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

May 22, 2012


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 […]

FACT #4: Children Orphaned by AIDS

December 1, 2011


One of the biggest effects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic is on a country’s social fabric due to the number of children that have been orphaned as a result of AIDS. To date, 16.6 million children around the world have lost their parents due to HIV. Around 14.8 million of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa. In […]

Slut Walking

November 30, 2011


SlutWalk is part of a worldwide grassroots movement challenging rape culture and victim-blaming. What does this mean? Well, it means that when you make comments such as: “She was drunk”, “She was wearing a short skirt?” or “What did she expect dressed like that?”, YOU are blaming the vicitim instead of the perpetrator. FACT: Sexual […]

FACT #2: number of AIDS-related deaths

November 29, 2011


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


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 […]

HIV is Still Here

November 24, 2011


Today is the first day of HIV awareness week held each year from 24 November to 1 December, ending with World AIDS Day on 1 December.   The theme for World AIDS Day 2011 is ‘HIV is still here’.  2011 marks the 30th anniversary of the first reported case of AIDS and the 20th anniversary of […]

Runway for a Reason

November 21, 2011


Violence against women is a universal problem. However, it is far worse in developing countries where women have a much lower social status than men. From a health perspective, violence against women can lead to several adverse long-term effects ranging from psychological trauma, gynaecological disorders, unwanted pregnancies, premature labour and birth and increase in sexually […]