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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 […]

FACT #4: Children Orphaned by AIDS

December 1, 2011

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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

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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

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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 […]

HIV is Still Here

November 24, 2011

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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

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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 […]