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Bold Solutions to Africa's Health Worker Shortage

08/01/2006

In Africa, a mere 3% of the world's trained health workers struggle to combat 24% of the global disease burden. The World Health Organization estimates that sub-Saharan Africa is suffering a shortage of more than 800,000 doctors, nurses, and midwives, and an overall shortfall of nearly 1.5 million health workers.

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Excluded People, Eroded Communities

06/01/2006

PHR details the devastating impact that the ongoing, low-intensity conflict in Chiapas has had on the health and human rights of its civilians.

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Guide to Using the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to Support Health Systems Strengthening in Round 6

05/23/2006

This Guide is meant to assist members of Country Coordinating Mechanisms and other individuals and organizations involved in preparing proposals, or providing input into these proposals, for Round 6 of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

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HIV Transmission in Health Care Settings

07/01/2004

Even as prevention programs aimed at sexual transmission require greater funding, the high risk of HIV transmission in health care settings requires immediate and sustained attention from national and multilateral organizations involved in HIV/AIDS prevention activities. Every year, because of violations of core aspects of the right to health, at least half a million people -- and possible many more -- contract HIV through unsafe medical injections and blood transfusions.

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06/01/2004

Thai hill tribe women and girls, and Burmese immigrant women and girls, contend with denial of full legal status and gender-based discrimination, which make them vulnerable to trafficking, unsafe migration, subsequent exploitative labor, and sexual exploitation, and place them at increased risk of HIV infection.

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