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  1. Abuse, poverty spur female infection rate

    Posted Feb 19th 2010, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... Cesar Chelala Aids is increasingly becoming a serious threat to women, especially in developing countries. According to the World Health Organisation, Aids-related illness is the leading cause of death and disease among women of reproductive age in low- a ...

  2. Rich India needs to lose weight, and find a heart

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the commission to revise its poverty definitions to reflect today's prices. In the cities, the commission says that a daily income of 32 rupees is adequate. It boggles the mind to think how the men ... even get a basic vegetable dish for 32 rupees. The only possible explanation is that the government wants to reduce the number of people living below the poverty line, thus allowing it to spend ...

  3. Mainland on course to achieve UN goals

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Humanitarian report finds progress in targets set on poverty and education The mainland is on track to achieving most of the goals it set four years ago on eradicating poverty and ensuring universal education. But more needs to be done to address problems such as HIV/Aids, the gender imbalance and environmental protection, a UN report released yesterday ...

  4. End Malaria

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to alleviate poverty; and Wired magazine founder Kevin Kelly, who says that if people are stealing your ideas, and they're doing it well... thank them. The book's driving force, Michael ...

  5. Urban Jungle

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... up in different impoverished countries, there was always one constant in their stories- disease, in particular malaria. Malaria causes poverty and poverty is a cause of malaria. My parents ... and when a mosquito bites them and moves on to a neighbour, it transmits the disease, so poverty causes malaria. In countries where the disease is endemic, up to 60 per cent of government spending ...

  6. The Elephanta Suite

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... and then a hairdresser. There are Audie and Beth Blunden, who so enjoy the physical benefits of their Ayurvedic health spa they all but miss the poverty in the surrounding villages. And then there is Alice, whose ...

  7. Security vacuum makes for a tinderbox

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... of international peacekeeping troops. More than 30,000 people remain displaced and sporadic violence continues. One gang member was beheaded two weeks ago. Recent history and poverty are at the roots ...

  8. Illegal organ trade thrives

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com An investigative report by an official newspaper has offered a rare glimpse into the illegal organ trade on the mainland and how poverty has driven young people to sell their kidneys for just 20,000 yuan. Donors, mostly migrant workers living in the Pearl River Delta region, sold their kidneys for a variety of reasons, including paying ...

  9. Mainland attitudes to HIV/Aids must change

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... scepticism is understandable. Were it just a matter of political will and money, the mainland's progress in combating HIV/Aids might be comparable with its huge strides in eradicating poverty ...

  10. Organ sales a big problem on mainland

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am writing about the growing black market for organ sales on the mainland, where poverty is a big problem. It is hard for the poor to earn a living with the few skills and little knowledge they have. They try to make money by selling their organs and blood. Unfortunately, the middleman keeps most of the money. Selling organs affects people's health, well-being ...




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