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GUEST POST: A day in life of Health Professional in Nepal

May 22, 2012

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Ever complained about the traffic on your way to work? How would you like to trek to work instead?! Nepal is full of amazing and dedicated health workers! *********** Namaste! I am a public health professional and I work for an NGO coordinating Maternal and Child Health Programs in one of Nepal’s 75 districts. For […]

Is it an employment opportunity? exploitation? or modern-day slavery?

February 26, 2012

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Slavery is a modern-day problem. It exists worldwide, even though laws against it exist in every country. Today, an estimated 27 million men, women, and children in the world are enslaved—physically confined or restrained and forced to work, or controlled through violence, or in some way treated as property. Factors that often lead to people […]

Malaria: Twice as many deaths

February 8, 2012

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New research from the University of Washington has found that worldwide malaria deaths may be twice as high as previously estimated. The study, published in The Lancet last week, reported that malaria was the underlying cause of death for 1.24 million people in 2010. [1] This is in contrast to the World Health Organization’s estimate […]

Naff? No thanks!

December 2, 2011

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I went shopping for a Secret Santa gift yesterday and all I could find was naff, naff and more naff!  ‘Naff’, for those of you who don’t know, refers to something that is rubbish and pointless, like the gifts you would find here.  Yes, of course I need a belly button brush… This Christmas, Say […]

FACT #3: HIV Causes AIDS

November 29, 2011

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It came to my attention (via a friend’s Facebook status) that the Foo Fighters played in Perth last night.  While I admit to having a crush on Dave Grohl at the age of 12, I can’t say I’m a fan of their music anymore.  Even worse than their music is their outrageous claim that HIV […]

FACT #2: number of AIDS-related deaths

November 29, 2011

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It is AIDS awareness week! and to add to our previous post on Facts about HIV/AIDS here is today’s fact: Since the pandemic started in the early 1980s, AIDS has claimed nearly 30 million lives In 2009, the estimated number of AIDS-related deaths around the world was 1.8 million, around 1.3 million of these deaths […]

FACT #1: People living with HIV/AIDS

November 25, 2011

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To add to Alicia’s post on HIV/AIDS, during AIDS Awareness Week, we thought it would be a good idea to give you (all our 7 subscribers!) short/quick HIV/AIDS facts: AIDS FACT #1:  People living with HIV/AIDS As the world enters into the 30th year of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the number of people living with HIV/AIDS […]