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Iraq's Orphans Left to the Kindness of Strangers

...l the only thing that keeps this growing number of orphans off the streets is the kindness of strangers. In ...da al-Sadr, Husham Hassan, 37, cares for around 30 orphans in a home funded by private donations. Prior to opening the "Safety House," Hassan worked for anoth...

World Bank Loans Kenya 80 Million Dollars to Boost War on AIDS

...each the five million people in Kenya - especially orphans and young women - who are directly and indirectly affected and made very vulnerable by the disease," said Colin Bruce, the bank's representative in Kenya, in the statement. Britain's Department for International Development (DfID) is also expected ...

HIV Awareness Hazy in 73% of Youth

... includes street children, adolescent sex workers, orphans and migrants, who are not in a position to avail the treatment services and hence are at the doorstep of disease. In the scenario, it is important to equip youth with knowledge so that they can be masters of their own destiny. And to enable this, k...

'Father' of Aids Orphans in Kenya Dies

...o court in 2004 for refusing to admit HIV-positive orphans to primary schools, but also for his sacrifice and...n have been orphaned due to AIDS, and some 300,000 orphans are themselves HIV-positive. "It is very unfortunate that D'Agostino has died before fulfilling one...

Massive expansion of Anti-AIDS programme in Southern Africa

...lion people with prevention messages; over 460,000 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) with support; and 250,000 infected people with home-based care, but our plan can only materialise if our appeal is met," said Kapila. Fran?oise Le Goff, said, "This initiative is just one example of what the Federation...

Expulsion of two HIV positive boys from Gujarat Orphanage

...nteer and a distant relative. "The boys are like orphans because their mother is dead and their father is mentally unstable. Their uncle said he cannot take care of them and got them admitted to the hostel," said Pande, who heads KNPP. "However they were frequently ill and a blood test showed they are HI...

Clinton, Gates Highlight Treatment, Discrimination of AIDS

...okeswoman Helga Kuhn told the conference that AIDS orphans were the "problem of the future", as the organisation predicts there will be almost 16 million AIDS orphans by 2010, up from 12 million at the end of 2005. A new Unicef report highlights the horrendous cycl...

Church to Have an Active Role in the Prevention of AIDS

...s led. Some churches have undertaken care for AIDS orphans or children of debilitated parents. Others lobby governments and international agencies on behalf of the worst-hit communities. In addition all can pray for physical healing, for spiritual enlightenment, and for the healing of prejudices and misconce...

Unicef Appeals To Prioritize Children In Fight Against AIDs

The UNICEF has urged that the orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) need to be prioritized in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.// In their new report, 'A Call to Action: Children, the Missing Face of AIDS', Unicef called for renewed vigour to tackle the distress of children and also ...

Global War Against AIDS May Fail Target, Warns UN

...ed people are under age 25. There are 15 million orphans whose parents were lost to the epidemic. Every day around the world, AIDS kills 8,000 people, and another 14,000 people become infected, the UN said. Despite intensified efforts to prevent infection and treat AIDS patients, the epidemic has struc...

Cure For Pompe Disease

...medicines against such disease collectively called orphans disease. The drug after passing through a variety of tests and trails has won the federal approval to sell the drug in the market. Genzyme officials said that the dug Myozyme, would cost about $200,000 to $300,000 a year. The disease incidence is le...

Zimbabwe To Get £22-Million For Support Of AIDS/HIV Childre

...distant relatives or into extended families. The orphans and vulnerable are being readily absorbed into poor households living around the rural areas. Out of this, more than 50% of the households had not received any form of financial support to take care of AIDS/HIV afflicted children. Although a drop in ...

UNICEF To Launch A Programme For Zimbabwe Children

...e for vulnerable children. More than 90 percent of orphans were absorbed into extended families, sometimes ev...f five households even in the poorest belt take in orphans at the cost of adding to their economic burden. They claim that less than half of these people recei...

Red Cross Says Fund Boost and Awareness Are the Main Ingredients to Fight AIDS

...ate sector and international community support for orphans and children. Le Goff said it was looking after mo...than 50 000 home-based patients and around 100 000 orphans made vulnerable by the disease in the region. But statistics show that about 25,8 million people are...

The AIDS Pandemic May Orphan 18 Million African Children By 2010

...ld dies of HIV and AIDS. There are also 15 million orphans that are children who have lost one or both parents to AIDS, creating a tremendous problem in the highest prevalence countries, particularly those in southern Africa,' said Veneman. The AIDS pandemic is dangerous than what is foreseen at the moment...

Doubts Over China's HIV/AIDS Estimates

...i Heng Foundation, which provides services to AIDS orphans in China" says that many people in the country hide their status to avoid social stigma. "To me it is hard to believe [the report is] revising downward. It is certainly not what I see as a front-line, grassroots AIDS worker," it said. Odilon Couzin, ...

AIDS Afflicted Children Abandoned

...er 21 million adolescents and children will become orphans due to AIDS. ...

African Conference to Combat AIDS

...IDS also affects children as many of them are left orphans by the disease, which is taking a heavy toll of the productive population. Nigeria alone has 1.8 million children who have lost one or both parents due to AIDS. The mother to child transmission of the virus also affects children, and 50% of such chil...

Tanzanian Government Sanctions $20 Million For AIDS Arug

...ons an estimated 12% of the country’s children are orphans as they lost their parents due to AIDS. Tanzania has planned to provide free anti-retroviral drugs (drugs which acts against HIV) to 500,000 HIV/AIDS patients within a period of five years. This year 44,000 patients in Tanzania will get anti-retrov...

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