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UGANDA: Worrying HIV levels among civil servants

UGANDA: Worrying HIV levels among civil servants

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 12, 2012 0

KAMPALA 12 October 2012 (IRIN) - HIV prevalence among public servants in Uganda is 16.3 percent, more than twice the national average, according to a recently released assessment of the epidemic among the

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NIGERIA: Worst flooding in decades

NIGERIA: Worst flooding in decades

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 10, 2012 0

WARRI/LAGOS 10 October 2012 (IRIN) - Some 1.3 million Nigerians have been displaced and 431 have died in what the authorities say is the worst flooding in over 40 years, with 30 of

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PAKISTAN: Quality education still a long way off

PAKISTAN: Quality education still a long way off

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 9, 2012 0

ISLAMABAD 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - As evening approaches in the centre of Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, children gather at a small playground, chatting and laughing. It is a scene played out in countless

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HIV/AIDS: Free ARVs for all in the UK

HIV/AIDS: Free ARVs for all in the UK

October 8, 2012 0

LONDON 08 October 2012 (IRIN) - On the first day of October, a law change enabled everyone in England, regardless of their immigration status, to obtain free treatment for HIV and AIDS. This

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HIV/AIDS: Free ARVs for all in England

HIV/AIDS: Free ARVs for all in England

October 8, 2012 0

LONDON 08 October 2012 (IRIN) - On the first day of October, a law change enabled everyone in England, regardless of their immigration status, to obtain free treatment for HIV and AIDS. This

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KENYA: Major measles vaccine campaign planned

KENYA: Major measles vaccine campaign planned

October 4, 2012 0

NAKURU 04 October 2012 (IRIN) - The Kenyan government is set to conduct a "mop-up" vaccination campaign against measles following an outbreak of the disease in several areas of the country.

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ZIMBABWE: Life without a destination

ZIMBABWE: Life without a destination

October 3, 2012 0

GOROMONZI 03 October 2012 (IRIN) - For more than a decade, farm worker Maria Bhamu, 48, and her 10-year-old grandson have wandered across Zimbabwe's Mashonaland East Province, enduring a string of evictions in

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SOMALIA: Dangers for journalists grow as new government takes hold

SOMALIA: Dangers for journalists grow as new government takes hold

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 28, 2012 0

MOGADISHU 28 September 2012 (IRIN) - The situation of journalists in Somalia is becoming increasingly precarious as the country struggles to put behind it years of lawlessness following the recent successful election of

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KENYA: Irrigation catches on

KENYA: Irrigation catches on

September 28, 2012 0

KILIFI 28 September 2012 (IRIN) - After years of devastating crop failures due to drought and erratic rainfall, smallholders in Kenya - who comprise the bulk of the country’s farmers - are increasingly

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KENYA: Government launches new guidelines to contain black fever

KENYA: Government launches new guidelines to contain black fever

September 27, 2012 0

NAIROBI 27 September 2012 (IRIN) - The Kenyan government has launched guidelines for the treatment and prevention of visceral leishmaniasis, also known as kala azar or black fever, in a move government officials

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