Agriculture & Nutrition

A malnourished child at a health center in India.  Photo: BBC

HIV epidemic ‘is getting worse’

by BBC News November 21, 2006

Sub-Saharan Africa is still bearing the brunt of the HIV/Aids epidemic, a UNAids report has revealed. Almost three-quarters of deaths from Aids in 2006 occurred there and two-thirds of those living with HIV are in that area....

ZIMBABWE: Five year plan to battle HIV/AIDS on farms launched

by IRIN News November 16, 2006

Mali’s largest union sent a shot across the government’s bows on Monday by making good on a promise to hold a 24-hour strike, describing it as a “warning” and vowing to press on until its demands were met....

Why children die for lack of a toilet

by United Nations Development Program November 9, 2006

(Cape Town, November 9, 2006) Simply installing a flush toilet in the home increases by almost 60 percent a Peruvian child’s chances of surviving to her first birthday, according to data in the 2006 Human Development Report documenting the often-fatal consequences of inadequate sanitation in devel...

In South Africa, a dramatic shift on AIDS–treatment, prevention get new emphasis

by Craig Timberg Washington Post October 27, 2006

JOHANNESBURG -- The South African government is seeking to shake off years of international denunciation for its handling of the AIDS epidemic -- including a fixation on the supposed protective powers of beets and lemons -- while expanding treatment, testing and prevention programs, officials and ac...

World Health Organization backs DDT for malaria control, reversing 30 year policy

by BBC News September 15, 2006

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reversed a 30-year policy by endorsing the use of DDT for malaria control.The chemical is sprayed inside houses to kill malaria-carrying mosquitoes....

Africa gives ‘ABC’ mixed grades. AIDS abstinence plan raises awareness but has small effect on behavior.

by David Brown Washington Post August 15, 2006

TORONTO, Aug. 14 -- "ABC," the AIDS-prevention strategy widely promulgated both here and abroad, got a distinctly mixed report card as African countries reported their experiences to delegates at the 16th International AIDS Conference here....

Largess with clear limits: in Africa and elsewhere, Gates Foundation takes focused approach to giving.

by Craig Timberg Washington Post July 23, 2006

KHAYELITSHA, South Africa -- Bill and Melinda Gates came to the cramped tin shack of Nkosebaca Thingathinga one day this month to understand how the 61-year-old man had contracted tuberculosis -- a major focus of research for the couple's foundation -- an astounding four times. ...

U.N. group sets compromise on AIDS policy. Document sets no targets, cites risks to women.

by David Brown Washington Post June 5, 2006

UNITED NATIONS, June 2 -- Delegates to a United Nations conference on AIDS reached agreement Friday after difficult negotiations on a policy declaration that sets no targets for the number of people who should be treated and makes only indirect reference to high-risk groups such as homosexuals, pros...

Food or drugs? How famine and hunger compound Africa’s AIDS crisis.

by Karen Allen BBC News June 2, 2006

Delegates at the UN summit on Aids have been hammering out the finer details of a declaration to combat HIV/Aids.Meanwhile, 40 million people worldwide are living with the disease.In countries like Kenya, the prospect of getting anti-retroviral drugs is improving - there has been a six-fold increase...

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