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Save our Future (Poetry) 24-03-2008
by Atta ur Rehman Qureashi
I'm working in an auto workshop Save me. I'm picking up rags from markets, roads , open waste material and the sewerage line. Save me I'm working in different houses involving domestic labour . Save me. I'm working in an...

It Could Have Been You (Poetry) 24-10-2005
by Jacob Baiden Odame
It could have been you So show me love It could have been you So don't make me the more sad Oh! this dreadful disease This Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Has taken my freedom Give me your hand And by my side always stand...

Lies Beneath Lies - Why? (Poetry) 1-12-2004
by Carol
The dishonesty of one person causes an enormous emptiness in my heart. That one person who I considered to be truthful and faithful to me has failed me. Why? Once again I find myself in a dark deep hole that is so difficult to escape from. And...

McDonald's Made Me Fat! (Opinions) 20-11-2003
by SM
One day I was having a conversation with my friend Atul, regarding the law suits against Mc Donald’s. Apparently, Atul doesn’t share my feelings when it comes to this issue. My take on the situation is that, more and more, people are looking to...

Minus productivity (Poetry) 5-06-2010
by Ayo Morakinyo
Picture, "Muri wanting to sleep :)," by Eszter You wake up and it’s late in the morning It’s ten o’clock but you’re still yawning Your mates are already off to work But for you, even that sleep was work! You brush your teeth quickly...

Sacred Shame (Poetry) 15-04-2008
by Remish Gasiano
Will you help me to get out of this Sacred Shame? Will you not ridicule me in the name of religion? Will you not treat the devil and I the same? Or make me an alien in my own region? This shame that one like me should not suffer from my...

Stigmatisation et discrimination des PV/VIH (Opinions) 7-01-2007
by JOSEPH Marckenson
La stigmatisation et la discrimination liées au VIH/SIDA menacent l'efficacité des programmes de prévention et de soins. La crainte, l'ignorance et le déni conduisent les gens à réagir devant les personnes vivant avec le VIH/SIDA (PVVIH) de...

تمبا کو نوشی موت (Short Story) 2-06-2011
by Atta ur Rehman Qureashi
ہر کسی کو معلوم ہے کہ تمبا کو نوشی موت کی طرف لے کر جا رہی ہے سگریٹ پینے والا خود تو اس زہر کو اپنے اندر لے کر جا رہا ہے مگر ساتھ ساتھ وہ یہ زہر اردگرد دوسرے لوگوں کو بھی منتقل کر رہا ہے۔ اس سے دوسرے لوگوں کو بھی اتنا ہی نقصان ہو رہا ہے جتنا پینے...

"Shangri - La, my dream home" (Poetry) 30-04-2006
by Mohammad Nibras P K
Here the children carry Only rainbow smile. There is no cloudy face Or any rainy eye. Here the Love is true And the Hope is strong. There are only open hearts And many helping hands. Here the air is Fresh And the water clean. There...

"The Havoc Of Alcohol on Unborn Babies".. (Opinions) 3-05-2012
by Anita Ngozi Amateze
Research has shown that the high rate of abnormalities/disabilities in our children are caused by too much alcohol intake by pregnant women Lets save our children from the sufferings, marginalization and discrimination faced by disabled people...

(Re)awakening the voice of the people (Opinions) 27-07-2008
by tim bryar
(Re-)awakening the voice of the people Democracy is promoted around the world as a “must have” commodity for any legitimate government, and most importantly, for any country wishing to reap the benefits of the “democracy club” led by...

10 rules of a good day (Poetry) 21-10-2004
by ISAMOTU, Wasiu Olalekan
TODAY I WILL NOT STRIKE BACK: If someone is rude, if someone is impatient, if someone is unkind... I will not respond in a like manner. TODAY I WILL ASK GOD TO BLESS MY "ENEMY": If I come across someone who treats me harshly or unfairly,...

20 anos do isolamento do vírus HIV no Brasil (Interviews) 16-02-2008
by Efraim Batista de Souza Neto
Bernardo Galvão: “Foi um marco simbólico na pesquisa no país” A década de 80 ainda não tinha terminado. Em meio à euforia que tomava conta do país, da efervescência em função do final de um longo período de ditadura militar, a Aids aparecia...

25th International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (Short Story) 1-07-2012
by Rajesh Didiya
The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1987 serves as a reminder of the goals agreed to by member States of creating an international society free of drug abuse. The...

4 Steps to learn anything (Opinions) 17-09-2008
by Wajid Baysudee
step 1 Find someone to learn with In trying to learn anything, finding a learning buddy usually does the trick. While some people might scoff at the idea of finding another person to learn with, there are, in fact, plenty of positives associated...

99 Ways living with Bliss. (Opinions) 9-02-2007
by mohammed
Buddha says "We will have to find out the cause of sorrow and the way to escape from it. The desire for sensual enjoyment and clinging to earthly life is the cause of sorrow. If we can eradicate desire, all sorrows and pains will come to an end....

A B S T I N E N C I A (Opinions) 14-10-2006
by L. Yulieth González Angulo
A B S T I N E N C I A Cuidado del Cuerpo, Mente y Corazón Calificativos como: Inhibición, sacrificio, privación o renuncia son muchos de las interpretaciones que se dan a la palabra abstinencia, pero si bien es cierto, para muchos, ésta...

A Day with Ms. Iva and Her Students (Opinions) 24-08-2005
by Lice Lia-Ann Movono
Most parents will agree that raising children is a very humbling experience. But what most of them will never attest to publicly is the daily hardship and struggles that the majority of us will never in one lifetime get to know. Raising a...

A Dead Tree in a Field of Green (Short Story) 2-04-2008
by Sebastian St.Troy
“Scared, nervous, sick to my stomach. Afraid people would see me differently and not treat me the way that I should be treated.” This comment isn’t unusual for those who fear disclosing something personal, something fearful that makes us feel...

A Dietary Prescription (Opinions) 31-05-2005
by Maulik Baxi
Nutrition has been a dynamic subject of interest for politicians, sociologists, health care professionals and lately a topic of discussion in the media as well. Nutrition as a science had been largely neglected by traditional medicines until the...

A Future Generation without HIV & AIDS (Opinions) 21-02-2007
by Grace Njoroge
HIV and AIDS is the greatest threat facing African today. With the rising figures and almost nil control measures, it makes me wonder ...are Africans in danger of extinction? How can we gang up to create a HIV free generation? Since it was...

A Heart's Weeping (Poetry) 1-09-2008
by Iman Ng
Yesterday was the day That was again dismay, Once more I was let down By an unrespectable clown, Who thinks he is master of it all But is jack of all trades none more. I tire myself from thinking That thou shall give me a wincing, I tire...

A Little Girl Who Was Once Big (Short Story) 7-06-2006
by Ronja
A dim light bulb carelessly hung on the wall, hanging down on lengths of wire, dangling in midair. The faint light born in the bulb is hardly acknowledged, hardly noticed. Hardly anyone recognises that the faint light hovering in the dark...

A Magical Birthday with Patti LaBelle: July 8th, 2004 - Perugia, Italy (Short Story) 11-10-2004
by Kalimah Priforce
Eighty percent of success is showing up. - Woody Allen The Annual Umbria Jazz Festival is a heralded event in Perugia (Italy), where I am presently studying for one month. In 2003, Eric Clapton and Van Morrison performed, and this year,...

