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news review (nucleus - Christmas 2011)

xenotransplantation In response to the shortage of human organs available for donation, experts are investigating the use of pigs to harvest organs. By using pigs created with human genes, researchers hope pig organs will not be rejected by the human host. Scientists say a trial transplanting porcine corneas into humans...

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Resistance fighter (triple helix - Christmas 2011)

This book is part autobiography and part an exploration of one of the great global issues of our time. The story outlines how Susie came to faith, and as a consequence gave up the promise of a career in dancing to become a nurse. That opened the doorway for her...

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AIDS action & Church communities confronting HIV & AIDS (triple helix - summer 2011)

These two books aim to challenge, encourage and enable readers to repond practically to the challenge of HIV and AIDS in their own communities and globally. The books take similar overall themes - what is HIV? How can churches and individual Christians respond to the needs for prevention, care and...

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HIV infections and deaths fall (nucleus - Christmas 2009)

World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNAids figures show a drop in both new HIV infections and AIDS related deaths. New infections have been reduced by 17% since 2001. This is thought to be due to the impact of HIV prevention programmes - particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Infection rates have also...

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catholicism, condoms and controversy over HIV (nucleus - summer 2009)

The Pope has outraged many in the international AIDS prevention community on a recent visit to Africa with the bold claim that HIV: 'Cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which can even increase the problem.' The president of the International AIDS Society labelled the Pope's words as 'irresponsible and dangerous'...

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Winner of the 2008 ICMDA HIV Initiative Dignity & Right to Health Award Announced

26th November 2008: We are pleased to announce that Dr Geoff Foster, a Paediatrician in Zimbabwe, was selected from a number of other highly regarded and most worthy nominations to be the winner of the 2008 Dignity and Right to Health Award. ...
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World AIDS Day (triple helix - winter 2007)

Another World AIDS Day passed on 1 December: but amidst the usual flurry of news stories and updates on the epidemic, and the predictable tables of statistics showing the mounting scale of the problem, there was a glimmer of hope. At Saddleback Church in California, Rick Warren, author of The...

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UN Misses AIDS targets (triple helix - summer 2006)

At the start of June, delegations from across the globe, including over 100 from faith-based groups, descended on New York for a high level meeting at the UN General Assembly (UNGASS). It was five years since the UN's first declaration on HIV and AIDS in 2001. That declaration had been...

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UN failing to deliver for poor in fight against AIDS, says CMF (07/06/2006)

The UK's largest organisation of Christian doctors has accused the UN of failing to deliver for the world's poor in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Last week (May 31 –...
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WHO three by five initiative - The church is the missing ingredient (triple helix - winter 2006)

In June 2005 the World Health Organisation released its final interim progress report on the 3 by 5 initiative.[1] Set up in 2003, this was an ambitious plan to get at least three million people in developing nations living with HIV & AIDS on to life-saving antiretroviral therapy (ART) by...

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