I caught tuberculosis, but I'm lucky because it's been cured,' says Hernán Arévalo from his bed in the new hospital at the Peruvian prison of Lurigancho, one of the most crowded and dangerous in Latin America. 'Before, whoever came in here was unlikely to get out alive.'

PAKISTAN: Treatment Centre Begins to Break AIDS Stigma

Friday, October 21, 2011

'Today is the best day of my life,' Gul Hamid, 40, told IPS. 'Finally my family members are convinced that HIV/AIDS can’t be transmitted through handshakes or shared meals and utensils.'

SOMALIA: Rape - The Hidden Side of the Famine Crisis

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

When Aisha Diis* and her five children fled their home in Somalia seeking aid from the famine devastating the region, she could not have known the dangers of the journey, or even fathom that she would be raped along the way.

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