A Matter of Morality: Abortion (Short Story) 30-03-2005
by Martin Tairo
Life is a characteristic of everything on this planet, which is capable of growth, development, and reproduction. Imagine a life where you find yourself having a child; a product of poor contraception or even perhaps rape. Now you are forced to...

A nossa cultura da água (Opinions) 29-11-2007
by Efraim Batista de Souza Neto
Estamos vivenciando uma profunda crise de valores, uma verdadeira crise civilizatória. A partir do boom populacional da Terra, estudiosos de diversos países constataram que o planeta está com déficit de qualidade ambiental e desenvolvimento...

A reason, a lesson, a message could save your child's life. (Opinions) 19-02-2003
by silvia Marquine
“Grandma my eye hurts,” said Joey Bergsma, a week after his second birthday. After doctor visits, his grandmother learned he had a form of cancer, retinoblastoma. All around the world there is a big problem with a disease called...

A Reply to Ms. McKenzie (Opinions) 25-07-2005
by A. Tsang
As member Fiona McKenzie pointed out, “…it is a lack of people to talk to that is one of the many causes of this. New Zealand is a highly multicultural place and we therefore often have problems finding our own 'New Zealand' image and culture.”...

A smile with the cries (of a girl) (Poetry) 7-02-2005
by sadaf samreen
Everyone says, "What a smiling face," It looks to me, not a grace. My laughter covers over a mile, But who knows, A thousand cries hide in my smile, My face shows no trace of any cries, My heart only knows its own rides. My eyes hide...

A Song for the Environment (Poetry) 3-06-2007
by erick ochieng otieno
Yes I know I need you Yes I know you are the best I know you need me too For your protection Yes you need my help But do I give it to you? Have I given it to you? I may be trying But have I tried enough Planting trees Is one of your...

A Test of Endurance = Terms of Endearment (Opinions) 5-10-2003
by Julie Renee Willis
As the medical profession is integrating more comfort measures into their business of childbirth, the women still placing their health and baby's well-being into the hands of "educated and trained medical persons" believe they have got it...

A very informative link about the Fast spreading Virus "SARS" (Short Story) 5-05-2003
by Behzad Kanchwalla
Sars "Spread by Cockroaches" Experts have a new theory on how the Sars illness raced through an entire apartment block in Hong Kong. They believe that cockroaches may have carried the infection from flat to flat. The death toll from Sars -...

A year without you (9 August 2009) (Poetry) 24-09-2009
by Ryno Julio Platt
Dear mother, since you departed the nights have been very long, I'm missing you like crazy; I don't know how to move on. I can still feel your warm hand placed within mine, And how I looked into your eyes, refusing to cry. No one understands...

A.I.D.S (Poetry) 24-09-2004
by Ajibade Akesode
A.I.D.S. is a virus that does not care If you’re black, white, gay or straight. There is no way that we can run from this deadly disease that has become A weapon of death and suicide for men and women of all kind Can you give me one word or...

Abandon Child (Poetry) 19-10-2007
by XXXX XXXXX
I waited days, I waited nights, abandon by the filthiest site. I needed help, to be alright You saw my eyes and walked away. I waited days, I waited long I awaited for a better song, but never heard a single one. I wanted sun, to dry me...

Ablazed (Poetry) 27-12-2003
by viviana
No matter how deep or how strange is his stare, The man is for us like a penalty dare If we are feeling low he can bring us up high If we are feeling up he can bring us back down The fists and the fury The pleasure, the duty The...

Abstain from meat... let’s go vegetarian! (Opinions) 1-07-2009
by Mike Ssegawa
( Face to Face : picture by Shiv Mogali ) “Animal what?” very many people in Kampala would ask if you put it to them that animals too have rights. “Which rights?” they would quip, but they would have their reasons: everyday, thousands of...

Accountability for Adequate Nutrition for Children (Opinions) 24-02-2003
by oke oyeleye
When a child is not adequately nourished it is not only the child's family but the society as a whole that have failed that child. There should be mechanisms for calling governments to account and correcting that failure. If the law says that...

Act of contrition (Poetry) 25-01-2005
by alvin
What is it that makes liquid run in the body? It is a force that made me think at conception What is it that makes me move and not fall? It is that act of nature so strong within Why do we not look at the eyes before we speak? Are we afraid...

Act... (Poetry) 18-04-2009
by Akinbo, Adebunmi Adeola
My feet are locked at the moment for money carries a man without strength, My hands are tied for the while for health is far from my friends, My mouth is mute... ...but i will talk; That my people will die is not a fallacy......

Actions for Maternal Health in Argentina (Opinions) 16-10-2006
by Damian Profeta
If one is looking to find initiatives in Argentina related to the promotion and the fulfillment of Goal 5 of the Millennium Development Goals: improve maternal health, involving youth as protagonists of the social improvement, the Foundation for...

Acupuncture (Poetry) 19-07-2004
by melanie mae
She places the needles Carefully along My spine I feel its embrace The sharp points Racing along An unknown pain

Addictions (Opinions) 8-12-2011
by Julie Nantel
Drug addicts seek a comfort in their drug to escape the hardships of their lives. The drug can be the cause of many problems, it is a vicious circle. Drug addicts will likely suffer many consequences from the drug use including incarceration,...

Addressing depression and suicide among aboriginal Ontario youth (Opinions) 9-05-2010
by Pauline Fogarty
What do you think the leading cause of death is in Northwestern Ontario? Vehicle-related accidents? Cancer? Gang Violence? The reality is that suicide, a preventable but deadly community issue, takes the most lives. Due to isolation, there is a...

Adia, the survivor (Short Story) 25-07-2007
by salamatu seidu
As commonly seen in most extended families of West Africa, Adia, a seven year old girl was sent to her auntie, Osiwa to assist her in her daily activities. Osiwa happens to be very rich but without a child. Adia's parents were confident that...

ADN: La historia oculta (Opinions) 16-03-2005
by Julián Profeta
Esta historia la tengo en mi tigblog, como me pareció interesante revalorizarla por su carácter histórico y para recordar a los que se lo merecen, decidí publicarla aquí....

Africa (Poetry) 6-09-2008
by ogunfusika oluseyi harold
Is there a way out of poverty for us in Africa? Will there ever be a day: When our stomachs will no longer be our master, When black will truly be a sign of beauty and darkness our enemy, When life will no longer be pain and discomfort and...

African youth in the face of HIV and AIDS: Youth involvement matters (Opinions) 15-02-2007
by fatoki taiye timmy
“If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change”-Micheal Jackson The views that youth form the cornerstone of a nation and are particularly sensitive, energetic, active and potentially productive has been...

Aided Somersault (Poetry) 9-07-2004
by Peter St.Christopher Kelly
I slid out of my slimy nook My mother's birth canal The world wholly swallowed me up, like a hungry animal. The scare of night I was bound to see, Ne'er to taste of glee, But destiny had a plan for me, As queer as I may be. I loved the...

AIDS - Beyond Health Problem (Opinions) 7-12-2004
by Dereje Amera
What we were trained in schools, about positive and negatives, was all about integers in mathematics and magnets in physics subjects. Today this phenomenon has manifested itself in a different way within human beings, and it is becoming normal in...

