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  1. DR CONGO: Hard to Save All Women Suffering from Fistula

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    'Every quarter, more than a hundred women with fistulas - including many younger than 20 years old - are admitted for surgery in Maniema province,' says nurse Julie Mawazo. 'The number of affected women who don't have the means or awareness to come in must be far greater.'

  2. NEPAL: No Brakes on Sex Trafficking

    Friday, September 16, 2011

    While a Nepalese campaign to stop human trafficking gains recognition by the White House and Hollywood, Nepal continues to be a prime source for sex trafficking, thanks to unsettled conditions created by a protracted political crisis.

  3. PAKISTAN: Dodging Drones and Bullets to Beat HIV

    Thursday, September 08, 2011

    Having to contend with U.S. army drones and the crossfire between the Taliban and the Pakistani army, the residents of Pakistan’s tribal areas find access to treatment for HIV/AIDS harder than in most other parts of the world.

  4. Neglected Diseases Group Seeking Child-Friendly AIDS Drugs

    Monday, August 29, 2011

    A scientific alliance in which developing countries are playing a key role has taken on the challenge of producing paediatric AIDS drugs, an area that is no longer a priority for pharmaceutical companies because mother-to-child transmission of HIV has virtually been eliminated in the industrialised world.

  5. UGANDA: Post War Reconstruction Ignores Victims of Sexual Violence

    Friday, August 12, 2011

    Ester Abeja has experienced both physical and emotional atrocities. She was captured by Uganda's feared rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and was forced to join them. But not before the soldiers made her kill her one-year- old baby girl, by smashing her skull in, and then gang raped her.

  6. HEALTH: Battling Hepatitis in West Africa

    Tuesday, August 02, 2011

    West African health experts are calling for governments to take the prevalence of hepatitis B and C more seriously, and to act to reduce the cost of treatment as part of more effective control of the disease.

  7. HEALTH-MALI: Community Also Has a Role in Preventing TB

    Tuesday, August 02, 2011

    Tuberculosis remains a leading cause of death in Mali despite the availability of free treatment. The resurgence of the illness, linked to poverty and HIV infection, could be reduced by changing behaviour, doctors say.

  8. SOMALIA: 'I Carried Him a Whole Day While He Was Dead, Thinking He Was Alive'

    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    As the first of food aid from the United Nations World Food Programme was airlifted into Mogadishu on Wednesday, it came too late for Qadija Ali’s two- year-old son Farah.

  9. EAST AFRICA: ‘It’s Not a Heartless Mother Leaving a Child Behind, Just One Who Wants to Survive’

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    On the road between the Kenyan and Somali border lie the dead bodies of children who have succumbed to the famine and the hardships of making the journey from their drought-stricken villages to Kenya.

  10. SWAZILAND: Economic Crisis Means Short Supply of ARVs

    Monday, July 25, 2011

    Swaziland’s economic crisis has affected its ability to provide healthcare as the country’s buffer stock of antiretrovirals (ARVs) has fallen below the prescribed three-month supply.

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