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Pandemic 2: A Spread of Disease Simulation

  The sequel to Pandemic, a simulation game in which you must evolve a disease to wipe out the human race. Features two gameplay modes and three disease classes. http://www.crazymonkeygames.com/fullscreen.php?game=Pandemic-2                     … Continue reading

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Cures are wonderful, but prevention would be even better

Doune Porter from PATH reports from Sierra Leone, where diseases such as diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria, often combined with malnutrition, take the heaviest toll on young children. In this piece, she shares the story of single mom Aisha and her baby, … Continue reading

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HIV and Aids: Voices from the frontline – interactive

Ten years since the landmark UN general assembly special session on HIV and Aids, which outlined the UN’s commitment to combat the virus, the UN general assembly meets this week in New York to review progress and chart the future … Continue reading

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E coli infections spread around world as Germany reports 200 new cases

Cases of infection by the deadly E coli bacterium have continued to spread around the world from its source in northern Germany, reaching a dozen countries by Friday evening as the German chancellor and Spanish prime minister moved to calm a diplomatic row … Continue reading

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World Malaria Day: Remembering Jonathan – in pictures

April 25 is World Malaria Day. Nearly 50% of all children who die before their fifth birthday in the Central African Republic lose their lives to malaria. The international health charity Merlin has been working in CAR since 2007, training … Continue reading

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World Malaria Day: which countries are the hardest hit? Get the full data

On World Malaria Day we take a look at the global figures and talk to the World Health Organisation about the importance of good quality data http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/datablog/2011/apr/25/world-malaria-day-data

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HIV-AIDS: Bloodline by Kristen Ashburn

BLOODLINE: AIDS and Family is Kristen Ashburn’s intimate look at the harsh reality of the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Her images remind us how tenuous our connection is to each other. In doing so, they show that what matters most … Continue reading

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Africa leads fall in HIV infections

Sub-Saharan African nations whose populations have been hardest hit by Aids have made significant strides in tackling HIV, the incurable viral infection that causes Aids, according to a United Nations report. New infections have fallen by 25 per cent in some of … Continue reading

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GOOD Transparency: Malaria

Nearly 3 billion people are at risk of infection with the Plasmodium vivax parasite, which causes malaria. That’s almost half of humanity. There are 1 million malaria deaths each year. Many people don’t know how bad it is—or how much … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day 2010 – Universal Access

Millions of people across the world are vulnerable to HIV infection through lack of effective prevention and millions of people living with HIV do not have access to treatment and care. Watch our video explaining why universal access to HIV … Continue reading

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