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FAO urges food aid reform

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today proposed a series of major changes how international food aid should be managed and delivered. In its today released annual report, “The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA)”, FAO says that about a third of the global food aid budget (ca. USD 600 million) is being spent in donor countries and never reaching beneficiaries. The world’s leading food donors spend as much as half of their food aid budgets on domestic processing and shipping by national carriers, according to research quoted by the report. While the report acknowledges that there is no substitute for food aid in coping with humanitarian crises…

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Design: Ithemba light bulbs

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In 2003 two South African designers, Cyrille Varet and Scott Hart, started to ask well known fashion designers and artists to design light bulbs. And since then more than 60 of the best know artist in the world have joint their efforts to support women affected by AIDS. The list includes Fashion designers like John Galliano, JC de Castelbajac, Vivienne Westwood, Thierry Mugler, Calvin Klein and many others (full list below)…

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ARTE.TV: Best General Overview on AIDS

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We always liked Jean-Christophe Victor geo-political series “Le Dessous des Cartes” for European TV station Arte.tv. Every week since years he describes political topics with maps and info graphics. And for each episode there is a slide show with all the graphics put online. This year they have also created a 3-part special on AIDS…

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World AIDS Day: Speeches, Speeches, Speeches

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Like at every “World AIDS Day” before it is also the day of speeches and memorandums. And clapping each other’s back to tell how great work we all do. The same has happened for more than 30 years within the “fight” against Malaria and Tuberculosis and – let’s face it – there is lots of room for improvement and more efficiency. Maybe people should just start getting the job done and…

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UNAIDS: People and Organizations of Today

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The faces and logos of UNAIDS Cosponsors, Special representatives, Partners and leaders with their message for todays World AIDS Day…

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Corruption in Humanitarian AID and Health Care

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Below you find links and summaries of some resources on the web that might be helpful as a starting point to understand the topic and issues of corruption with AIDS and health work in general…

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