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Breaking News: Circumcision: A Few Billion to Spare for Africa
 
Posted by: Simon Collery

Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-27 03:36:46 -0700 | humanitarian-news

According to one source, Uganda plans to circumcise 4.2 million men by 2015 in the hope that this will reduce transmission of HIV from women to men (there is evidence that it increases transmission from men to women). At around...
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Breaking News: Compulsory HIV testing will lead to adversarial 'Public Health'
 
Posted by: Simon Collery

Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-27 03:39:52 -0700 | humanitarian-news

It may be tempting to believe that if everyone were to undergo a HIV test, this would make it easier to control the disease. And it could be a good start, there is a lot to be said for universal...
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Breaking News: Millions of people in Africa’s Sahel face starvation
 
Posted by: prabirghose

Lomé :: Togo | updated 2012-11-02 15:22:43 -0700 | humanitarian-news

A distress call has been given by the Economic Community of West African States to the global community about the serious shortage of food in the Sahel region in Africa and about the millions who are facing starvation. This has...
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Breaking News: Sexual distraction: Healthcare associated HIV transmission
 
Posted by: Simon Collery

Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-27 03:43:20 -0700 | humanitarian-news

Kiangiosekazi wa Nyoka gives a robust response to the claim of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on HIV/AIDS that "excessive overcrowding of remand prisoners at Segerea has culminated in unimaginable free sex in that prison". They sound almost envious. But as...
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Breaking News: Pump and pageantry for stigmatized children, at CRARN Centre-Eket
 
Posted by: PottersNews

Eket :: Nigeria | updated 2012-06-03 13:52:59 -0700 | humanitarian-news

By Emmanuel Okon-- The Children’s Day Celebration might have come and gone, but the memory will linger in the minds of stigmatized many children for a longer time as two non-profit organisations, the Child’s Right and Rehabilitation Network (CRARN) and...
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Posted by: StephenManual

Lagos :: Nigeria | updated 2012-07-27 22:45:14 -0700 | humanitarian-news

More than 140 people are feared dead as a passenger plane struck a three-storey apartment building on Sunday in one of the largest cities of Nigeria, Lagos. However, the exact number of casualties and cause behind the crash are not...
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Breaking News: Malawi President replaces top most Public Prosecutor
 
Posted by: TAPITAYA

Blantyre :: Malawi | updated 2012-06-01 23:20:55 -0700 | humanitarian-news

The Malawi President Mrs. Joyce Banda has appointed Mr. Bruno Kalemba as the country’s Director for Public Prosecutions (DPP) replacing Mrs. Rosemary Kanyuka. Until his appointment to the country’s top prosecution post, Mr. Kalemba has been Malawi’s Chief Legal Aid...
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Posted by: Simon Collery

Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 17:35:40 -0700 | humanitarian-news

I would like to make some clarifications to yesterday's blog after receiving comments on Twitter. I am not opposed to the use of vaccines, especially for diseases like polio. But there are too many diseases to line up vaccines, one...
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Posted by: Simon Collery

Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 17:37:35 -0700 | humanitarian-news

Bill Gates' annual letter this year starts by claiming that "innovation is the key to improving the world". But he is quite wrong. It is very basic things that are key to improving the world, health, education, water and sanitation,...
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Breaking News: Petition : Stop the execution of 17 men in Somaliland
 
Posted by: - Medeshi

Hargeysa :: Somalia | updated 2012-05-26 04:20:55 -0700 | humanitarian-news

Target: USA, UK , Somaliland Sponsored by: Mohammed Ali The recent verdict that was handed down hastily few weeks ago by a military court to a group of suspected military camp assailants in Hargeisa could lead Somaliland back to civil...
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Posted by: Simon Collery

Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 17:42:27 -0700 | humanitarian-news

It's not uncommon to come across articles arguing that funding for HIV is not adversely affecting funding for other health areas and even that funding for HIV is benefiting other health areas. Less common are articles about the basic conditions...
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Breaking News: Lagosians suffer over sacking of doctors in Lagos
 
Posted by: eeudomyahoocom

Lagos :: Nigeria | updated 2012-07-26 17:44:20 -0700 | humanitarian-news

Lagosians suffer over sacking of doctors in Lagos By EMMANUEL UDOM The tension generated by the recent sack of 788 doctors by the Lagos state government is certainly taking its toll on most Lagosians. Babatunde Fashola, the action governor of...
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Breaking News: West African Food Crisis
 
Posted by: Adrian Holman

Fara :: Burkina Faso | updated 2012-11-02 15:22:43 -0700 | humanitarian-news

With the humanitarian focus in Africa primarily focused upon Somalia, many do not realize that there is a major food crisis in the western part of the continent. The countries that are affected are Mali, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso, Senegal,...
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Breaking News: USAID worried about unsafe healthcare and HIV, but not in Africa
 
Posted by: Simon Collery

Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 17:46:21 -0700 | humanitarian-news

A document available on Wikileaks begins: "Recent outbreaks of HIV and AIDS among children in three countries of Central Asia point to dangerous and unnecessary medical procedures being performed throughout the region." The countries are Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Among...
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Breaking News: Could Dr Robert Spitzer Inspire a New Generation of Scientists?
 
Posted by: Simon Collery

Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-27 15:17:22 -0700 | humanitarian-news

Many will have read about Dr Robert Spitzer's retraction of his 2001 study which claimed that 'reparative therapy' is capable of changing sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual. For a while, he was satisfied with data describing how people felt...
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