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Get tested, get treated: How communities and volunteers can play a key role in the fight against HIV

Get tested, get treated: How communities and volunteers can play a key role in the fight against HIV

Millions of men and women around the world volunteer their time to help people living with HIV in their communities.

Migration, the time for words is over

There is no more time for empty declarations of intent, tears or half-hearted complaints.

Tackling the scourge of dengue

Tackling the scourge of dengue

This weekend, government representatives and health partners across ASEAN meet in the Philippines to discuss approaches towards combatting the growing threat of dengue in Southeast Asia.

Protect our volunteers in Syria

Protect our volunteers in Syria

In Syria this week, Nawal Al Youssef was killed while volunteering in a centre for children with special needs. Like so many others in Syria, she did this activity protected by nothing more than an emblem.

New partnership to respond to HIV and health in fragile states

New partnership to respond to HIV and health in fragile states

More than a half of people living with HIV live in fragile states. These countries account for half of all under-five deaths and one-third of maternal deaths.

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day: Syrian Arab Red Crescent Volunteers on the Frontlines

Amid the deteriorating humanitarian situation, Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteers remain active on frontlines across Syria.

Recent speeches:

"Enhanced country ownership is key to achieving the goal of the Convention”
Third Review Conference of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (Maputo, 23-27 June 2014)
Global Forum on Migration and Development, Civil Society Days 2014, 12 – 13 May - Shaping Migration & Development Goals: global movement, change on the ground
Theme 2: Shaping goals for the protection of migrants and families Session 2.A: Protecting and empowering migrants in distress, in transit, at borders and in detention Statement delivered by Sue Le Mesurier, Manager Migration Unit, IFRC Moderators, and friends, Thank you for giving IFRC this opportunity to contribute to this important thematic on protecting and empowering migrants in distress...
International Nursing Conference
International Nursing Conference, Bangkok, Thailand. 23-25 April 2014

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