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Transforming "Brain Drain" into "Brain Gain"

12 March 2009 The migration of highly skilled human resources is a growing problem in Lebanon. The Lebanese government and many policy-makers, concerned by this "brain drain" have been trying to attract the national expatriates back to their home country to participate in their nation bumore

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Tunisia: Changing the world in three simple steps: volunteer, inspire, advocate

Young Doctors Without Borders is a Tunisian NGO founded in 1993, whose principal mission is to participate in the improvement of the quality of life in Tunisia in general, and more specifically in its most impoverished areas. Activities include health caravans, community-based health education or amore

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UNDP and the UK boost Cooperation in Supporting of the Health Care Center in Bekaa Area

“Despite the poverty we are living in, the center has helped me and my kids a lot especially that getting medical care in Lebanon is too expensive.” Said Soua’d Al Shridi, a 32 year-old Syrian beneficiary and a mother of nine kids. Another Lebanese mother who refused to give us personal informationmore

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UNDP helps Syria achieve tuberculosis breakthrough

09 March 2011 Support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has increased success in target areas of a programme by the Government of Syria to bring down national TB infection rates. The rate of nationwide TB prevamore

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Using radio programmes to increase community awareness about HIV and AIDS

Sakariye recently had the opportunity to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS-related issues through his radio show after participating in a HIV media project where he helped develop 15 radio messages on HIV and AIDS. ‘‘My experience in this training has been rewarding. The most interesting part wasmore

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VCT centers ensuring universal access to testing and treatment

  “The social aspect of HIV is the worst aspect of the disease,” explains counselor Nahla Mahjoub Al-Zubair who works as a social counselor in the Voluntary and Counseling and Testing Center (VCT) in Khartoum North Hospital. She further adds, “The VCT center is usually approached by 25-30 cliemore

Mobility, Migration and HIV Vulnerability
Mobility, Migration and HIV Vulnerability of Populations along the Ports of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

The report provides a literature review and updated situational analysis of the HIV vulnerability factors experienced by key populations in Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

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