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WHO Issues New Guidelines on Rural and Remote Worker Retention


The World Health Organization has published meant to address the health worker shortage that plague rural and impoverished regions. In a July 2010 policy recommendation paper, the WHO offers recommendations to aid worker retention and attract new health workers to overlooked areas.

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Ugandan Study: Need for Global HEALTH Act Greater Than Ever


Only 37% of Ugandan physicians are satisfied with their jobs and nearly half are at risk of either exiting the health sector or leaving Uganda entirely, according to a study published this year by the International Journal of Health Planning and Management.

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Congress Takes Aim at Discrimination in Global AIDS Relief


Discrimination and the denial of the rights of marginalized populations has been a driving feature of the AIDS pandemic since the disease first surfaced nearly three decades ago. Many have taken valiant steps to combat this discrimination.

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Excessive Use of Force: Tear Gas and Bird Shot in Panama


The promulgation in June of controversial Law 30, which weakens unions and potentially limits the right to strike in Panama, triggered mass protests leaving several dead and scores wounded. According to eyewitness accounts, the Panamanian government reportedly sent in 300 National Police to disband several thousand peaceful demonstrators among Bocas Fruit Company union members in Changuinola (Bocas del Toro province) on 8 July 2010.

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With Liberty and Justice for All?: The US Must Ratify the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities


Twenty years after the groundbreaking passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, there has been great progress. Wheelchair-friendly ramps improve access to public buildings, public schools serve many more children with disabilities and many workplaces now accommodate physically and mentally disabled employees.

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