News headlines for “AIDS in Africa”, page 2

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Careless Handling of Benin’s Medical Waste Could Cost Lives

    Fifteen-year-old Aicha is one of the many spice vendors hawking their wares in the Dantokpa market, in Benin's economic capital, Cotonou. But a closer look at her tidy stall reveals a disturbing detail: the powdered spices are packaged in recycled medicine vials.

  4. 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.

  5. Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Reveals U.S.’s Unbridled Corporate Agenda

    The 11th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) talks concluded in Melbourne Friday, with member states suggesting the negotiations had made significant progress but civil society groups reiterating concerns that the United States' corporate demands could undermine social, economic and environmental policies.

  6. Instant Infant HIV Diagnosis to be Rolled Out in Rural Kenya

    Jesse Mtembe, a nursing officer at the Akithenesit Health Centre in Teso North, in Kenya’s Western Province, cannot wait for his centre to be connected to a new software system for diagnosing HIV in infants that is being developed in the country’s leading private university.

  7. RUSSIA-HEALTH: Censorship and Dirty Needles Fuel HIV/AIDS Epidemic

    A recent government crackdown on Russian media, particularly online information portals specialising in health tips and harm reduction methods for drug users, has sparked widespread public opposition, with critics claiming that the 'draconian silencing' of public health advocates could worsen an already perilous health situation in the country.

  8. U.S.: Obama Requests Slightly Higher Aid Levels for 2013

    Despite strong pressure to reduce the yawning federal deficit, the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama is asking Congress for a slight increase in funding for the State Department and foreign aid next year.

  9. EUROPE-INDIA: Trade Deal Threatens 'Pharmacy of the Developing World'

    Behind closed doors, a trade deal affecting a fifth of the world’s population has been quietly in the works for years.

  10. HEALTH-BURKINA FASO: More Money Needed to Guarantee the Availability of ARVs

    Burkina Faso's Network for Access to Essential Medicines (RAME) has called on the Burkinabè government to increase the budget allocation to the health sector to avoid interruptions to AIDS treatment.

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