World AIDS Day 2014 Theme

December 1 is celebrated as the World AIDS Day and the theme this year is: Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-Free Generation Arguably one of the most effective plans for global health awareness and Information, Education and Communication activities, the World AIDS Day is generally aimed at getting to zero: zero new infections, zero AIDS related deaths, and what is very important, zero discrimination.   At … Continue reading World AIDS Day 2014 Theme

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Monkeys Mar Malaysia’s March Against Malaria

Plasmodium knowlesi, a simian malariogenic parasite, has crossed the species borders and is rapidly emerging as a major public health problem in Malaysia, threatening to derail the achievements of a century-old malaria control program. Continue reading Monkeys Mar Malaysia’s March Against Malaria

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Is the British Government Deserting Volunteers in the Battle Against Ebola?

If this “The Telegraph” news article is to be believed, then the 1500 or so British volunteers that the NHS is despatching to Sierra Leone as a part of a massive 125 million pounds assistance program may get into some soup if they end up contracting Ebola during their stay in the country. The arrangement is that the volunteers who contract the disease will be … Continue reading Is the British Government Deserting Volunteers in the Battle Against Ebola?

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The Plague Hits Madagascar: In the shadows of the Ebola crisis

While the whole world has been in panic mode about the “Ebola Crisis” that has been evolving in western Africa in the past few months, a new problem has started to raise its head now. As we seem to have achieved some sort of control over the epidemic of panic and ebola, the media has dished out its next offering for us: The “Black Death” disease … Continue reading The Plague Hits Madagascar: In the shadows of the Ebola crisis

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