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Breaking News: Circumcision: Non-Paternalistic Public Health is Possible in Africa, Isn't It?
 
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Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 19:14:11 -0700 | humanitarian-news

After holding out for a while, apparently the Malawian government has now had a change of heart about male circumcision and has caved in to pressure from the international HIV industry to include the operation in its HIV 'prevention' strategy....
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Breaking News: Gates to Unleash Destructive Agricultural Technology on Unsuspecting Tanzanians
 
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Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-27 05:10:32 -0700 | humanitarian-news

An article in The Citizen opens with the statement: "Tanzania will not make significant gains in its endeavours to eradicate poverty through increased agricultural productivity if the doors to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are not opened." It seems he was...
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Posted by: Simon Collery

Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-27 05:11:25 -0700 | humanitarian-news

A recently published article finds that, out of 1834 African participants who belong to various groups thought to face high risk of being infected with HIV, incidence (the rate of new infections per year) was highest among men who had...
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Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 19:21:11 -0700 | humanitarian-news

"One consequence of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic has been the emergence of a broad awareness of the potential role of syringes in the transmission of infectious diseases", write Nicola Bulled and Merrill Singer in Aids and Behavior. Indeed, several countries...
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Breaking News: Lies About Sex-Trafficking: a Pre-Olympic Sport
 
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Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 19:22:44 -0700 | humanitarian-news

The usual rubbish that comes out in the press before a big international sporting event is back, according to the New Internatonalist: journalists throughout the 'free' press are already salivating about the '40,000 (or some such large number) forced prostitutes'...
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Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 19:25:26 -0700 | humanitarian-news

Given the amount of money that has been thrown at male circumcision programs purporting to reduce HIV transmission from females to males, a small study reveals that more women than men have incorrect and dangerous views about the operation. However,...
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Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 19:26:44 -0700 | humanitarian-news

Bill Gates' 'Annual Letter' always makes depressing reading. That someone so single minded about making money and controlling as much as possible should understand so little about development is not as surprising as the fact that, for all his money,...
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Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 19:27:41 -0700 | humanitarian-news

There's an interview with Yash Tandon on Pambazuka.org that is well worth reading for people working in development or thinking of doing so. I find it relatively rare to hear what Africans really think of development. My aim in coming...
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Moshi :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 19:30:15 -0700 | humanitarian-news

I recently moved from a job as grant proposal writer for an NGO working in several different development areas to a similar job in a secondary boarding school for girls, which is being built in a country where many girls...
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Arusha :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 19:31:23 -0700 | humanitarian-news

I was intigued by the title of a Kenyan newspaper article: "When a Woman Feels She Is Not 'Rightfully Infected'". I thought that maybe someone was asking how they could have been infected with a virus that is not easy...
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Breaking News: To Reduce HIV Transmission From Mothers to Children, Reduce Transmission to Women
 
Posted by: Simon Collery

Arusha :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 19:32:53 -0700 | humanitarian-news

In the many articles about eliminating (or virtually eliminating) mother to child transmission of HIV (MTCT), the one strategy I haven't heard mentioned seems like it might be the simplest and most effective of all: eliminate, or at least reduce,...
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Arusha :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 19:34:35 -0700 | humanitarian-news

The issue of whether use of hormonal contraceptives such as Depo Provera may increase risk of HIV transmission in both directions (from male to female and from female to male) has cropped up on this blog a couple of times...
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Breaking News: Following Pepin, We Have a Duty to Rethink the HIV Orthodoxy
 
Posted by: Simon Collery

Arusha :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 19:36:10 -0700 | humanitarian-news

On page 9 of Pepin's book 'The Origins of AIDS', he writes: "The earliest evidence of HIV in East Africa comes from Nairobi in 1980-1 where 1% of patients with STDs and 5% of sex workers were HIV-1 infected. Just...
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Arusha :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 19:37:48 -0700 | humanitarian-news

It's discomfiting to hear that Uganda's male circumcision program is being described as 'failing' by a journalist. However, what the journalist actually says about the program is that they really haven't a clue how it is going. Of course, the...
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Breaking News: Is it Already Too Late For People to Reconsider this Circumcision Farce in Africa?
 
Posted by: Simon Collery

Arusha :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-27 23:14:07 -0700 | humanitarian-news

According to an article on IRIN's PlusNews there is 'good progress' being made in the male circumcision program in Tanzania, which presumably means that they are going to get away with performing hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of operations, knowing...
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