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01 Dec 2015 description
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by Shirley Ko

This year’s theme for World AIDS Day is Think Positive: Rethink HIV.

At Pact, we see lots of reasons to be positive.

In Nigeria’s Bayelsa state, more pregnant women are being tested for HIV and taking steps to protect their babies.

In Ethiopia, children are learning the basics of good health and HIV prevention just as they are reading and math.

In Ukraine, stigma surrounding HIV is slowly eroding, and local institutions responding to the disease are more robust.

30 Oct 2015 description
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by Corinne Reilly

Two years ago, most Ukrainians had never heard of Roman Vintoniv. Now he rarely goes a day without a stranger on the street recognizing his black-framed glasses and signature blonde mustache and asking for a photo or a handshake.

07 Oct 2015 description
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Written by: Corinne Reilly

KIEV, UKRAINE

Although Ukraine has made important reforms since its 2014 revolution, change is coming at a pace far slower than civil society organizations and Western governments had hoped, including in key areas such as the economy, political and judicial corruption and government decentralization, according to a group of experts who met Sept. 28 in Kiev.