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picture of Hepatitus C virus

The Hepatitus C Challenge

An estimated 150-180 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C, many unaware they are infected because the initial stages have no symptoms.  Up to 500,000 die every year.  Manufacturers of new hepatitis C medicines are likely to offer the poorest countries a less expensive version.  But according to the Lancet medical journal, pharmaceutical firms […]

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Women having literacy classes at Stung Treng Women's Development Centre, Cambodia

Literacy, healthcare and numeracy skills offered to women in rural Cambodia

Education in literacy, numeracy and healthcare (alongside vocational training) is offered by the Stung Treng Women’s Development Centre in remote Stung Treng province in Northern Cambodia. Following the National Policy to empower women, education is a prime area of need. Of the 37% of Cambodians who are illiterate. Around 49% of the total literate population in Cambodia has […]

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