AIDS Among Adolescents: Care is the Cure (Opinions) 20-12-2004
by Maulik Baxi
Children are said to be future citizens. And adolescents are the citizens in making. Society considers them as a confused population and many times they are addressed as a ‘problem group’ in many contexts and on separate occasions. Words like...

AIDS in Africa: The People, the Problems and the Proposed Solutions (Opinions) 31-08-2001
by Ashley Banfield
Thirty-six million people worldwide are infected with HIV. Over twenty-six million of those people live in Sub-Saharan Africa, the region most devastated by AIDS. African leaders have already pledged fifteen per cent of their national budgets, but...

Aids oh aids (Poetry) 27-09-2008
by Ojok Eric
AIDS oh AIDS, The mention of your name, scares me out the darkness. You crept in and swept our continent. From North to South and from East to West Thousands and thousands you've killed, Spoiled the beauty of our continent curse no meaning...

AIDS ON SALE (Opinions) 17-04-2007
by Matongo Maumbi
Globalisation And The Plight Of The Poor I, D Liche, will define globalization as 'marketing everything in sight freely'. I know other scholars have defined globalization in a much neat form which stresses liberalism, democracy and capitalism....

AIDS poses big threat to Africa’s economies (Opinions) 16-02-2007
by Amaka
One of the objectives of establishing the African Union (AU) was to hasten development, economic growth and improve living standards of the people. However, the widespread of HIV/Aids is threatening the aspiration. But what has been the...

AIDS/HIV in India (Short Story) 16-04-2003
by Nandita Saikia
Healthcare in India has two distinct faces: that which is meant for the rich and healthcare for the poor. While the former is comparable to what is available in much of the developed world, the poor often have to make do with healthcare that would...

AIDS: Be Strong Even If You Are Already Infected (Short Story) 11-12-2007
by Dr. Kyaw Su Thway
A man, or more precisely, a poor farmer, got the HIV virus from a transfusion of infected blood during an operation. Being a man who is very healthy, the virus didn’t show the signs and symptoms of immunodeficiency very fast. Three years...

AIDS: Do Men Make the Difference? (Opinions) 6-04-2005
by Raymond Oluwafemi Idienumah
To a large extent, HIV/AIDS activists have always placed the responsibility for HIV prevention on women, thus most HIV/AIDS related campaigns have always focused on women, that women all around the world found themselves at risk of HIV infection...

Alternative Healing, Alternative Blessing (Short Story) 16-12-2006
by Kate Alyzon B. Ramil
It’s a Saturday and there’s a little rain shower early in the morning. I wake up unusually early for a weekend. It’s quite dark outside but it seems to me that the shower is a kind of blessing, contrary to the notion of a bad omen. I take a...

Am I Still Beautiful? (Poetry) 6-01-2006
by EUCHARIA IGWe Nee-Chukwuma
I am a Beauty eventhough my eyes are not blue I am a Beauty eventhough my nose is not pointed I am a Beauty eventhough my lips are wide and thick I am a Beauty eventhough my hair is not blonde I am eventhough my chest is not huge I am...

Am in love (Poetry) 19-05-2007
by Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi
Life is surely full of ups and downs. Sometimes it makes you frown, It makes you look like a clown And at last it keeps you looking for that town. When you are so sad and want to cry You can’t just help but wonder why. Why me despite how I...

An activist at 13 (Opinions) 1-07-2007
by Jonas Eriksson
My name is Kgomotso Thamae. I am 13 years old and I live with my grandmother in Orange Farm. After I discovered my grandmother’s HIV positive status I felt very sorry for her. I kept asking myself, “Why is this happening to my grandmother?” I am...

Anatomy of Despair (Short Story) 24-06-2003
by Rashid Zuberu
As young people become old enough to explore their sexuality their vulnerability to HIV/AIDS rises .Yet in many African countries there is often opposition to introducing topics relating to sex and reproductive health in school curriculum....

AND YOU THINK YOU CAN WALK (Short Story) 5-02-2007
by Stephen O. Silas
AND YOU THINK YOU CAN WALK What do you think walking is all about? Walking is an intransitive verb to move or travel on legs and feet, alternately putting one foot a comfortable distance in front of, or sometimes behind, the other and usually...

another frustrating year (Poetry) 13-12-2004
by melanie mae
I had a conversation with God older than dirt did you know, did you hear, did you see? push a button, get a girl she was drunk and he had sex with her more benefits, more freedon hot five, my boo most streamlined zen riddle. feel your...

Another year, another opportunity (Opinions) 6-01-2009
by ADEOLA
Congratulation and Compliment of the season to you all my fellow advocate all around the world. I am glad and excited and I know you are too, for seeing another new year which God has spare our lives to see. we give God the glory. But...

Anti-smoking generates social projects (Interviews) 5-01-2011
by Delcimar Ferreira
by Jamile Santana Since he has 15 years, the administrative assistant Renato de Oliveira Brasson of Mogi das Cruzes, now 26 years, smoke a pack of cigarettes a day. He did not know, but, besides the risks with smoking, each of his cigarettes...

Are You a Clone? (Opinions) 20-09-2005
by Bobola Oniwura
So many young people today have never experienced a deep emotional attachment to anyone either due to the fact that they never grew up with their parents or never had their parent’s attention. These young people do not know how to love and be...

Arnold (Short Story) 27-02-2005
by D'Arcy Juni
"Alrighty, I'll meet you at the cinema at seven sharp....love ya, Arnie!" "Ah-nold loves you too..." And with that, Arnold hung up the phone. Instantly, all the little red buttons around his phone dial started flashing to signify waiting...

ASP Boosts Campaign Against HIV, Goes Regional (Interviews) 8-07-2004
by LLOYD ABRIA LUNA
Is sex taboo is Southeast Asia? Do conservative societies in this region talk about sexuality at all? How do less restrictive countries, on one hand, discuss sexuality? Do they know about safe sex? The AIDS Society of the Philippines, with...

At The S-Bay (Poetry) 7-04-2006
by IKPOBARI SENEWO
My breathings are heavy, My heart soaks in the mud Of the moment Don't ask how it went With the meds downtown Don't dance at the foot Of the capes…hai ha aha! My snorting went up More than a notch Thank goodness it Wasn't as bad as...

Atypical Pneumonia Running Amok (Opinions) 24-03-2003
by Wilson
Atypical Pneumonia is running amok in many countries, mostly in the Asian countries, these countries include Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Singapore and Taiwan. It is also spreading in Canada. I have some relatives living in Hong Kong, although...

Avian influenza – A problem from some points of view. (Opinions) 27-02-2004
by Hong-Anh Nguyen
It seems to be a fact that people do not care about Avian Influenza (also called ‘bird flu’) as much as they did about SARS. Is this the reason why there have been more fatalities from A.I instead of SARS? Let me take few examples from my country...

Backroads (Poetry) 19-08-2004
by melanie mae
The places far back We spent timeless days and nights, A young laugh long been Revoked from our memory. We drove through twenty years In one day And how small it is. It really is nothing, Yet it is everything. Our lives and our...

Barriers to Universal Availability & Accessibility of Condoms (Opinions) 8-08-2006
by jamal siddiqui
In the present scenario, we need universal access to condoms because they protect people from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, empower women, protect unwanted pregnancies while saving lives. But there are certain factors and...

