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A Rwandese radio programme, supported by the British NGO Health Unlimited and based on an "Edutainment" approach, has been broadcasted over the past four years with the aim of improving health conditions in developing countries.
Background In the framework of the Well Women Media Project, Uruana, a 15 minute-long radio soap, has been running for four years. The idea being to promote positive attitudes and behaviour towards women’s sexual and reproductive healthcare through an (...)
A new report released by UNAIDS indicates that the HIV epidemic is slowing or stabilising in many regions. Yet women and young people remain at particular risk of HIV infection. The report calls on governments to improve status of women.
Low knowledge about transmission and ways of prevention
The UNAIDS ’2008 Report on the global AIDS Epidemic’ shows that although young people are waiting longer before becoming sexually active, many still do not have accurate information on (...)
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World AIDS Day was celebrated on 1 December 2007 to remember the victims of the most terrific virus epidemics ever recorded. To date, 25 million people are died throughout the world and 33.2 million are living with HIV/AIDS. After exploring the activities undertaken by Health Commissioner Marcos Kyprianou at the European level, this article will highlight the campaigns undertaken by the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG), an EPHA member, in relation to the event.
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The three year, European wide collaboration on sexual and reproductive rights for young people through the ’SAFE Project’ came to an end at a closing conference in Brussels on 8/9 October 2007.
The European Commission funded project, “Sexual Awareness for Europe (SAFE): A European Partnership to promote the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of young people”, was a partnership between the International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (...)
The International Planned Parenthood Federation launched a successful advocacy action to re-integrate family planning and reproductive rights in the World Bank’s draft Strategy on Health, Nutrition and Population. The article has been written by Lut Joris, from IPPF-European Network
Mid April alarming news came to light regarding the World Bank’s draft Health, Nutrition and Population Strategy (part of a Worldwide Health Strategy for the Bank). Sources within the World Bank (...)
The new Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) has been launched in March 2007. It will replace and builds on the work of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) with three key functions: to collect information and data; provide advice to the European Union and its Member States and promote dialogue with civil society to raise public awareness of fundamental rights.
The FRA will become fully operational in 2008. At the moment, the European Commission is drafting the (...)
In line with Women’s International Day on the 8th March 2007, The World Health Organisation (WHO) has decided to focus on women’s health. WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan has vowed to improve the health of women everywhere. WHO has also recently published a report on Gender equality, work and health: A review of the evidence (2006), which summarises evidence regarding the relationship between gender inequality and health and safety problems related to work.
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