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Fighting non-communicable diseases could save 5 million lives

By Dr Bjørn Lomborg In rich countries, the biggest causes of death are strokes, heart attacks and cancer, accounting for more than two-thirds of all deaths. But for the poorer world, people often assume that infectious diseases like diarrhoea, tuberculosis, AIDS, malaria, measles and tetanus are the biggest killers. That is no longer true. While …

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Deadlier than Ebola

By Dr Bjørn Lomborg Ebola has received much of the attention in 2014, killing about 8,000 people. Over the same period of time, however, about 4 million people died from AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. The truth is that, despite great progress in healthcare, much of the world is still blighted by preventable disease, with …

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Why the AIDS cure matters

By Wael Eskandar The military has sent mixed messages about its miracle cure that allegedly cures both AIDS and hepatitis C. On the one hand, news published by Al-Watan highlights that former defence minister Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi ordered the formation of a committee to investigate the validity of the cure, but in recent days despite …

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Review: Columnists debate Morsy’s poor performance

Several columnists have denounced Morsy’s recent visit to Germany as an example of his failure to consider the deteriorating political situation in Egypt, criticising his decision to visit Berlin amid the political uproar. Some highlight that many Egyptians regret their choice of Morsy as president.   The failing trip to Germany Mohamed Salmawi Al-Masry Al-Youm …

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Disease busters going bust

By Sisonke Msimang JOHANNESBURG: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria marks its tenth anniversary this year against a backdrop of growing protests against global inequality. World attention has been trained on the Occupy movement, which has challenged the “1 percent” of the global population that exercises disproportionate influence on economic and social policy. …

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Africa: Winning against AIDS

By Michel Sidibé Winning the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2012 is something millions of people across Africa are dreaming of right now as the continent’s most prestigious football tournament gets underway in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. As nations join together in solidarity, spurring on their teams they should not forget that they are already winners …

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HIV epidemics emerging in Middle East, North Africa: study

LONDON: Epidemics of HIV are emerging among gay and bisexual men in the Middle East and North Africa and high levels of risky sexual behavior threaten to spread the AIDS virus further in the region, researchers said on Tuesday. In the first study of its kind in a region where homosexuality and bisexuality are taboo, …

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Increasing HIV prevalence in Middle East and North Africa: UNAIDS report

UNITED NATIONS: Even though HIV prevalence is still relatively low in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), it has increased in recent years, a 2010 UNAIDS report said. On World AIDS day, the joint United Nations program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), in collaboration with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for …

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