Be Still and Know (Poetry) 30-08-2007
by Nosipho Dhladhla
Be still and know that I am God, that I am God Almighty, the true God, the God of Life. Have no other God but me. Wait on Me (God), and let Me reveal Myself unto thee, that thee may walk through life, light shining, hearts touched,...

Beautiful (Poetry) 19-10-2007
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
Beautiful… Reminding of the little mermaid: Living a world where rules are mermaid. Where everybody got something inside…Beautiful. Still it takes one only to bring it out…Beautiful. Don’t know if you sometimes feel the same. Here’s the...

Beautiful and Delicious (Opinions) 6-08-2005
by peter njeru
Visit a flower garden, and your senses are immediately rewarded. You enjoy the sight of the flowers’ colors, their shapes and their intricate designs. You smell their fragrances. You feel the varied textures of their petals. But what about your...

Become a Friend (Opinions) 2-02-2006
by Semergey V.Artem
What does it mean to live with disabilities? Persons with disabilities have the same dreams as those living full lives: they are capable of loving and to be loved; to dream, to look at the beauty of nature, to be good to other people, and to...

Belle, Intelligente, mais parfois seule. (Opinions) 14-11-2008
by ONDO ELLASSOUMOU CAREL DORIAN
L'histoire a depuis toujours voulu placer et a gardé la femme au second plan. Et quant à l'homme lui, il joue toujours le premier rôle. Cela a toujours été ainsi à travers le monde. De l'Europe, à l'Asie en passant par les Amériques ,...

Better Days (Poetry) 26-09-2008
by Mutebi Bwakya
As I take a look at my life, I examine every angle; thinking of words I can use to help this world detangle. Constantly surrounded by death and disease; the plague of HIV all across the seven seas. Lean thoughts of poverty, crime and corruption;...

Between Wars and Killer Diseases (Opinions) 7-02-2007
by Oluwatosin
Even if we don’t want to face it, the world powers are spending more on military than on humanitarian problems. We spend so much on war prevention, terrorism and military activities but spend little for humanitarian purposes. The world is...

Beware the scavenger! (Poetry) 30-07-2008
by Mutebi Bwakya
HIV, you ruthless and invisible scavenger I wish we had a cure for; some kind of avenger You lurk in our body fluids; fattening away I wish I could get rid of you; I wish there was a way You're a selfish little bastard; entering everyone you...

Bioinformática: “é possível mapear as origens e as causa dessa infecção”, defende Túlio de Oliveira (Interviews) 3-01-2008
by Efraim Batista de Souza Neto
Projetada por pesquisadores do Centro de Bioinformática de Oxford, a técnica desenvolvida a partir do isolamento do DNA, aplicado à tecnologia do relógio molecular, foi de fundamental importância para a comprovação da inocência do médico e das...

Birthday Wishes (Poetry) 12-02-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
Just like the beauty of night, the moon and the stars. O! those shining darling creatures up there, in the skies. You’re brighter, finer than ten tender beautiful butterflies ‘Cos for this reason were you born; to fly high. Why? Eagles amongst...

Blessed Are The Singles (Poetry) 27-08-2005
by Matongo Maumbi
BLESSED ARE THE SINGLES!! For they’re alone in their income Blessed are those who are detached, for they can go where they please, whenever they please. Blessed are the uncommitted, they have no phone calls to wait for or to make....

Block out the Noise (Poetry) 15-10-2008
by Rachelle Morgan
I still feel lonely as though no one really knows me True enough we have sat and talked for hours upon hours And everyone knows that we have had time together well spent. But you don’t know how to be there for me even if I gave a hint, As we...

Blocked!! (Poetry) 17-12-2004
by Karim Al Nadoury
maybe because I am looking to fulfill my desires or I am already fulfilled with my desires they just demanding so much, i can't make me fulfilled or even satisfied with what i have i ask myself too much and yet i can't achieve the first task...

Bloco da Camisinha: promovendo saúde e proteção no carnaval de Salvador (Opinions) 17-01-2008
by Efraim Batista de Souza Neto
A Bahia possui uma das festas populares mais belas do mundo. Povo rico em manifestações culturais, o baiano apresenta ao mundo toda sua hospitalidade, alegria e espontaneidade durante o Carnaval. É também durante esta festa que demonstramos...

Book - Taudanc self defence and health (Opinions) 18-01-2008
by Dan Giuglea
TAUDANC is composed of a careful selection of the best techniques from the wide range of martial arts studied in the past 26 years, some of them having been practised during all of this time. In addition to this the previously mentioned...

Born to die (Poetry) 7-01-2009
by henry onunyere
A grieving mother walk in pain her heartbeat raise with seconds, to the quack doctor she sold her soul. From a distance we watch and pray, for the tender child yet unborn. The time of labor came with pain it wasn't her first not the...

Breaking (Poetry) 31-05-2004
by Jillian x.e. Sunderland
She's been breaking Since the whispers Breaking Since the crying Breaking Since the silence Breaking Since the screaming Breaking Since the starving Breaking Since the love Broken And all alone

Breaking the barrier: The importance of sex education for adolescents (Opinions) 24-07-2008
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
For a very long time, the issue of sex education for young people, particularly in the African region but not exclusively so has remained a taboo. Although sex is a natural developmental process, many parents, cultures and societies frown at...

Building Healthy Communities: Promote Condoms and Contraceptives (Opinions) 9-03-2006
by mbonisi zikhali
A recent letter to the editor in the Herald, a daily Zimbabwean newspaper, on March 6, 2006, criticised the aggressive marketing of condoms and other contraceptives, linking them to the moral decay in Zimbabwean society. The letter however, failed...

Calll me Sunshine (Poetry) 12-12-2006
by Ruth
I throd dark forests As Hollywood stars on Red carpet Tender as mothers breast Yet warm to heat your frozen heart Thorns crack in my embrace Reaching out I whisper to the lonely My kiss paralyzes fear I play with orphans Shadows...

Cambio climatico: gobierno, industrias y personas (Opinions) 14-09-2008
by aldoivan
En el presente ensayo se exponen las causas y efectos del cambio climático, así como las acciones con las que el gobierno, industrias y personas pueden combatirlo, y sobretodo la postura juvenil en estos temas. El cambio climático se da por...

Cambio Climático: un asunto de extrema gravedad y urgencia (Opinions) 30-04-2006
by Leila Mucarsel
Estúpidos hombres blancos , titula su libro el polémico documentalista estadounidense Michael Moore, y con sólo analizar por unos instantes la situación actual del planeta y de la humanidad no quedan dudas acerca de la verdad que representa esta...

Can anyone understand? (Poetry) 24-01-2008
by Johnson Kayode Jedidiah
Seasons come and go Fond memories are savoured At periods of discouragement And low state Good and positive Experiences always desired With no provision or expectation For the undesired Taught to accept positive experiences As God’s...

Can Love be measured? (Opinions) 22-08-2005
by Adeolu Adewoye
Can Love be measured? ‘’ Love is a mental reality and not sensible; for this reality the ear does not hear, the eye does not see, the smell does not perceive, the taste does not discern, the touch does not feel.” Abdu'l-Baha, * There is...

