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MDG6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases

MDG6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases
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Prevention and control of HIV/AIDS among children

Dec 02, 2010 04:22 PM UNICEF’s latest publication Children and AIDS: Fifth Stocktaking Report 2010 urges to focus on children while building any strategy for the prevention and control of HIV/ AIDS. This is the key to achieve an HIV/AIDS free generation.
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HIV positive women run eatery, live with zeal

Dec 01, 2010 03:17 PM In a small town in Tamil Nadu, India, a duo of HIV positive women successfully run an eatery. The example has helped generate awareness for the disease besides gaining social acceptance of people with HIV/AIDS in the region.
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Pakistan: Civil society urges HIV/AIDS education in shools

Dec 01, 2010 11:36 AM National AIDS Control Programme, Plan International, UN Education and Red Crescent Society launched a fifteen-day campaign under the theme of ‘universal access and human rights’ in Pakistan on the occasion of World AIDS Day. Panelists at the event urged the government to allocate budget for education and awareness about the disease.
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AIDS: Impact on economic growth low but high on direct welfare costs in South Asia

Dec 01, 2010 11:34 AM “While the impact of HIV and AIDS on economic growth is small in South Asia, the welfare cost on individuals and families is by no means negligible,” says Mariam Claeson, World Bank HIV and AIDS Coordinator for South Asia. AIDS accounts for 1.5% of all deaths in South Asia and about 2% of all deaths in India.
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"De-criminalise homosexuality, sex-work to address HIV/AIDS"

Dec 01, 2010 11:34 AM “AIDS needs to be normalised, made treatable and the stigma attached to it be addressed comprehensively,” says Prasada Rao, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of UNAIDS. He emphasised the importance of de-criminalising injecting drug use, sex work, male to male sex to create an enabling environment to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS in South Asia.
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Fact Sheets: Status of HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in South Asia

Dec 01, 2010 11:33 AM Published by the World Health Organization, these country wise fact sheets provide the most comprehensive data on HIV/AIDS related indicators in the region.

India registers 50% decline HIV/AIDS cases in a decade

Nov 25, 2010 11:11 AM A UNAIDS report hails India for a 50% reduction in fresh cases of HIV/AIDS over the decade. The report also applauds Indian pharmaceutical companies for supplying first line drugs to countries in Africa at affordable prices.
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Preventing drug abuse, HIV in northeast India

Oct 05, 2010 02:51 PM A centre to prevent HIV by motivating people to go for testing and commit to safe sex practices has been started in the north-eastern state of Manipur. Those who wish to give up drugs are counselled and provided therapies for the same.

India: Steady decrease in HIV/AIDS prevalence recorded

Sep 16, 2010 11:40 AM The National AIDS Control Organisation of India has confirmed a steady fall in the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among adults since 2004. The epidemic is said to have stabilised in four high-prevalence states but is rising in other moderate to low prevalence areas, NACO said.
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'Nukkad Natak' - street plays for AIDS awareness

Aug 27, 2010 04:15 PM A theatre group in the state of Uttar Pradesh in eastern India performs street plays based on social issues. The troupe, in partnership with the special AIDS awareness train, currently focuses on sensitising local people about HIV/AIDS.
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Global AIDS conference all set to take off

Jul 06, 2010 11:40 AM Rights here, Right Now, the theme for the 18th annual International AIDS Conference will focus on action and accountability, besides rights to fight HIV/AIDS. More than 25,000 scientists, government leaders, and activists will assess the successes and failures of the global AIDS response and work towards expanding services.
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New tool for gender responsive HIV intervention

Jan 18, 2010 11:54 AM Recognising that gender inequality is a major driver of the AIDS epidemic, the World Health Organisation has come out with a new tool that guides health care providers on bettering the gender-responsive aspect in their day to day HIV interventions.
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Indian doctors discriminating against HIV patients

Nov 30, 2009 05:40 PM It has been found that the HIV patients are being discriminated against. Discrimination hurts most when it comes from healthcare settings because people who go to hospitals are already in physical distress or pain, writes S. Mohammad Afsar, ILO Technical Specialist (HIV/AIDS), South Asia on the eve of World AIDS Day.
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HIV to blame for South Africans dying younger

Nov 24, 2009 11:05 AM HIV/AIDS is showing up as the leading cause of deaths in South Africa. This also correlates with lower life expectancy rates and is found in combination with other diseases such as TB and influenza, say the findings of an annual survey by the South African Institute of Race Relations.
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Uganda food crisis hits fight against HIV

Oct 27, 2009 03:48 PM The food crisis in Uganda is taking its toll on the fight against HIV/AIDS. Those living with the dreaded disease are beginning to reduce their dosages of antiretroviral drugs, as these are harmful if taken empty stomach.
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New initiative in India to train people on AIDS

Oct 08, 2009 06:42 PM A number of individuals continue to be hounded from their jobs because of their HIV/AIDS status in India. On the World Day for Decent Work, the ILO and the India Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS came together to release a unique advocacy guide that sensitises people on the disease.
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UNAIDS to keep babies HIV-free in Africa

Sep 22, 2009 11:58 AM UNAIDS and the Millennium Villages Project, together with local governments in African countries, have joined hands to curb mother-to-child HIV transmission. In 2007, there were 370,000 cases of such transmissions in Sub-Saharan Africa in comparison to less than 100 in the whole of Western Europe.
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Fighting HIV at workplace in India

Sep 11, 2009 06:33 PM ILO launched a three-day workshop in the Indian capital earlier this week to share the experiences from its project on tackling HIV/AIDS at workplace. It has recommended integration of prevention programmes with other welfare strategies to make them sustainable and cost-effective.
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Muslim leaders in Asia join fight against AIDS

Sep 11, 2009 11:12 AM Muslim religious leaders in South and Southeast Asia may seem too conservative to promote the message of safe sex to combat HIV/AIDS, but community-based organisations with the help of imams and young social entrepreneurs are now working hard to change that image.
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HIV-positive women get user rights to till land

Sep 09, 2009 05:44 PM In southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, 20 HIV positive women are toiling the land in the hope of promising dividends. Suzlon Foundation, a multinational company, under its corporate social responsibility initiative, has given the user rights to till 46 acres of land to these women.
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