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Breaking News: Population Control: Propaganda is Not Information
   
Posted by: Simon Collery

Dar es Salaam :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 18:08:57 -0700 | humanitarian-news

Ida Odinga, writing for Kenya's The Star newspaper gets it right: an estimated 7,700 women dying each year from pregnancy related complications means the "need to address safe motherhood [is] a human rights imperative". But Kenya's Public Health Permanent Secretary,...
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Breaking News: HIV Policy: Can Science Be Apolitical?
   
Posted by: Simon Collery

Dar es Salaam :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 18:19:10 -0700 | humanitarian-news

Several times I have been taken to task for, among other things, using the term 'HIV industry', as if there is some homogeneous group of people beetling away in the field of HIV who all think pretty much the same...
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Posted by: Simon Collery

Dar es Salaam :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 18:25:12 -0700 | humanitarian-news

It's a very misleading title: 'Contraception for the 215 Million Women Who Want It'. It turns out that 215 million is the number of women "who want – but do not have – access to or information about modern contraception"....
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Posted by: Simon Collery

Dar es Salaam :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 19:48:41 -0700 | humanitarian-news

Tanzanians and other Africans seem to be worrying a lot about reductions in foreign aid and what conditions will need to be met in order to receive whatever is available. But they don't seem to be paying much attention to...
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Posted by: Simon Collery

Dar es Salaam :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 20:06:03 -0700 | humanitarian-news

In the light of current enthusiasm for 'treatment as prevention (or 'is' prevention or some other permutation)', it's sobering to read an article from the US entitled 'Only 28% of HIV patients have condition under control'. The idea of treatment...
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Breaking News: UNAIDS Fesses Up a Little About Non-Sexual Risks
   
Posted by: Simon Collery

Dar es Salaam :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 20:11:49 -0700 | humanitarian-news

Guarding against transmission of HIV through blood transfusions has been found to ‘offer high returns’, which will be comforting for those who face especially high risk from such incidents. Blood transfusions are by no means the only route to HIV...
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Posted by: Simon Collery

Dar es Salaam :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-28 02:00:34 -0700 | humanitarian-news

It's a relief to hear that there are some people working with HIV who are willing to speak out against the apparent assumption that treatment is prevention, that all we need to do is substantially increase the number of people...
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Posted by: Simon Collery

Dar es Salaam :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 20:28:48 -0700 | humanitarian-news

Westerners’ obsession with population control in developing countries at all costs can be hard to fathom. Tens of millions of aid dollars are spent on Depo Provera and similar hormonal contraceptives, alone, which have long been known to be unsafe....
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Breaking News: World Bank: Health Personnel Are Superfluous to Health
   
Posted by: Simon Collery

Dar es Salaam :: Tanzania | updated 2012-07-26 20:33:54 -0700 | humanitarian-news

There has been a lot of media coverage of countries such as Tanzania (Uganda, Ghana and others) calling David Cameron's bluff on his insistance that British foreign aid should be cut to countries that have laws prohibiting homosexuality. They have...
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Breaking News: Sex and the City star contributing on Horn crisis
   
Posted by: rehanhassankhanlivecom

Dar es Salaam :: Tanzania | updated 2012-11-02 19:02:50 -0700 | humanitarian-news

The Sex and the City star was travelling in Tanzania with the charity as part of her long term commitment as an Oxfam Ambassador. When she heard about the scale of the disaster in the Horn of Africa, she decided...
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