Can We Avoid Catastrophe? (Opinions) 30-05-2007
by Ken Auma
Today's young people are the AIDS generation. They have never known a world without HIV. Millions already have died. Yet the HIV/AIDS epidemic among youth remains largely invisible to adults and to young people themselves. Stopping HIV/AIDS...

Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy-Interview (Interviews) 21-11-2012
by Des
Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy - by Desmond Washington The Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) is a national, grassroots, youth and student network. We provide the necessary education and resources to empower chapters...

CANCER (Opinions) 12-03-2013
by Nisa Göksel
I want to share my opinion about cancer. Cancer is a murderer. Now, our families, neighbors and friends are healthy and next to us. But we don’t know what will happen tomorrow. Cancer may appear unexpectedly. Here's example My aunt was very...

Cancer- how do you find the words to say goodbye? (Poetry) 26-09-2006
by Rare breed
How has it come to be that near or far you are a big part of me? At your best you are love (able) and at your worst- an imperfect man whom I've tried my whole life to understand still I'm your biggest fan Yet still shocked I can't...

Care for abused children weakens when it is most needed (Short Story) 1-07-2007
by Jonas Eriksson
The ongoing migration of Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Units (FCS) out of specialised locations to ordinary police stations is doing nothing to help young survivors of violence. In a country with pervasive problems of...

Causes and Contributions (Opinions) 11-07-2007
by Jared Otieno Oloo
Child labor is widely spread in the poor regions of Kenya. A question not that many people dealing with the issue of child labor ask is why does it happen? I have found out in my own research some of the things that have led to the widespread of...

CELEBRATING MOTHERS DAY WITH MOTHERS LIVING WITH AIDS (Short Story) 7-05-2008
by TIM YAKO.
May 11th is celebrated as Mothers' Day in some parts of the world. A lot of Mothers will be celebrated, appreciated, and showered with love and a whole lot of gifts. These Mothers are women who have been there for their children,families, friends...

Child Abuse (Short Story) 8-07-2008
by EDITH CHIMA
Child abuse has been defined as an act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker that result in the physical or emotional harm, sexual, or exploitation of a child, or which places the child in a harmful situation. In my own words, it...

Child Defilement (Opinions) 25-09-2003
by Limpo Chinika
Isn’t it a wonder that for the past months this year alone child defilement cases seem to be rocking our daily newspapers? It’s sad to say that the "so called" male parents or possibly brother, cousin or relative who should be there to protect the...

Children and Human Rights in the 21st Century (Opinions) 13-04-2007
by Henry Ekwuruke
The global scandal of violence against children Is a horror story too often untold? With malice and clear intent, Violence is used against the members of society Least able to protect themselves— Children in school, in orphanages, on the...

children's problem due to maoism (Opinions) 20-04-2002
by alok shrestha
Youth are the main source of man power for the development of nation in whole we can say civilization. Without youth no task can be performed completely. Involvement of youth is very vital for completing any work properly. Youth are the very...

Christie's Story (Short Story) 29-04-2009
by Mekhala Chaubal
Christie Ladner, 26, Mississauga/Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Student/Columnist Like most aspiring writers, Christie Ladner begins her day with a fresh cup of coffee and some form of writing, usually a blog entry. As a student at Toronto’s York...

Cigarette Smoking in Nepal (Opinions) 25-08-2002
by Prabesh Paudyal
We know that youth are curious and have an attitude of experimentating. Many youth in Nepal are spoilt in smoking as they want to explore things that they see or are told about by their friends. Many of the youth smoke to be "smart" -- believing...

Circular Zerolular (Poetry) 21-07-2006
by Sudip Aryal
Smoke of death dancing upon us Fooling thie we pretend to enjoy wondering the heaven out of hell stuffed with the zerolular are we searching for a corner in a round room Hey ungodly god! where leads this circular zeroruler? Dont's and...

Communicating for Social Change (Short Story) 3-09-2007
by Venkatesham Burra
Sixty years after independence, India's tryst with destiny continues. Impressive economic indicators of progress are tempered with the concerns for equity in human development. A high rate of GDP growth sits uncomfortably with a literacy rate of...

Community-Based Orgs and Local Govnts should Partner to Combat HIV/AIDS (Opinions) 30-04-2003
by Neema Mgana
The unprecedented human tragedy caused by HIV/AIDS on the African continent is one that can no longer be ignored. Sub-Saharan Africa has particularly been held hostage by this disease. Estimates show that nearly two-thirds of the population in...

Complete (Poetry) 13-07-2004
by melanie mae
It feels dry, crackly Around the protruding bone Sunken in And smooth even lids Stone cold cheeks Not fractured Whole Complete Waiting for the sun

Computers For DNA ?? (Opinions) 13-12-2004
by Kapil
The human brain is believed by many as the best computer, because besides collecting, storing and analyzing the data, it can also "feel" it. But consider this - 3 billion base pair sequences and 20,000 to 25,000 genes in human DNA; thousands of...

Conflict in Relationships (Poetry) 7-12-2005
by wahooe
CONFLICT IN RELATIONSHIPS LISTENING TO THE INNER BODY When listening to another person, Don't just listen with your mind, listen with your whole body. Feel the energy field of your inner body as you listen. That takes attention away...

Confusing messages about sex for young people (Opinions) 11-02-2008
by Esther Agbarakwe
Growing up as a youth in the HIV/AIDS era must be tougher than it was before the advent of the epidemic. Watching your friends get ill, suffer through bodily pain, social stigma, or self-induced shame and isolation, creates a general feeling of...

Content As I Am (Poetry) 7-07-2007
by Mervis Ifeoma Emelife
I might not be a star I might not be a beauty But that twinkle in my eyes And the smile that’s always on my lips Shows that I am content to be me Power can’t make me content Yes I need not cower where power is concerned Because it could...

Cracks (Poetry) 24-01-2007
by IKPOBARI SENEWO
When I fall within the cracks, Nay, they say, through the cracks, I land within feet of my anthill; The landing staircases stream From without crooking about Like an accursed smoking snake; That is, when I fall within the cracks, Nay, they...

Cradles of Eminence (Opinions) 20-09-2005
by Bobola Oniwura
At various stages, societies through out the world make a conscious effort to remember those whose lives and times helped to redefine mankind. They do this in order to chart a new course for humanity, to extend the frontiers of freedom and...

Crazy Again? (Poetry) 14-04-2007
by Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi
Are you crazy again? Why do you love the pain It takes to grow so wild, when you could be as mild As mild as the little child who seldom grows wild, that when he is hungry it doesn't get him angry? Why not simply walk away when they...

Creamy White Robe (Poetry) 8-07-2004
by melanie mae
Her creamy white robe Is covered in lint She rolls Laying sideways In her bed of night and day Her dark red hair used to Touch the ground I love you, Mother.

Creepiness in my brain! (Poetry) 14-01-2005
by Karim Al Nadoury
I feel like something new, although I felt like this before Restless, hyper I am not sure of anything, only "my feelings", all I'm sure about till now! I wanted to kiss, or even to touch you Am losing my mind!! Too much in every second; I...

CULTURE AND SEXUALITY: Why my Grand mama remains the best! (Opinions) 26-10-2007
by VICTOR RASUGU
Growing up in the village can be exiting like you can never imagine. Everyday packaged itself in a different style but the grand mother was always the same. Waking up in the morning was at times frustrating especially on a weekend. Grand mama was...

