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May 30
2011

Teacher save me, please. Teacher save the world, please.

Posted by GeraldineKent in UN , tanzania , sustainability , south africa , schools , schooling , sarah mcgregor , primary education , millennium development goals , mdg's , mdg , ips news , human right , Government

GeraldineKent

This week's blog post will look at The Millennium Development Goal number 2, which is as follows:

Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education

Target 2A: By 2015, all children can complete a full course of primary schooling, girls and boys

o    Enrolment in primary education
o    Completion of primary education
o    Literacy of 15-24 year olds, female and male

May 24
2011

AIDS: A solution for overpopulation? Methinks not...

Posted by GeraldineKent in tb , south africa , sharc , rolling stone magazine , rian malan , rhodes university , pepfar , overpopulation , millennium development goals , mdg , malaria , living conditions , hiv , health conditions , grahamstown , global fund to fight aids , disease , cholera , Art , aintiretroviral drugs , aids infections , aids

GeraldineKent

On Monday 23 May and Friday 27 May, the Student HIV AIDS Resistance Campaign (SHARC) Society of Rhodes University, is hosting an HIV/AIDS test drive, offering free tests to all voluntary participants. And seeing as combating AIDS/HIV is one of the Millennium Development Goals, I thought it would be most appropriate to discuss this topic.

To re-cap this is the outline of the sixth MDG goal:

Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases

Target 6A: Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS

Target 6B: Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it

Target 6C: Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases

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