SWAZILAND: The Country with the World’s Highest HIV Prevalence Rate

My Visit to Swaziland: The Country with the World’s Highest HIV Prevalence Rate Last week, I wrote about my attendance at the PEPFAR annual meeting in South Africa, the country that has more people living with HIV (over 5 million) than any other country in the world. After this meeting, I visited the neighboring country of Swaziland, which has the unwelcome distinction of having the highest HIV and TB prevalence rates in the world. This part of my trip had special … [Read more...]

SWAZILAND: 'A dialogue to defeat AIDS' – UN Humanitarian Affairs

* CLICK ON PHOTO for Geopraphical News. LUBOMBO, 29 September 2010 (PLUSNEWS) - Communities in Swaziland are coming together as never before to tackle the HIV/AIDS epidemic that has so deeply affected them.   Government officials and bureaucrats from the capital, Mbabane, and the staff of health NGOs, received a warm welcome from the 200 community members assembled in a tent set up at the chief's residence, but this time they had come to listen rather than prescribe to the villagers. "The … [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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