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2010-12-08 14:40:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the text of a joint statement by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO) Begin Text: The United States welcomes the policy statement and roadmap issued today by the World Health Organization (WHO) charting the rollout of the Xpert MTB/RIF rapid...

2010-09-23 13:28:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of State became an official partner of Together for Girls - the global partnership to end sexual violence against girls announced last year by President William J. Clinton at the Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative. Through the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and in collaboration with the Office of Global Women's Issues, the U.S. Department of State is the newest partner to join Together...

2010-07-20 02:00:00

VIENNA, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE 2010 -- MTV, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and UNICEF today unveiled at INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE 2010, new research on its Staying Alive Ignite Campaign at, which found that creating compelling pro-social entertainment for young people can positively impact attitudes and behaviour towards HIV and AIDS. MTV, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, commissioned Johns...

2010-06-21 08:00:00

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today set in motion a joint, multi-year initiative to improve blood collection practices in African clinics and hospitals. The program is designed to protect both health workers and patients in...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'