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Breaking News: Putting Women Third on the Health Agenda
Posted by: Simon Collery

Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-27 22:47:00 -0700 | humanitarian-news

I'm pleased to hear that "a new report suggests that paying more attention to...mothers’ health, and focusing on certain damaging but treatable diseases, could be one key to tackling neonatal mortality". I'm just surprised that it took a new report...
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Posted by: Jean-Rene_Bompolonga

Kinshasa :: Congo (Dem. Rep.) | updated 2012-07-27 22:47:06 -0700 | humanitarian-news

"In 2011, the World Food Program (WFP) intervened with three million people, whose one million children through the school feeding program," Martin Ohlsen, WFP Representative in DRC, said today in Kinshasa at a press conference to present the report of...
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Breaking News: Bottle with message of love travels 9000-Km from Indonesia to Mozambique
Posted by: prabirghose

Durban :: South Africa | updated 2012-07-27 22:48:17 -0700 | humanitarian-news

The message in the bottle was – ‘Is it better to love or be loved?’ It was written by Anne O’Sullivan, an Australian teacher. She had put her address and contact details along with the message and had tossed it...
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Breaking News: Zimbabwe spells out a sure shot method to prevent HIV
Posted by: prabirghose

Harare :: Zimbabwe | updated 2012-07-28 01:33:54 -0700 | health-news

A politician of Zimbabwe has evolved his theory of a sure shot method to prevent the dreaded disease of HIV – his outlandish solution is: force women to bathe less and go bald headed. These, in the opinion of Senator...
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Breaking News: A 28-year old dead waiter comes alive in Egypt
Posted by: prabirghose

Luxor :: Egypt | updated 2012-07-28 01:34:31 -0700 | humanitarian-news

28-year old Hamdi Hafez al-Nubi, a waiter in Luxor, Egypt reportedly suffered a stroke while at work and the doctor pronounced him dead. His body was brought to his residence in village of Naga al-Simman in the southern province of...
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Breaking News: Questions from Africa About Safety of Injectable Depo Provera
Posted by: Simon Collery

Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-27 04:09:40 -0700 | humanitarian-news

Despite glib assurances from WHO and their collaborators that injectable Depo Provera and similar hormonal contraceptives are safe in high HIV prevalence African countries (they are not so much used in low HIV prevalence countries), some are not convinced. An...
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Breaking News: Experts Unambiguously Opposed to Saying the Wrong Thing
Posted by: Simon Collery

Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-27 04:09:47 -0700 | humanitarian-news

[Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) involves putting HIV negative people on antiretroviral drugs (ARV) with the aim of protecting them from HIV infection. This blog looks at some of the pros and cons of PrEP.] Apologies for the lack of posting this...
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Breaking News: Kenya to relocate its rhinos to tackle the menace of poachers
Posted by: prabirghose

Nairobi :: Kenya | updated 2012-07-28 01:35:24 -0700 | humanitarian-news

Ranchers in Kenya are faced with a major problem of poachers who kill the rhinos for their horns – these sell at attractive prices (nearly $60,000 per Kg) in the international market as ‘miracle drug’, hence there is a never...
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Breaking News: Status Quo is Good For All, Not Just HIV Industry
Posted by: Simon Collery

Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-27 04:11:10 -0700 | humanitarian-news

A frequent theme of HIV related articles is the question of whether disproportionate levels of HIV funding in high prevalence countries has diverted attention from other health issues. These issues include water borne diseases, intestinal parasites, malnutrition and acute respiratory...
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Breaking News: Man without legs to climb Mt Kilimanjaro
Posted by: Omona Emma Claude

Kampala :: Uganda | updated 2012-05-09 10:20:11 -0700 | humanitarian-news

Spencer West, who at the age of five lost his legs, will mark this summer by a challenging climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro with the goal of raising money for international charity Free The Children. West, along with two friends, will...
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Breaking News: Cheetahs maul a 60-year old British tourist in a game park in South Africa
Posted by: prabirghose

Port Elizabeth :: South Africa | updated 2012-07-28 01:41:09 -0700 | humanitarian-news

The 60th birthday of Violet D’Mello, a British tourist, turned into a veritable nightmare when pet cheetahs mauled her in the petting area of a game park in South Africa as reported in skynews dated 4th of May 2012. Violet...
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Breaking News: HIV: What's Different About Africa if it's Not Down to Sex?
Posted by: Simon Collery

Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 18:07:27 -0700 | humanitarian-news

In an article about HIV in Botswana, Ntibinyane Ntib remarks on something I have always found hard to understand about the virus in high prevalence African countries; the issue of families and of several members of the same family being...
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Breaking News: HIV Prevention: Blinded by Profit or Paid Not to See?
Posted by: Simon Collery

Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-27 15:57:14 -0700 | humanitarian-news

We have been hearing a lot recently about various HIV treatment and prevention strategies that will significantly increase the quantities of HIV drugs produced and sold. For example, the US DHHS recommends starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV positive people...
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Posted by: richardss

Mombasa :: Kenya | updated 2012-05-17 06:01:36 -0700 | humanitarian-news

Caroline Reynolds Foundation (C.R.F) have opened its first branch in kenya east africa the foundation which have been in the forefront of asssiting the poor rejuvinating the hopes of students who have no hope of getting back to school by...
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Breaking News: Africa Witnesses Worst Poaching in DR Congo: 22 Elephants Massacred in Helicopter Attack [PHOTOS]
Posted by: Sanskrity Sinha

Cape Town :: South Africa | updated 2012-04-25 05:45:25 -0700 | humanitarian-news

In a recent gruesome poaching incident in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa, 22 elephants were killed by poachers attacking from a helicopter, in the Garamba National Park, which has been on UNESCO's list of World Heritage...
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