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PH Army joins 36th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

May 18, 2019 - 7:58 PM

The Philippine Army hosts this year’s commemoration in solidarity with the initiative to curb the HIV epidemic in the country

Members of the Philippine Army unveil the IACM red ribbon at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig on May 16,2019. Photo by San Juan City Social Hygiene Clinic

Aid sector sex abuse 'endemic' – British MPs

Jul 31, 2018 - 9:07 AM

The report on sexual exploitation and abuse in the sector, produced by the International Development Committee scrutiny panel of MPs, says self-regulation has completely failed to deal with the issue

'ENDEMIC'. An 'Oxfam' signage is pictured outside a high street branch of an Oxfam charity shop in south London on February 17, 2018. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

HIV infects one teenaged girl every 3 minutes – UN

Jul 25, 2018 - 9:42 PM

Girls and young women make up two-thirds of 15- to 19-year-olds infected with HIV in 2017, according to data revealed at the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam

TALKING ABOUT AIDS AND HIV. Charlize Theron speaks in Amsterdam, on July 24, 2018 on the second day of the AIDS2018 congress aiming at launching a new coalition of global AIDS funders, Photo by ANP/Robin Utrecht/AFP

Oxfam faces fresh Haiti sexual misconduct allegations

Mar 17, 2018 - 5:53 PM

Internal documents reported by The Times says Oxfam attempted to "contain" sexual harassment allegations involving Raphael Mutiku, who led Oxfam's installation of water supplies after the 2010 earthquake

UNDER REVIEW. The logo on the front of an Oxfam bookshop is photographed in Glasgow on February 10, 2018. Photo by Andy Buchanan / AFP

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Oct 07, 2016 - 2:02 PM

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Duterte to EU, US: Withdraw aid, we will survive

Oct 06, 2016 - 7:21 PM

I ll be the first one to go hungry I ll be the first one to die of hunger But we will never never compromise our dignity as Filipinos says an indignant President Rodrigo Duterte

'WE WILL SURVIVE.' President Duterte says the Philippines can make do without foreign aid. File photo by REY BANIQUET/PPD

PH among countries with increasing HIV infections

Jul 22, 2016 - 6:01 PM

A study shows increase in new HIV infection rate from 2005 to 2015 in 74 countries

Prince Harry, Elton John speak out at int'l AIDS summit

Jul 21, 2016 - 11:40 PM

As people with HIV live longer AIDS is a topic that has drifted from the headlines and with that drift of attention we face a real drift of funding and of action warns Prince Harry at the International AIDS Conference in Durban South Africa

STOP COMPLACENCY. Sir Elton John (L) and Prince Harry speak at the 2016 International Aids Conference at the Durban International Conference Centre, in Durban, South Africa, July 21. The International Aids Conference which started on July 18, continues until July 22, which is attended globally by policy makers, HIV Workers as well as many living with HIV. Photo by Kevin Sutherland/EPA

'Involve more young people in HIV work'

Jul 19, 2016 - 3:32 PM

During the opening of the 21st AIDS Conference world leaders scientists and activists emphasize the role of the young generation in ending AIDS

AIDS CONFERENCE. Several activists hold a people's march during the opening of the 21st AIDS conference in South Africa. Photo by Nikos Dacanay

AIDS summit opens with warnings that progress at risk

Jul 18, 2016 - 10:32 PM

The five day International AIDS Conference returns to Africa 16 years after Nelson Mandela galvanized the world to take up the fight against AIDS describing it as one of the greatest threats humankind has faced

AIDS CONFERENCE. Hundreds of AIDS activists march through the streets of Durban during the 21st International Aids Conference on July 18, 2016. Photo by AFP

AIDS summit in South Africa to warn of lagging effort

Jul 17, 2016 - 7:59 AM

16 after Nelson Mandela galvanized the world to take up the fight against AIDS experts and activists return to the South African city of Durban seeking to revitalize the fight against the disease

