JAKARTA, Aug 7, 2009 (AFP) - India, Indonesia and Pakistan have become key fronts in Asia's fight against HIV/AIDS, health experts said ahead of the International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific next week. Delegates from 65 countries will gather on the Indonesian resort island of Bali from Sunday to Thursday to discuss strategy and "renew our commitment to fight the disease," congress chairman Zubairi Djoerban said. Two of the main talking points are expected to be how to reach the 75 percent of sufferers who are not receiving treatment, and how to stop the disease spreading among intravenous drug users. But Djoerban said that, without a matching commitment from governments to tackle the disease that killed 380,000 people across Asia in 2007, the conference would achieve little. "We can discuss prevention and treatment but with no leadership and commitment from countries and the community, we won't achieve much," he said. An estimated five million Asians are living with HIV, … [Read more...] about Indonesia, South Asia new flashpoints in AIDS fight: experts
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In the morning of 21 October 2013, at the office of the Provincial People's Committee Standing Deputy Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Ngo Hoa gave a courtesy reception to Ms. Angela French, Director of Operations, Cambridge English Language Assessment in South Asia and Southeast Asia, Ms. Pham Hoang Uyen, Development Director, Cambridge English Language Assessment in Southeast Asia. Leaders of Department of Education and Training and Department of Foreign Affairs. At the reception, Ms. Angle French was very glad to be in Vietnam at the first time on the occasion of the 100th Cambridge English Language Assessment operation, especially to Hue after trips in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh city. She informed that among education of 10 countries in Southeast Asia she was impressed with Vietnam's education and training achievements in general and those of Thua Thien Hue province in particular. Attaining certificates of Cambridge English Language Assessment is compulsory for students … [Read more...] about Standing Deputy Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Ngo Hoa gave a courtesy reception to Cambridge English Language Assessment, South Asia and Southeast Asia.
The University of Danang has been chosen by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training to be one of the three Asia-Europe information network connectors (TEIN2) under an agreed program with the National Science and Technology Information Center. Along with Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the University will be connected with TEIN2 networks with an initial capacity of 45 Mbps and 135 Mbps at the end of this year. The project originates from an initiative to establish a trans-continental Asia-Europe information network. The idea was approved by heads of state at the 3rd Asia-Europe Meeting in the Republic of Korea in October 2000. The TEIN network will link European and Asian scientific research networks to improve the capacity of information exchange in research, development and education -training. The second step of the project has been implemented in the South Asian region. (Quoc Dan) … [Read more...] about Danang University to become one of three Asia – Europe information network connectors
Philip Taylor, an Australian researcher has visited Vietnam 15 times mostly under the form of field trips. Philip has been to almost all regions throughout Vietnam, especially in southwestern part of the country. During months-long trips on his bicycle or motorbike Philip had many times lived together and joined a number of activities of the people in the Mekong river delta. Through direct talks with thousands of people of all walks of life including local authorities, peasants, businessmen, small traders, monks and nuns of different ethnic minority groups, Philip had a thorough understanding and deep sympathy for their situation. He has a special concern for women and people of the Cham and Khmer ethnic minority groups in Southwestern Vietnam. Early this year, Philip returned to Vietnam for a three week-survey on Khmer’s culture and religions of people in the provinces of Bac Lieu, Soc Trang, Tra Vinh. Philip has a good command of Vietnamese and he can even speak Vietnamese … [Read more...] about Philip Taylor- a researcher of South Vietnam
A Belgian man died from a drug-resistant "superbug" originating in South Asia, a doctor said on August 13, the first reported death from the bacteria. A second Belgian picked up the bug after being hospitalised from an accident during a trip to his native Montenegro, but recovered following treatment back in Belgium, another expert said. The first victim was infected by the bacteria while being treated in a hospital in Pakistan and died in June, Denis Pierard, a microbiologist from AZ VUB hospital in Brussels where the man had been treated, told Belgian media. Despite being administered colistin, a powerful antibiotic, the patient died, Pierard said. The superbug - found in bacteria carrying the New Delhi metallo-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) gene - was first identified last year in a Swedish patient admitted to hospital in India. Youri Glupczynski from the University of Leuven told AFP on August 13 that the second Belgian patient had been treated in a hospital in the Antwerp … [Read more...] about Belgian man dies of South Asian superbug