Public Health

Online Game for HIV Prevention Is Launched By UNICEF In Swahili:“Ungefanyaje”

UNICEF launched its first interactive feature in Swahili on October 30,2006. It is an online game that empowers young people to make good life choices about and prevent HIV. 

Optometrist Akio Kanai of Japan Receives Refugee Award for Work to Improve Eyesight of Thousands of Displaced People

A Japanese optometrist, Akio Kanai, M.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fuji Optical, who has won the world’s top award for assisting refugees has pledged to pour the prize money back into the work that led to the honour – working with the United Nations refugee agency to help displaced vision-impaired people in Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Health Ministers Adopt Plan to Ensure Universal Access to Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Africa

Ministers of health and delegates from 48 African countries who met in Maputo, Mozambique on September 22, 2006, unanimously agreed that the right to health is under serious threat in Africa, and that poor sexual and reproductive health is a leading killer.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) studies show good outcomes in antiretroviral treatment (ART) of children living with HIV/AIDS

Two new studies released by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) at the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto last week demonstrate good outcomes in antiretroviral treatment (ART) of children living with HIV/AIDS across a wide array of resource-poor settings, but also show that pediatric drug formulations are excessively overpriced, costing up to six times more than adult equivalents.

Survey Shows Remittances From Britain To Developing Countries Emerging As A Growing Counter To Poverty

Remittances Do More Than Investments: "We recognise that people in the UK from other parts of Asia and the world bring huge benefits to their country," Gareth Thomas, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) minister for international development told IPS.

119 Countries will Participate in Clean Up the World campaign Aug 2, 2006, 14:03

Some 500 organizations, ranging from local community groups and schools to nationwide campaigns and government departments from 119 countries, will participate in the annual Clean Up the World Weekend on 15-17 September 2006.

New Blog Joins United Nations Food Force Video Game In Battle Against Hunger

Fresh from the global success of the world’s first humanitarian video game designed to arouse children’s interests in the challenges of fighting hunger, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced on June 8th the launch of a blog, an interactive internet chat site, that allows youngsters to talk directly to aid workers on the battle’s frontlines.       

United Nations-Backed Global Fund Says Investment In Treatment And Prevention Pays Off

The number of people being treated for HIV/AIDS through resources provided by the United Nations-backed Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has risen to more than half a million, while programmes it has supported to distribute insecticide-treated bed nets in malaria-plagued countries are now reaching more than 11 million people, officials reported.

“Food Force” World's Leading Humanitarian Video Game Reaches Four Million: Available As Free Internet Download

Twelve months after its launch, the world’s first humanitarian video game about hunger is being celebrated as an unprecedented success story.

Over 700,000 People In 118 Countries Walk To Deliver A Message: Child Hunger Has No Place In This World And Citizens Working Together Can Root It Out.

On Sunday 21 May, more than 760.000 people in 118 countries and 420 locations, across 24 time zones, participated in “Fight Hunger: Walk the World.”  People came out in force to deliver a message: child hunger has no place in this world and citizens working together can root it out.

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