In this file photo, Indonesian students hold a rally to increase awareness of HIV and AIDS at a university in Surabaya on December 1, 2015. Juni Kriswanto/AFP

PH to launch world's first 'AIDS Hour' on May 14

May 13, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Filipinos are encouraged to light a candle from 6 pm to 7 pm on Saturday May 14 to commemorate the lives of those who died from HIV and AIDS

Photo c/o Project Red Ribbon

PhilDev, USAID to host 3rd IDEA Global Entrepreneurship Symposium

Feb 12, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The symposium on social entrepreneurship will take place on Feb 17

Malaysian premier vows to help Indonesia combat haze

Oct 11, 2015 - 9:31 PM

Malaysia is prepared to increase our assistance in dousing the fires The areas affected are widespread so certainly the challenges are very big said Prime Minister Najib Razak

WORKING TOGETHER. Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak agrees to help Indonesia combat forest fires. Photo by Rappler

Teen in remission from HIV 12 years after stopping meds

Jul 21, 2015 - 10:09 AM

Never before have scientists known of a case in which an HIV infected child goes into long term remission

Experts urge shift in HIV treatment at global meet in Canada

Jul 20, 2015 - 1:24 PM

AIDS researchers call for a worldwide shift in HIV treatment to providing medication immediately after diagnosis instead of first watching for signs of illness to appear

In this file photo, a congressman (R) volunteers for counseling and test for HIV-AIDS in Manila on December 2, 2013 as legislators and advocates call for the elimination of stigma and discrimination against populations most at risk to HIV infection. Jay Directo/AFP

Nepal PM appeals for quake aid, vows funds will reach victims

Jun 25, 2015 - 10:16 AM

Nepal says it needs around 6 7 billion equivalent to nearly a third of annual output to recover from the disaster

RUINS. Members of donor agencies tour the earthquake-damaged Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal, June 24, 2015. Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Advocates ask PH: Say no to homophobia

May 17, 2015 - 8:59 PM

Advocates celebrate IDAHO or the International Day Against Homophobia Transphobia and Biphobia and the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

'Stop the spread of HIV'

May 15, 2015 - 9:52 PM

At least 667 new human immunodeficiency virus HIV cases have been documented in March the Philippine s health department reports noting that the number is expected to rise in May

Various LGBT groups light the 1167 candles which represent the total number of AIDS victims in the Philippines from 1984 to March 2015. Photo by Mark Saludez/Rappler.

Nepal rejects Taiwan rescue team offer: minister

Apr 27, 2015 - 11:08 PM

Nepal does not recognize Taiwan considered by China as part of its territory awaiting to be reunited since their split in 1949 at the end of a civil war

Aquino: Nepal is not alone

Apr 27, 2015 - 2:10 PM

The Philippines is sending a team to assist Filipinos affected by the quake and will offer assistance to Nepal

MASSIVE DAMAGE. A view of damaged building a day after a massive earthquake, in Kathmamdu, Nepal, April 26, 2015. Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Donor conference in Cairo once Gaza truce guaranteed – Norway

Aug 18, 2014 - 3:05 PM

Norway notes that it was the third time in a few years that international donors will have been called on to finance Gaza reconstruction

AMID RUINS. Palestinians sit in a makeshift tent next the rubble of the destroyed Al-Nada towers in Beit Lahia town in the northern Gaza Strip, 11 August 2014. Mohammed Saber/EPA

AIDS, terrorism, and death by plane crash

Jul 29, 2014 - 9:37 AM

Will the plane be taken down? What if it malfunctions and crashes? Will this be my last plane ride? Will I feel the clouds before I fall onto a field of sunflowers or someone else’s kitchen?

AIDS free generation: We’re nearly there, but...

