Namibia’s recently released second MDG Report 2008 finds that the country is making progress toward achieving some of the U.N. Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets.
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IRIN Examines Hardships Facing Parents, Guardians Of Children Living With HIV/AIDS IRIN examines the hardships parents and guardians of the estimated 170,000 Kenyan children currently infected with HIV often face. “Caregivers face the dilemma of how to disclose status to … [HIV-positive] children, and to whom,” as well as other…
On the News Hour Insider Forum, Ray Suarez interviews global health experts Michele Moloney-Kitts, assistant U.S. global AIDS coordinator, and Christine Lubinski, head of the Center for Global Health Policy and Advocacy about President Obama’s $63 billion global health initiative.
The journal Lancet Infectious Diseases examines whether President Obama is fulfilling his campaign promises to tackle HIV/AIDS abroad and at home.
IRIN examines a recent article in the journal Lancet that argues PEPFAR can do more to prevent the spread of HIV among injecting drug users (IDUs) in Africa.
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New York Times Examines Visa Laws Effects On People Living With HIV/AIDS The New York Times examines a recent report by the advocacy group Human Rights Watch that says visa restrictions for people living with HIV/AIDS have been shown to jeopardize their health. “About a third of the worldâ€™s countries…
The Senate on Friday confirmed President Obama’s U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator nominee Eric Goosby, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
CNN examines China’s efforts to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS by educating sex workers about the disease and prevention strategies.
To make way for a Ministry of Tourism garden, 20 families with HIV-positive members have been evicted from their homes and moved outside of the city, reports the Phnom Penh Post.
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Measles Vaccine Campaign Underway In Namibia Measles “continues to be the biggest killer of under-five children” in Namibia and a national campaign to vaccinate children is currently underway, reports Informante. Children will also receive polio vaccines and vitamin A supplements.Â Regional Governor Samuel “Nuuyoma said that these campaigns require a…