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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Experts warn about problems in sending aid to Myanmar

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 10:34am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Governments and agencies must be wary of flooding Myanmar with well-intentioned but ill-targeted aid, experts warned on Thursday, admonishing the global community to “first do no harm.” With the once pariah country approaching the second anniversary of the government of President Thein Sein, foreign aid is pouring into the country as it embarks ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The Chinese media- and its role in ending HIV discrimination

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 05:16pm by Michel Sidibé

    ... is one such case, and has been extended to more than 200,000 people across China. Progress in the Aids response in China means progress for the world, and to see such progress in such a short ...

  3. News - World - MEDICINE

    HIV-infected baby still free of virus at age of three, say US researchers

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 09:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Press in Washington Specialists say powerful doses of drugs appear to have created situation of 'sustained remission' HIV-infected baby still free of virus at age of 3 A girl who was treated for HIV shortly after birth still shows ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    HIV treatment should begin earlier, says UN health agency

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 01:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Geneva

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Nearly 10 million more people infected with the AIDS virus now meet medical standards for receiving HIV drugs, according to revised UN guidelines released ... the 32-year AIDS epidemic, they acknowledged. “Treating people with HIV earlier... can both keep them healthy and lowers the amount of virus in the blood, which reduces the risk of passing ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Aids day in Central brings understanding to disease

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Thousands gather in Central to promote reality of living with Aids and to fight discrimination Aids day brings understanding to disease Over 2,000 people from more than 30 organisations stood in the pouring rain to promote Aids prevention and anti-discrimination in Central yesterday. The 10th Aids Festival, organised by the St John's Cathedral ...

  6. News - Asia

    Laws in Asia hindering Aids fight, say UN health officials

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... laws that hinder the battle against HIV and Aids by discriminating against high-risk groups and deterring them from seeking treatment. Steven Kraus, the UNAids director for Asia ... Kraus said on the sidelines of the International Aids Society meeting in Kuala Lumpur. Michel Kazatchkine, the UN's special envoy for HIV/Aids in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, said ...

  7. News - World - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Sacked PR chief Justine Sacco says sorry for Aids tweet

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 01:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Sacked PR chief says sorry for Aids tweet A sacked former PR executive apologised yesterday after causing a storm with a controversial tweet that mocked Aids victims. Justine Sacco said she was sorry for the "pain" her comments had caused. Her original tweet read: "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get Aids. Just kidding. ...

  8. News - World - PUBLIC FUNDS

    Britain's continuing aid to China- £27 million last year- prompts questions

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 10:08am by Peter Simpson

    ... that China, the world’s second-largest economy, received millions of pounds in aid – despite the fact it had just funded a lavish space mission. Figures leaked to a national newspaper within hours ... financial assistance to “wealthy China”. “The public will be rightly horrified that we are still wasting money on aid to China,” Tory parliament member Peter Bone told the Daily Mail, which obtained ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    UN urges more aid for Philippine typhoon recovery

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 03:08pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community Sunday to ramp up aid for the Philippines’ typhoon reconstruction, saying “we must not allow this to be another forgotten crisis.” Ban met with key ambassadors stationed in Manila at the end of his three-day visit and urged donor countries to provide more aid in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, ...

  10. Sport - Soccer

    EU targets Real and Barca over ‘illegal’ state aid

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 10:36am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Brussels The European Commission will begin disciplinary action against seven Spanish clubs including Real Madrid and Barcelona over possible illegal state aid, Spanish foreign ... benefited from favourable tax treatment, Garcia-Margello said. The commission was also probing Real over their training facilities at Valdebebas near Madrid’s main airport and Bilbao over aid ...




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