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Hope for HIV infetced

 Shukri* has been living with HIV for five years. Prior to infection, she never considered HIV/Aids seriously. So, when it happened, Shukri did not know how to handle it. First, she perceived those infected as being so immoral – now she was in the category. Secondly, her family isolated her. &n more

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AIDS in Gaza: "I know, so I am not afraid"

Fifty-year-old Um Mohammad, a mother of nine, has been living with HIV for 16 years in the Gaza Strip in the occupied Palestinian territory. She was nursing her baby girl when tests revealed she was HIV positive. “We found out that I got the HIV while I was still breastfeeding my youngest. I got it more

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Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) at the forefront in the AIDS response in the Arab region

The challenge of addressing universal access to treatment and human rights for people living with HIV, the theme of the World AIDS Day (WAD) 2010, cannot be achieved in the Arab Region without the support of respected religious leaders. In the Arab Region, where HIV/AIDS is a growing crisi more

Female religious leaders lead the fight against AIDS

Female religious leaders have taken a central role in the fight against AIDS in Somalia. This follows a series of trainings recently conducted by local organizations, with support from UNDP. In Somaliland, UNDP supported four training events for female religious leaders in Hargeisa, Borama, Berbera more

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Lesson on HIV/AIDS advocacy

December 5, 2007 Kober Prison inmate educates fellow prisoners through HIV/AIDS prevention cartoons. When Amir Suleiman was jailed at Kober Prison in Khartoum for bankruptcy last year, he did his best to avoid contact with the other inmates. But Amir, a 37-year-old father of three, soon realized more

Police recruits trained on HIV & AIDS

New police recruits that UNDP is training at the Armo Police Academy recently received basic police training for three months. Included in the training, on 15 May 2010 was a specific session  on HIV & AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).  Five hundred and fifty two Police& more

Protecting the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS

 Amina , a mother of seven who lives  with HIV in Hargeisa, Somaliland, and Omar , a father of nine, who tested HIV positive, have both recently been supported by the Legal Aid Clinic, based at the University of Hargeisa that is supported by UNDP. The Legal Aid project provides free legal more

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Students in South Darfur learn about AIDS

  “The first time I delivered a baby I felt so nervous. I thought can I or can’t I really do this?” says 18-year old Nafiza Abdallah as she sits outside her home in the small fishing village of Ofud in Blue Nile State. “But then I thought about my community and how I wanted to make it better, more

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 bu more

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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 a more

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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