HHS celebrates Black History Month, also reminded of troubling Hepatitis C disparities

As we celebrate Black History Month, here at HHS we are also reminded of troubling hepatitis C disparities that persist in the African American community. African Americans are twice as likely to be infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) compared to the general U.S. population, according to the CDC. While African Americans represent only 12 percent of the U.S. population, they make up roughly 22 percent of the estimated 3.2 million persons with chronic HCV infection. Moreover, chronic … [Read more...]

UN – Gender Disparities in Education urged to 'end'…

    New UN report urges push to 'end' Gender Disparities in Education Girls learn to read in Bubel village in Orissa, India   September 2010 – Girls and boys in only 85 countries will have equal access to primary and secondary education by 2015 if present trends continue, according to a new United Nations report, which calls for greater efforts to reduce gender disparities in education. The annual edition of the Global Education Digest, published by the UN Educational, Scientific and … [Read more...]

UN – Gender Disparities in Education urged to ‘end’…

    New UN report urges push to 'end' Gender Disparities in Education Girls learn to read in Bubel village in Orissa, India   September 2010 – Girls and boys in only 85 countries will have equal access to primary and secondary education by 2015 if present trends continue, according to a new United Nations report, which calls for greater efforts to reduce gender disparities in education. The annual edition of the Global Education Digest, published by the UN Educational, Scientific and … [Read more...]

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