While people come to terms with the carnage in Houla, check out the awe-inspiring work of doctors and those on the frontline, featured in the Lancet Medical Journal world report. …Continue
Sitting in conversation with Professor Sharon Lewin in Bangkok, it is difficult not to be stunned into silence by her encyclopaedic knowledge of HIV. Lewin is a basic scientist, physician and head of the Department of Infectious Diseases, Monash University and Co-Chair of the international AIDS conference (AIDS 2014) being held in Melbourne next year.
She also spearheads the ‘Towards an HIV Cure project’, an initiative of the International AIDS Society (IAS) which advocates a…Continue
In a recent issue of the medical journal The Lancet, Professor Henry Kitchener, Emma Crosbie and colleagues publish a feature piece on Human papillomavirus and cervical cancer. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the sexually transmitted virus which subsequently can cause cervical cancer. Many strains of HPV exist, however strains 16 and 18 of the virus are the cause of 70 per cent of cervical cancers worldwide.
Therefore vaccination against HPV offers a highly effective method of…Continue
Thursday marked World Population Day 2013, the annual event spearheaded by the UN which seeks to raise awareness about population issues. This year’s theme focused on adolescent pregnancy which Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population fund was keen to expand upon.
Speaking with Dr Osotimehin, he says ardently: “The facts speak for themselves, around 16 million girls between the ages of 16 to 19…Continue
Islam in Thailand: A new way forward?
The past weekend marked the start of the holy month of Ramadan in the Muslim calendar year; a time where Muslims fast, pray, self-reflect and endeavour to be better people.
It seems apt then, that last week 4,000 people in Bangkok convened to discuss ways towards bettering the Muslim community, not just individually but…Continue