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HIV & AIDS treatment as the new prevention Tool: new findings should be treated with caution

News broke in the morning of Friday 13th May 2011 of the results of a ten year study by the United States National Institutes for Health (NIH) into the impact of early antiretroviral treatment (ART) for people living with HIV infection on reducing their risk of […]

HPV vaccine Goes global

A year or so ago my twelve year old daughter was told that all her class were to be given the vaccination against the sexually transmitted HPV virus, assuming they consented to it. All her peers went ahead, probably with little thought on it. However […]


Highlighting disparities in maternal care on International Midwives Day

Today is International Midwives Day, and many organisations are using this to highlight the awful disparities in maternal care, and maternal and infant mortality around the globe. As we blogged yesterday, there is the additional, largely overlooked tragedy of still births. And all of these […]

Russia leads the way in dealing with demographic time-bomb

I warned recently that unless something is done to reverse current demographic trends, economic necessity, together with the ‘culture of death’ ideology which is becoming more openly accepted, may well mean that the generation that killed its children will in turn be killed by its own […]

Missing midwives costs mothers’ lives

On 1 April 2011 Save the Children launched a campaign to find the missing midwives. Save the Children’s recent research suggests that globally we need 350,000 midwives, and that this shortage of skilled birth attendants means as few as 6% of women in some developing […]