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Boyfriend of US aid worker killed by IS says she lied to save him

Feb 16, 2015

Boyfriend of US aid worker killed by IS says she lied to save him

The guards told Kayla Mueller that her boyfriend would not be harmed if she told the truth, so she apparently stuck to honesty to save him rather than take the slim chance to save herself. #Syria #Egypt #TheySaidIt #islamic-state #aid worker #Kayla Mueller
Food hijack by Islamic State fuels debate over transparency of aid

Feb 05, 2015

Food hijack by Islamic State fuels debate over transparency of aid

The hijacking of United Nations aid deliveries by Islamic State fighters in Syria sparked outrage this week, reviving a debate about how humanitarian groups should work effectively to ensure crucial supplies reach victims in conflict zones. #NewsTracker #Aid #militants #islamic-state #UN aid #Humanitarian efforts
US plans to boost aid to Jordan to $1 billion per year

Feb 04, 2015

US plans to boost aid to Jordan to $1 billion per year

The United States on Tuesday announced plans to increase annual aid to Jordan to $1 billion from $660 million to help it pay for the cost of housing refugees from Iraq and Syria and of fighting Islamic State militants. #NewsTracker #Jordan #islamic-state #ISIL #IS #Boost Aid #one billion dollars
Obama proposes over $1 bn civil and military aid to 'strategically important' Pakistan

Feb 03, 2015

Obama proposes over $1 bn civil and military aid to 'strategically important' Pakistan

The key elements of the proposed budget include strengthening Pakistani military for its fight against extremism, safety of nuclear installation, stability in Afghanistan, economic development and improvement in ties with India. #World #Obama #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Aid #Economic development #Military Aid
Fear of HIV rise: Multiple states face condom shortages in India

Jan 30, 2015

Fear of HIV rise: Multiple states face condom shortages in India

This shortage of condoms being distributed by the government's AIDS control programme, is a big blow to numerous authorities that work to prevent the contraction of the disease. #India #NewsTracker #HIV #AIDS #RISE #State #officials #SHortage #Condoms #Treatment

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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