Curtains (Poetry) 26-02-2006
by Cherrie Kong
It's no surprise, this violent guise Has only lasted so long Lived since birth with no remorse Or desire to compromise Now this hate will dissipate To leave a lifeless hollow Who shall come to see this son Lying with his eyes closed...

Cynical (Poetry) 6-05-2008
by Angela Sun
Make-believes are for dreamers and nothing else Aye, I was one once Long ago, when everything still seemed possible When luck seemed to be a greatly distributed thing When movie-stars and musicians were picked up from the streets When my...

Dangerous soda in Nigeria (Opinions) 24-03-2007
by Olagbemiro Ibukun
Rather than reaching for water when thirst parches our throats, many people here in Nigeria prefer to go for beverages of the Coca-Cola Company and the Seven UP Company. Recently, we have had a proportional increase in the number of soda and...

Dangers of Drug Abuse Among Youth (Short Story) 28-08-2004
by Timmy
Drug abuse is the excessive, maladaptive, or addictive use of drugs for non-medicinal purposes. It also defines a state, emotional and sometimes physical, characterized by a compulsion to take drugs on a constant basis in order to experience its...

De "l'exportation" de la grippe aviaire (Interviews) 1-11-2006
by Eric DOMBOU
Que sait-on aujourd’hui des modes de propagation de la grippe aviaire ? J-L.A. : On sait tout d’abord que le rôle des oiseaux sauvages a été surestimé. Sur le continent africain par exemple, la maladie n’a...

De l'eau pour tous les Hommes! (Opinions) 11-03-2006
by Mouyaga Lilian Gervil
D’ici à 2015, les objectifs du Millénaires prévoient de réduire de moitié le pourcentage de la population mondiale privée d’eau potable. Pour y parvenir, deux défis sont à relever : prévenir l’épuisement et la pollution des ressources en eau de...

Dear friends (Poetry) 16-04-2009
by Olowu Adebowale Lawrence
Dear valid friends, As you log in for your 24 hours And browse through this day, May you download All the good things That today has in store for you; And may your body system Never crash. I hope your anti-virus is active So that you can...

December 1st is Everyday (Opinions) 27-11-2007
by Munaf von Rudloff
December 1st 1988, 19 years ago, I was at pre-school and my mom, then working at my country’s AIDS/STI unit, dropped by to give me a free t-shirt with a fancy logo and a red ribbon. This was the first inkling of the term HIV/AIDS. In Botswana,...

Delitos Sexuales y derechos de las mujeres (Opinions) 29-10-2006
by Mariela Silvina Fiamingo
En los últimos años se registra un aumento en la Argentina del índice de denuncias por delitos sexuales. En 2004, se denunciaron 10.746 casos de los cuales 3.447 fueron violaciones, según datos brindados por la Dirección Nacional de Política...

Destiny's grace (Poetry) 26-02-2004
by Andrew Lauman
Countries afar, Destiny's grace, One life to live, A lover’s embrace, Gentle desire, Passions attire, Greatness lures, Love endures, Innocence laughs, Beauty plays, Holiness adorns, The light stays.

Development: change at any cost? (Opinions) 27-11-2008
by Norma
Primitive man was for many years limited in his ability to explore and exploit his environment. So he hunted close to home and had a limited sphere of influence. With time he learnt to explore and exploit his environment as he overcame many...

Diabetes e juventude (Opinions) 18-11-2008
by Amanda T.Gondim
Os primeiros relatos da diabetes datam da era Egípcia, algo em torno de 2000 anos atrás, sendo envolta em grande mistério com relação a sua causa,foi nomeada como diabetes mellitus, devido ao caráter adocicado da urina dos que apresentavam a...

Diabetic Retinopathy (Opinions) 23-08-2010
by jamal siddiqui
Diabetes Mellitus is on the increase and seems to be emerging as a major public health problem for our country. According to World Health Organization, One in four diabetics will be Indian. Diabetes was responsible for 102,000 deaths in 1998. It...

Disability in Uganda (Opinions) 5-02-2006
by Ssendagire Paul
Disability is part and parcel of every society. There is no generation or society without a disabled person. Yet the term disability encircles the mentally ill, the visually impaired, people with behavioural and communication disorders, the poor...

Disease (Poetry) 13-10-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
Do not deceive us in the ways we are taught. The world is of happiness, and not overwrought. But we praise the countries that step forward and say- that they are only just trying to save all in harm's way. And the rockets' red glare, and...

Do I Know You? (Poetry) 13-09-2004
by Andrew Lauman
I wait upon the Lord, Voices tell me there is now way, Rushing, crashing, falling, diving, The thoughts invade my day. I cry unto the Lord, Love unfailing washing my all, Shame, pride, rejection, fear, The winter winds enjoy my fall. I...

Don't Look Twice (Poetry) 14-02-2005
by D'Arcy Juni
A simple man with an empty smile, denied a sense of elation... His mirth reflects you and your merciless laughter, -appointment for modification. Finding footing, the tinkering begins, the slaughter of innocence. They've created a working,...

Double Face of Globalisation (Opinions) 8-10-2004
by chidiebere arinzechukwu
Globalization is the great economic event of our era, its now bringing unprecedented opportunities to billions of people throughout the world. Globalization is the term some use to describe the growing worldwide interdependence of people and...

Drink Lots of Water to Keep Gout at Bay (Opinions) 4-06-2005
by Meshack omari Onderi
Gout is painful but very common condition, especially among the people who eat a lot of red meat and wash it down with lots of alcohol. What is gout? Gout is caused by uric acid crystals that form in the joints, causing painful swellings. Uric...

Drug abuse & kids (Poetry) 9-12-2009
by Richard
Look at us today. We use drugs and we have nothing to say. Why people choose this path, I just can't imagine that. People killing, People well-living... Why do people do this? To prove what the way is? Please help them live, because...

Drug Abuse: The Deteriorating Scenario Among Youth (Short Story) 1-06-2004
by Antony Felix O. O. Simbowo
The current trend of substance abuse among youth and especially school age children is troubling. Many fingers have been pointed at the youth themselves while at the same time ignoring the very people who abet the youth’s drug habits, and wantonly...

Drug-free Europe (Opinions) 26-06-2002
by Charlo Seychell
PATH - European Youth Without Drugs is a European Network for young people. PATH - European Youth Without Drugs' philosophy is for young people to show other young people that they can live life and have fun without drugs. The goal is to...

Drugs, Cigarettes, and Alcohol (Opinions) 19-01-2002
by Prabesh Paudyal
Drugs, Cigarettes and Alcohol have become some of the biggest items of international trade. Drug trade has grown from a small cottage 20 years ago, but which at present, is one of the largest smuggling items of the world. There are more than 8...

E-mails Triple X: Profanadores de paz (Short Story) 20-08-2008
by Ivan Sanes
Hoy como de costumbre me levanto cada mañana y una de las cosas que primero hago es revisar mi correo electrónico, pero hoy haciendo un poco de conciencia me detengo a razonar lo deprimente que es encontrar una serie de correos con contenido...