Jul 26, 2014 - 1:37 PM

Among the scientific and global health achievements is a 25 decline in HIV related deaths and the 14 million patients – mostly from low to middle income countries – who now have access to life saving anti retroviral therapy

NOT YET OVER. An AIDS-free generation is near but the fight is not yet done. Photo from International AIDS Society/Steve Forrest

South Africa to host 2016 AIDS conference

Jul 25, 2014 - 2:32 PM

The 2016 conference is returning to a venue that saw a watershed in the history of AIDS

AIDS 2014. Professor Sharon Lewin, Victorian Health Minister David Davis and New South Wales Health Minister Jillian Skinner hold a copy of the Aids Legacy document during a press conference at the Aids 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia, 20 July 2014. David Crosling/EPA

Legalizing sex work would slash HIV toll – study

Jul 23, 2014 - 11:44 AM

Study: Scrapping laws that ban sex work would slash the number of HIV infections over the next decade

TIME TO COVER UP. Indonesian sex workers cover their faces as military police accompanied by journalists conduct patrols to prevent soldiers and police from patronizing Surabaya city's red light district popularly known as Dolly. Surabaya’s crusading new mayor has pledged to shut down the area by June 18. Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP

HIV epidemic 'smaller' than UN estimates – report

Jul 22, 2014 - 9:40 AM

Report: The overall amount of ill health and premature death resulting from HIV is roughly 25 lower than the latest estimate provided by UNAIDS in 2012

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New drug regimen speeds TB treatment

Jul 21, 2014 - 2:51 PM

An experimental cocktail of three drugs can dramatically shorten the time it takes to treat patients infected with TB strains that are hard to cure with conventional antibiotics

World AIDS forum opens to tribute for MH17

Jul 20, 2014 - 8:35 PM

Thousands of delegates at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne stood for a minute s silence in honor of six colleagues who had been aboard the plane

IN MEMORIAM. Positive Women's Association, Ayu Oktariani of Indonesia speaks during the opening ceremony of the 20th International AIDS Conference at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) in Melbourne on July 20, 2014. Esther Lim/AFP

AIDS official: 6 colleagues not 100 on #MH17

Jul 19, 2014 - 2:56 PM

Australian newspapers on Friday July 18 reported as many as 100 medical researchers scientists doctors and activists were on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that went down

TRIBUTE. Flowers are laid at the front of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) to remember the lives of those lost onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 prior to the start of the AIDS Conference in Melbourne on July 19, 2014. Photo by AFP/Esther Lim

AIDS conference in shock at Malaysia plane tragedy

Jul 19, 2014 - 10:43 AM

Among those who died was Dutchman Joep Lange a pioneer of cheap anti retrovirals for the poor and a prominent AIDS researcher

AIDS could be wiped out by 2030 – UN

Jul 17, 2014 - 8:18 AM

With more than half of the 35 million people living with HIV unaware they are infected the battle is far from over however

IN SOLIDARITY. A Filipino holds a lighted candle during the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial at a park in Manila, Philippines, 16 May 2014. Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Gov't launches improved foreign aid tracking site

Apr 30, 2014 - 2:51 PM

The new version allows 64 countries and 7 multilateral organizations to input their cash and non cash pledges on the site increasing accuracy of foreign aid tracking

IMPROVED VERSION. The government launches Version 2.0 of its foreign aid tracking site, FAiTH. Screenshot of FAiTH website

Donors get online access to track Yolanda foreign aid

Apr 07, 2014 - 7:22 PM

The DFA gives 64 donor countries and 7 multilateral organizations access to the government s online tracker to monitor foreign aid donations

FAiTH. Screenshot of the Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAiTH) website on Sunday, November 17.

Australia to give $8.9M in additional aid for Haiyan recovery

Mar 26, 2014 - 4:35 PM

The Australian Ambassador announced additional funding for disaster relief and rehabilitation

MISSION. After disembarking from the RAAF C-130J Hercules, Australian Official, Navy Warrant Officer Chuck Connors of the Australian Embassy(right), welcomes the civilian AusMAT on their arrival at Mactan-Cebu. (Photo: CPL Glen McCarthy ©Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)

PH lists 'zero' Haiyan aid from 9 donor-countries

Mar 21, 2014 - 9:37 AM

The FAITH hub can track foreign aid coursed through government agencies only but some donor countries have informed government the site is not updated

EXPERT CARE. A Canadian medic checks on a child in an evacuation center outside of Roxas City, Capiz. Photo from the Canadian Embassy in Manila.

