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SOUTH AFRICA: Treatment programme by numbers

SOUTH AFRICA: Treatment programme by numbers

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 30, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 30 November 2012 (IRIN) - South Africa has recently made huge strides in HIV treatment, scaling-up the number of people on antiretroviral (ARV) drugs while also improving its national treatment guidelines.

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THAILAND: Question marks over new approach to drug-users

THAILAND: Question marks over new approach to drug-users

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 23, 2012 0

BANGKOK 23 November 2012 (IRIN) - In September 2011, the government of Thailand moved to try and decrease the number of drug-users by 80 percent by adopting a more “softly, softly” approach, rather

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HIV/AIDS: Despite progress, HIV efforts fall short

HIV/AIDS: Despite progress, HIV efforts fall short

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 20, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 20 November 2012 (IRIN) - Record progress in reducing the number of new HIV infections and lowering the numbers of people dying from AIDS-related causes indicate that the end of AIDS is

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MYANMAR: Growing number of Kachin IDPs

MYANMAR: Growing number of Kachin IDPs

October 29, 2012 0

WAIMAW 29 October 2012 (IRIN) - Ongoing sporadic fighting in northern Myanmar between government forces and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) is pushing up the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs). >

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FOOD: How good is the new hunger data?

FOOD: How good is the new hunger data?

October 11, 2012 0

ADDIS ABABA 11 October 2012 (IRIN) - After years of criticism, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced it is exploring new ways to measure “hunger”, “undernourishment” and “food insecurity” -

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SOUTH AFRICA: Smells like a bargain – money-saving biogas

SOUTH AFRICA: Smells like a bargain – money-saving biogas

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 26, 2012 0

CAPE TOWN 26 September 2012 (IRIN) - With the number of people in Africa’s urban centres expected to grow rapidly in the next few decades, municipal waste and its disposal could pose a

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Analysis: Zimbabwe – crisis over?

Analysis: Zimbabwe – crisis over?

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

JOHANNESBURG/HARARE 12 September 2012 (IRIN) - At the height of Zimbabwe’s humanitarian crisis in 2002/2003, more than seven million people were in need of food aid. A decade later, the number of people

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INDONESIA: Mixed progress on reducing child malnutrition

INDONESIA: Mixed progress on reducing child malnutrition

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 30, 2012 0

JAKARTA 30 August 2012 (IRIN) - While Indonesia in relative terms is cutting the number of malnourished children under the age of five, wasting and stunting - especially in certain pockets of the

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SOMALIA: Political transition could be deadly for journalists

SOMALIA: Political transition could be deadly for journalists

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 16, 2012 0

MOGADISHU 16 August 2012 (IRIN) - The recent murders of two Somali journalists have brought to 10 the number of media workers killed in the country since December 2011.

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WEST AFRICA: Cleaner toilets to save slums from cholera

WEST AFRICA: Cleaner toilets to save slums from cholera

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 16, 2012 0

FREETOWN/CONAKRY/ACCRA/DAKAR 16 August 2012 (IRIN) - Aid agencies are scrambling to treat thousands of cholera patients in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, where the number of infections is mounting by over 250 per day.

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