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Hope for HIV infetced

 Shukri* has been living with HIV for five years. Prior to infection, she never considered HIV/Aids seriously. So, when it happened, Shukri did not know how to handle it. First, she perceived those infected as being so immoral – now she was in the category. Secondly, her family isolated her. &nmore


AIDS in Gaza: "I know, so I am not afraid"

Fifty-year-old Um Mohammad, a mother of nine, has been living with HIV for 16 years in the Gaza Strip in the occupied Palestinian territory. She was nursing her baby girl when tests revealed she was HIV positive. “We found out that I got the HIV while I was still breastfeeding my youngest. I got it more


Addressing HIV/AIDS in the midst of a crisis

At 450, the number of people living with HIV in Syria is small. But the stigma that surrounds HIV/AIDS is enormous. In an age of advanced medicine, including antiretroviral therapy, people living with HIV face greater difficulty coping with stigma and discrimination than they do maintaining their hemore


Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) at the forefront in the AIDS response in the Arab region

The challenge of addressing universal access to treatment and human rights for people living with HIV, the theme of the World AIDS Day (WAD) 2010, cannot be achieved in the Arab Region without the support of respected religious leaders. In the Arab Region, where HIV/AIDS is a growing crisimore

Female religious leaders lead the fight against AIDS

Female religious leaders have taken a central role in the fight against AIDS in Somalia. This follows a series of trainings recently conducted by local organizations, with support from UNDP. In Somaliland, UNDP supported four training events for female religious leaders in Hargeisa, Borama, Berberamore


Lesson on HIV/AIDS advocacy

December 5, 2007 Kober Prison inmate educates fellow prisoners through HIV/AIDS prevention cartoons. When Amir Suleiman was jailed at Kober Prison in Khartoum for bankruptcy last year, he did his best to avoid contact with the other inmates. But Amir, a 37-year-old father of three, soon realized more


Mothers in Upper Egypt say “no to female genital mutilation”

March marks the celebration of Egyptian Mother’s Day and the International Women’s Day.  This year, in the governorate of Aswan, we have also honored 100 mothers and families that have abandoned the practice of FGM and become powerful advocates against this harmful practice that goes against thmore

Police recruits trained on HIV & AIDS

New police recruits that UNDP is training at the Armo Police Academy recently received basic police training for three months. Included in the training, on 15 May 2010 was a specific session  on HIV & AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).  Five hundred and fifty two Police&more

Protecting the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS

 Amina , a mother of seven who lives  with HIV in Hargeisa, Somaliland, and Omar , a father of nine, who tested HIV positive, have both recently been supported by the Legal Aid Clinic, based at the University of Hargeisa that is supported by UNDP. The Legal Aid project provides free legal more


Reaching TB Patients: UNDP helps Tuberculosis through the Global Fund

Tuberculosis is a disease that is characterized with public ignorance and high social stigma of TB-patients leading to possible infected people to turn away support and care. According to the World Health Organization, the TB incidence rate in Syria is 18 per 100.000 populations. In 2013 3600 peoplemore

Mobility, Migration and HIV Vulnerability
Mobility, Migration and HIV Vulnerability of Populations along the Ports of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

The report provides a literature review and updated situational analysis of the HIV vulnerability factors experienced by key populations in Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

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