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Despite new rules, for Mumbai acid attack victim the wait for justice continues

Oct 13, 2014

Despite new rules, for Mumbai acid attack victim the wait for justice continues

Despite steps taken last year to help wipe out the scourge and improve financial aid for survivors, for acid attack victims like Reshma little has changed. #ToTheContrary #Crimes against women #Financial aid #Acid attack #acid attack victim #Reshma #Supreme Court rules for Acid attack victims
Jammu and Kashmir govt seeks Rs 44,000 crores aid from Centre for flood relief

Oct 11, 2014

Jammu and Kashmir govt seeks Rs 44,000 crores aid from Centre for flood relief

Jammu and Kashmir has submitted a proposal to the central government, seeking aid of 44,000 crore rupees for the rehabilitation of flood affected people. #India #Jammu and Kashmir #NewsTracker #Omar Abdullah #Srinagar #NDRF #Financial aid #Jammu and Kashmir CM #Jammu and Kashmir Floods #relief works
Undercover sexuality What is it like to be gay in Uganda?

Oct 07, 2014

Undercover sexuality What is it like to be gay in Uganda?

The anti-gay law signed by Museveni in February has since been revoked on a technicality, but the pair have been charged under a 1950s penal code which remains in force and prescribes jail for those found guilty of homosexual acts. #US #ConnectTheDots #Gay #Lesbian #Africa #LGBT rights #Uganda #anti-gay law #Western Aid
Spread of HIV began from Congo's capital in 1920s, says new study

Oct 04, 2014

Spread of HIV began from Congo's capital in 1920s, says new study

The HIV pandemic began its global spread from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), says a study. #HIV #AIDS #HealthBuzz #Kinshasa #Congo #AIDS origin #HIV Origin #Democratic Republic of the Congo #HIV Pandemic
Pakistan to set record for highest number of polio cases this year

Oct 02, 2014

Pakistan to set record for highest number of polio cases this year

Pakistan is one of only three countries in the world where polio remains endemic but efforts to stamp it out have been badly hit in recent years by attacks on immunisation teams. #Pakistan #NewsTracker #WHO #World Health Organisation #polio #Vaccination #Polio aid workers #Physical Handicap

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India, US firms join hands to make HIV war affordable

Jul 12, 2011

India, US firms join hands to make HIV war affordable

A big US pharma company has finally taken proactive measures (learning from history no doubt) to license innovative drugs to lowcost drug makers in India so that they reach the people who need them the most. #Ranbaxy Laboratories #GeekSpeak #HIV/AIDS #Antiretroviral drug #Gilead Sciences
Breakthrough in AIDS battle How relevant for India?

May 16, 2011

Breakthrough in AIDS battle How relevant for India?

The new study on HIV/AIDS, which said treating infected people with antiretrovirals early on could stop infection transmission, sounds promising. However, early detection and the course of medication are still huge challenges. #HIV/AIDS #Health/Medical/Pharmaceuticals #Duesberg hypothesis #HIV