Earthquakes- an esoteric perspective (Opinions) 1-08-2007
by George Wiliiam Onyore
Are earthquakes caused by sin? Or are they just mere physical occurrences independent of human activities? Well, it would be impossible, using scientific evidence, to explain how a father who has just raped his one-year-old daughter could cause an...

Egypt: Steps Towards a Healthier Environment (Opinions) 25-05-2003
by Yara Kassem
The environment is one of the most vital axes of development, so the deterioration of the environment represents a major danger threatening social and economic development, the sustainability of natural resources, and human health. Recognizing...

El otro Irapuato (Short Story) 16-09-2008
by aldoivan
“La critica es el aprendizaje de la imaginación en su segunda vuelta, la imaginación curada de fantasía y decidida a enfrentar la realidad del mundo.” (Octavio Paz 1914-1998, escritor y poeta mexicano) Imaginemos por un momento que hoy no...

El señor de los perros (Short Story) 18-05-2007
by Laura Müller
Hace dos meses en un día como estos me avisaron que solo me quedaba por el contrato temporal en el lugar donde estaba trabajando, tuve que salir de la oficina esa tarde para arreglar algunas cosas para un evento que íbamos a tener y con la mente...

El sol de las tres (Short Story) 11-09-2008
by Cristino Alberto Gómez Luciano
En sus ojos eran dos bueyes, y el arado detrás de los animales labraba la tierra fértil por toda la extensión del camino a casa. El sol de las tres le quemaba frente y espalda, haciéndole sudar a ríos. Ese es el trabajo, para los hombres el pan de...

Elusive Angel (Poetry) 14-04-2007
by Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi
"It is not my fault even though you feel hurt" had always been your excuse which is of course of no use. You know I miss you and truly miss you. When then would you come to stay, else i go astray? Or should I totally forget you and...

Empowering People to Eat Well, Be Well, and Change the World (Opinions) 8-08-2005
by Cheryl Gudz
Food is an essential part of our daily lives. It is central to our health and well being, but we rarely know where it comes from, under what conditions it was produced or how far it had to travel to get to our kitchens and into our stomachs. In...

End of Water: Myth or Reality? (Opinions) 28-06-2005
by Sophie Gar
Taking a look to the past and also to the present, water has been important in all ways of subsisting in life: to wash, to clean, to dissolve, to combine, and most importantly to drink. This precious liquid, so pure and so useful, is in crisis....

Ending Procrastination (Opinions) 6-12-2005
by FREDEX KING TUT JR.
The first step in solving a problem is identification of the problem. What is procrastination? Procrastination is putting off doing things we need to do, want to do or feel we should do. My dictionary defines procrastination as: 1 - To put...

Entrevista a Alex Freyre: “El preservativo en el obelisco fue lo más grande que hicimos" (Interviews) 27-12-2005
by María Laura Caraballo
Interjóvenes presenció la entrega de diplomas que la Fundación Buenos Aires Sida otorgó a los representantes de las escuelas que participan de la campaña de capacitación que la fundación lleva adelante, a través de charlas con los alumnos y...

Environnement -GABON (Opinions) 14-01-2006
by Mouyaga Lilian Gervil
Ce texte d'Antoine Lawson montre Les insuffisances dans l'enlèvement et le traitement des déchets qui aggravent le problème de l'eau potable au Gabon et permettent de mesurer les limites des politiques actuelles de l'environnement dans notre pays...

Estigma y discriminación (Opinions) 15-09-2008
by aldoivan
El estima puede definirse como la condición o comportamiento que hace que su portador sea incluido en una categoría social hacia cuyos miembros se genera una respuesta negativa. Por otro lado, la discriminación consiste en la exclusión social de...

Ethiopian Food Heritage is Unique (Opinions) 15-08-2005
by Dereje Amera
The history of Ethiopia, known to many as Abyssinia, is rich, ancient, and still in part unknown. It is in the Afar region of Ethiopia where scientists discovered the remains of “Lucy” or Dinkenesh, meaning “thou art wonderful,” as she is known...

Etourderie? (Opinions) 25-10-2008
by ONDO ELLASSOUMOU CAREL DORIAN
Le quotidien gabonais dénommé" l'Union plus" a publié dans son numéro du 18 et 19 octobre 2008, dans sa rebrique, "Pour moi quoi...Makaya" un article sur le comportement de certains fonctionnaires affectés à l'intérieur du pays. Et de cet...

Everyone at Risk: Tuberculosis (Opinions) 12-11-2003
by Olusanya Adesye Adebayo
Tuberculosis (TB) is an important public health problem in both developed and developing countries. It is a contagious, primarily air borne, bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) caused disease whose cases of infection dropped in the 1940s and...

Evolution is just a theory (Poetry) 27-07-2008
by kate mckee simmons
The box in my living room transports me to the other side of the world. An unclothed child grips a rifle and stares blatantly into my eyes. I beg. Don't Shoot. The box in my drive way moves me to the other side of the city. The...

Excessive Drinking and the College Experience (Opinions) 12-08-2003
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
Many years ago, being a college student was a thing of pride, as an undergraduate was believed to represent an avalanche of courage, a leader in the making and a candidate for personal and professional success. For many people, the perception of...

Experience (Poetry) 5-05-2008
by Samuel-Malachi Odekunle
Vivid recollections Of past victories and falls I chose to remember Life’s turbulent progression When hit by emotion's aggressive waves Caught in the storm of indecision Fighting to shelter To hide from the hailstones called compromise A...

Express your love now! (Poetry) 10-08-2007
by Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi
I thought there might be another day even though I say nothing today, for me to tell you how much i love you instead of assuming you would now i do if i had known it would be the last time i would watch you mime, i could have spent an...

Eye donation : challenges (Opinions) 26-06-2007
by jamal siddiqui
Context: Blindness has been recognized as an important public health problem in India. In India, there are approximately 12 million bilateral visually impaired and 8 million unilateral visually impaired, which is about one fourth of the total...

Falling in love? (Poetry) 30-04-2007
by Osamuyi Okpame
Falling in love? Some people say love hurts. Some say love is a wonderful thing. Some say love is blind or shouldn’t it rather be lust is blind? Some say love is the best thing to ever happen to them. Some say it is the worst thing to ever...

Famine en Afrique : des idées contre la fatalité. (Opinions) 9-10-2008
by Youths Ahead!
Le sommet du FAO tenu dans la capitale romaine, il y a quelques semaines, s’est efforcé, ou du moins a donné cette impression, à trouver des remèdes à cette maladie terrible qu’est la faim dans le monde. Malgré les prêches de prédicateurs...

Far Cry From Freedom: Challenges of Zimbabwean Youth in the face of HIV & AIDS (Opinions) 5-05-2006
by mbonisi zikhali
“Join the joy of the Jubilee with glee for we are free, yet far from freedom.” *** Young Zimbabwean poet, Victor Moyo, commenting on the 25 year Silver Jubilee Independence celebrations in Zimbabwe in 2005. When...

Feeling skinny feels great...? (Poetry) 10-12-2009
by Itzel
This poem expresses the struggle in the mind of somebody battling with anorexia: the conflict between self-perception and reality. It does feel great ! I can’t stand the hunger. I’ve been lying all the time. I see the mirror and I hate...

