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  1. Bringing People 'Back to Life' in Uganda’s Slums

    As soon as Sanyu Nagia sits down in Barbara Namirimu’s home, she asks to see her patient’s bag of medicine. It is too heavy for the ill Namirimu to carry, so her mother, Efrance Namakula, brings it out and hands it over.

  2. Bangladesh Braces for HIV Epidemic

    Bangladesh, which has shown low HIV prevalence rates so far, may be silently moving towards an epidemic, say experts who point to underreporting and poor monitoring for the virus in the general population.

  3. HIV-Positive Women in Argentina Mainly Infected by Stable Partners

    The immense majority of women diagnosed with HIV in Argentina in the last two years were infected through unprotected sex with their stable partners, a new report says.

  4. Parliamentarians Pledge Support for Reproductive Health Agenda

    Participants at the Fifth International Parliamentarians’ Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) ended their meeting here Friday with a joint pledge to advocate for increased funding for full implementation of the decades-old ICPD Programme of Action.

  5. Caste Blocks Revamp of Nepal's Sex Workers

    Social activists say that attempts to rehabilitate sex workers in this former monarchy call for special efforts to uplift the Badi, a Hindu caste that has for centuries been associated with entertainment and prostitution.

  6. Sexual Abuse Keeps Girls Out of School in PNG

    Sexual harassment of school-going girls is one factor that may prevent this Pacific island nation from achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of eliminating gender disparity in education by 2015.

  7. Global Fund for AIDS, TB, Malaria 'Not in Crisis'

    Although coming off a rocky year in 2011, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is 'not in crisis', according to the organisation's deputy general manager, Debrework Zewdie.

  8. HIV Compounds Poverty in Nepal

    Life, already hard in Nepal’s remote western region, is getting worse thanks to HIV infection brought back by men who go to neighbouring India for seasonal work.

  9. Sorcery-Related Violence on the Rise in Papua New Guinea

    An increase in sorcery-related violence and fatalities over the last decade in Papua New Guinea is generating awareness about the lack of development, economic opportunities, inequality and under-resourced health services in rural areas.

  10. Will Europe Meet its 2015 Aid Development Goals?

    Decades ago, 15 of Europe’s wealthiest nations made a promise to allocate .7 percent of their respective gross national products (GNP) to official development assistance. Yet despite a commitment that comprises such a small fraction of a nation’s wealth, only a handful of countries are on track to reach this goal by the 2015 deadline.

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