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Bosnia and Herzegovina: A step to end HIV-related stigma

Bosnia and Herzegovina passed a milestone in its effort to end HIV-related stigma and discrimination when a baby was born via C-section in January to HIV-positive parents in Sarajevo.   “We all know how much blood there can be when a cesarean section is performed, but there was no hesitation omore

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Post-2015: The voice of young Kosovo*

Of the estimated 1.8 million inhabitants of Kosovo (*hereafter referred to in the context of UN Security Council Resolution 1244/1999), approximately half are under the age of 25, and the majority of authorities are under the age of 40.   This immense youth population matters: this demographicmore

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Inequalities dampen progress in Moldova

The deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is less than two years away.   In the run up to 2015, many countries are taking stock of their achievements and setbacks. In Moldova, this exercise has demonstrated that further progress on the MDGs rests on successfully overcomingmore

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Belarus HIV programme gets new lease on life

Minsk, Belarus – 19 February, 2013 – Since 2007, Belarus has assisted people living with HIV and those at risk of infection, helping many to return to a normal life. Last week the country took another step forward when a $15 million grant agreement on HIV and AIDS was signed by UNDP and tmore

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Unequal access: Roma and the health sector

15 February 2013 - Dotcho Mihailov   Various studies have shown that Roma suffer from poorer health than the general populations in the Central and Southeast European countries in which they are most numerous.   This brief analyzes health data from the 2011 UNDP/World Bank/EC regional Romamore

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