Red Cross nudges world: Don't forget Haiyan

Feb 12, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Nearly 100 days after the super typhoon the Philippines receives only a fifth of the aid that the world promised

3 months after Haiyan, it's #PHthankyou

Feb 08, 2014 - 7:51 AM

4th UPDATE Join the tourism department s campaign to thank the world for their help

Haiyan cash pledges: PH gets only 20%

Jan 17, 2014 - 12:23 PM

To help rebuild the Philippines a UN official appeals for more aid from countries that tend to forget

EXPERT CARE. A Canadian medic checks on a child in an evacuation center outside of Roxas City, Capiz. Photo from the Canadian Embassy in Manila.

After giving to Haiyan victims, Shoichi gets a surprise

Dec 23, 2013 - 7:58 PM

A group of Filipinos anonymously sends 6 year old Shoichi a gift coming from the Filipino people

SURPRISE. A month after he gave up his piggy bank, Shoichi gets a surprise "from the Filipino people". Photo from the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo

Zamboanga: The forgotten crisis

Dec 14, 2013 - 6:00 PM

Zamboanga City needs 24 4 million to help 128 000 people who lost homes and livelihood in the conflict but only 3 6 million has come from int l donors

Action Against Hunger to aid over 300,000 Yolanda victims

Dec 06, 2013 - 11:34 AM

Food water and sanitation aid from Action Against Hunger International have reached affected towns including remote villages

LIFE-SAVING INTERVENTION. Action Against Hunger (Action Contre la Faim) International distributes aid in Yolanda-affected communities. Photo by Lucile Grosjean/ACF International

International medical teams aid Haiyan victims

Nov 20, 2013 - 12:00 PM

With typhoon Haiyan washing off medicines and damaging hospitals much needed medical aid from overseas is in Tacloban to tend the wounded

Hong Kong adds $5.16 million in funds for Philippines aid

Nov 15, 2013 - 9:31 PM

Hong Kong said it will contribute financial aid to the Philippines even after sticking to a deadline on sanctions against Manila over a 2010 hostage crisis

Rappler Newscast | November 13, 2013

Nov 13, 2013 - 9:33 PM

President Aquino says Haiyan death toll lower than 10 000 Survivors eager to fly out of Tacloban Government promises transparency in accounting foreign aid

DFA: Most int'l aid won't be passing through gov't

Nov 13, 2013 - 4:22 PM

The DFA says most of the international aid they reported will be coursed through relief organizations

EXODUS. Survivors of the super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan, board a C-130 military plane bound for Cebu at Tacloban airport, Leyte, on November 12, 2013. AFP/Ted Aljibe

UN: Yolanda (Haiyan) victims need $301M

Nov 12, 2013 - 7:55 PM

The United Nations asks the diplomatic community to help fund 16 relief clusters in the provinces devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

War in Syria: desperate with worse to come, says UN

Dec 25, 2012 - 11:34 PM

The United Nations warns that Syrians are losing hope as the war worsens in their country with prospects of a diplomatic end now at rock bottom and international aid is cut

A view of the United Nations General Assembly during a session, December 14, 2012. UN photo / Ryan Brown

UN offers to mobilize help for 'Pablo' victims

Dec 07, 2012 - 5:59 AM

The UN offers to mobilize international aid for the Philippines after typhoon Pablo devastated Mindanao

WAVE OF DESTRUCTION. This is what a Davao Oriental town looked like after typhoon "Pablo" struck. Photo from the Philippine Army's 10th Infantry Division's Facebook page

Researchers unveil promising TB drug cocktail

Jul 24, 2012 - 10:59 AM

Researchers reported progress with an experimental drug cocktail that killed a record 99 percent of TB bacteria in two weeks and costs a fraction of existing treatments