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Remittance Project (2008)
Project to afford cheap, fast internet based money transfers to Ghana with profit going to development projects in Ghana.
Completed - Project initiators ended the pilot
HIV/AIDS (2008)
Follow up of successful information and awareness project from 2006.
Hälso och sjukvårdsnämden
Cultural day to bring together all nations to integrate with each other.
Frvillig återvandring
A pilot study in Ghana to gather information on the conditions of returnees.
Project to fight Hiv/Aids in the African community in Stockholm
Hälso och sjukvårdsnämden
Val 2006
Project to help immigrants in the Stockholm region take part in the elections
Women's Day 2006
Kvinnan, kulturen och samhället
Rinkeby kulturverksamhet, LAFA, AFRIS
Sep 2006
Val 2002
Project to help immigrants in the Stockholm region take part in the elections
A school block in Asonomaso in the Ashanti Region of Ghana
BIFO/Ghana Union
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Why is AIDS so much more common in Africa?

Why is AIDS so much more prevalent in Africa than in other parts of the world? The question is both important and controversial. It is important because two-thirds of those infected with HIV, the virus that causes the disease, live on that continent. It is controversial because some of the explanations are behavioural, and are seen by many as racist slurs. Broadly, there are three proposed explanations. One is that because AIDS started in Africa, it has had more time to spread there. The second — the behavioural one — is that both formal and informal polygamy are more common in Africa than elsewhere. The third is that African physiology is unusually susceptible to the disease.


HIV impact: region by region

Virtually no part of the world has remained untouched by HIV according to the United Nations Programme on Aids and WHO. More than 60% of all people with HIV live in Sub-Saharan Africa. Despite falls in adult HIV prevalence apparently under way in Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe, there is little evidence of declining epidemics in this region as a whole. In fact, prevalence levels remain "exceptionally" high.


Aids and male circumcision

It was careful science - starting with a scientific hypothesis, following it up with observations in the field and ending with clinical trials - which proved that male circumcision, common in many parts of Africa, protects against infection by up to 60%. Amid the gloom about microbicides and vaccines, circumcision is the one bright spot in the field of AIDS prevention.


Progress and setbacks in Aids battle:

It is hard to believe that the world has been living with the Aids epidemic for a quarter of a century. As 20,000 delegates meet in Mexico City for the 17th International Aids Conference, there is much progress to report, but some setbacks, too. New figures from the United Nations show that, for the second year running, the overall number of people who are HIV-positive has dropped, from around 33.2 million in 2006 to 33 million last year.

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