Female Genital Mutilation: a bleeding wound for over 140 million women worldwide (Opinions) 9-09-2002
by Charis Demetriou
Waris Dirie, a Somali girl–-now a top model living in New York--knew almost everything about what it is like to be a woman in Africa. She continually moved around looking for prosperous land and water, struggling to survive. Her only companions...

Five Ways to Improving the Quality of your Life (Short Story) 6-08-2005
by peter njeru
Inflation, sickness, malnutrition, poverty—these problems are widespread in developing lands. And there is no immediate solution in sight, at least from a human point of view. If you live in a developing land, is there anything you can do to...

For our great mother (Poetry) 26-06-2008
by shamirah
A poem for our dear mother: You are my inspiration. Through the years you have proven to be the most inspirational individual. You are selfless, caring, and encourage us no matter what our journeys and their outcomes. With your...

FOR TOMORROW (Opinions) 11-03-2010
by Faridah Ibrahim
FOR TOMORROW Many negative things are often said about northern Nigeria as it is today. With 11 million illiterate children, this region has the highest number of out-of-school children of any region of a country in the world. And the numbers...

For Your Health (Opinions) 14-08-2004
by Piyoo Kochar
Music can be defined as "the fine art concerned with the combination of sound with a view to beauty of form and expression of emotion". To me music is, "sounds in melodic or harmonic combination". Music is known to have many effects on the human...

Forever Amber (Poetry) 27-09-2009
by Tiffany Saxon
This poem was given to a mother named Tarissa, who lost her 19yr old daughter, Amber, to the H1N1 virus. This poem was given to Amber's family on July 10, 2009. God bless Amber and her family. "This dedication is to an amazing mother That I...

found: sweetbrokenbeautiful (Poetry) 29-06-2005
by alexis gumbs
the story of a girl finding herself in parts i. broken a character description pens in her hands like cut glass bleed a sharp truth everywhere. wallsfloorsfaces right here (wherever she knows you will see it) since age 18...

Free of Thinking (Poetry) 12-12-2005
by wahooe
In life-threatening emergency situations, the shift in consciousness from time to presence sometimes happens naturally. The personality that has a past and a future momentarily recedes and is replaced by an intense conscious presence, very...

Freedom (Poetry) 21-06-2009
by richa mathur
I never felt this way before I never felt this light-weight before, Like a feather; I am free… Free to fly in this wind, And to cherish being the king pin. I am in love, with the chirping of birds Sky’s painting with black, blue and grey...

Friday of the future (Poetry) 13-06-2010
by Mary
On Monday of last week Your roof came falling The cracks and leaks You did not repair You blamed the rain On Tuesday of last week The flies came buzzing The plates of suya You left unwashed You blamed the suya remnants On...

From the Dark to Hope (Poetry) 27-01-2006
by A Better Community for All (ABC4All)
So many suffer. Look at the world - Haves and have-nots. Are not we all alive? Do not all matter? Thirsts must be quenched. Hunger satisfied. Not right for darkness to Cloud the light. Is there an end to misery? Cannot those in need...

Frustrations Sexuelles (Opinions) 12-12-2008
by Nono Njepang
Aujourd’hui peut –on encore parler de tabou sexuel ? Certainement non ! Au regard de la croissance médiatique que l’humanité connaît et par la force transfrontalière de l’Internet et des télécommunications. Mais malgré cette réalité, des...

Funding for Homestead five capital development (Opinions) 11-10-2002
by Mohammad Ziaul Ahsan
A project proposal on the innovation of five capital development at the homestead attended with reproductive health care management & nutrition supplement in the rural community on a special human resources development training & credit programme....

Funerals, Prayers and Hope Mark World AIDS Day (Opinions) 1-12-2002
by bbbbbrtbrrbebr
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (Reuters) - Millions of people around the globe marked World AIDS Day Sunday with marches, prayers and hope amid grim statistics which show the epidemic outpacing all efforts to control it. In China, officials...

Genetically Modified Foods in Africa: The Chain Termination Sequence (Opinions) 9-06-2005
by Antony Felix O. O. Simbowo
The era of genetically manipulated foods is here with us. Africa and the Third World must wake up to this realization. Within the decade, there has been an avalanche of agro biotechnology companies spreading their wings to the developing world,...

Globalization and Popular Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Short Story) 16-07-2003
by ANDRE MUKENGE
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, D.R.C., is experiencing the following prevalent diseases: AIDS, veneral and sexual diseases, tuberculosis, parasitic worm infections , malaria and children malnutrition. In this article we will demonstrate...

Goal Setting (Opinions) 26-11-2005
by FREDEX KING TUT JR.
What are goals? Goals are the things or ideals we have chosen to work for. They can be either material items, things we want to accomplish, or idealized lifestyles. Goals are choices. When we were young we were told to choose a goal,...

GROWING OLD- The Challenge of the “INTERGENERATION CONTRACT” (Opinions) 30-09-2006
by Ina GJIKONDI
Our world is aging. Longevity is a triumph and cause for celebration, but it requires new thinking from everybody and from every one's government. One of the things we have to ensure is that, as the United Nations Year for Older People in 1999...

Ha vuelto el agua (Poetry) 30-07-2007
by Cristino Alberto Gómez Luciano
Los niños juegan entre las aguas. Las hojas viejas caen, la calle al fin se baña. Se vino el cielo abajo. ¡Oh, bendita agua! No ombe, ¿Qué bendita? ¿Si ha tiempo no venías, por qué malvadamente hoy llegas enojada? Ellos la adoran, no...

Had a bad morning (Short Story) 12-05-2008
by TREASURE
You woke up with a sore heart. Saying “Good morning” doesn’t seem to be of much importance this particular morning. You’re drifting in your own world and the mirror seems to be portraying an unimaginable image of this strange person with an aching...

Half Way MDGs in Indonesia (Short Story) 3-08-2007
by Yuyun Harmono
Half way of MDGs in Indonesia did not show significant development, some targets committed communally in MDGs declaration is almost entirely far from the expectation. On the annual report of Human Development 2006 on topic Beyond Scarcity: Power,...

Happy Birthday (Poetry) 2-02-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
Happy Birthday Today, some years back You were brought into this world, Through the blessed womb of your mother, With the hardworking hands of your father, All by the abundant grace of God. To love and to cater for you That this day might...

Health and wellness (Short Story) 3-06-2010
by Arrey Emmanuel Enow
How have you had to deal with illness- physical, mental and spiritual? Illness is something nobody likes. When I was young and I got a cold, if I wanted to sleep or asked for drugs, my dad would tell me that I had to fight it: “Don’t give in to...

Health care delivery System and the Rural Areas (Opinions) 20-07-2005
by Henry Ekwuruke
Health care services are amongst the most basic of all essential services, and their significance cannot be over emphasized. However, the general health of a member of any society can be seen as part of an interrelated set of conditions, which...

Health Implications of telecommunication mast (Short Story) 9-06-2011
by Omoruyi Osaretin Samuel
The establishment of more telecommunications infrastructure such as masts and base stations has raised some environmental concerns, especially in the area of Environmental Impact Assessment. It has become a part of the environment to see tall...

Health sector development and disease control in India (Short Story) 11-06-2003
by farhad ali
India has made significant progress in the past several decades in improving the health and well-being of its people. Over the past 40 years, life expectancy has risen by 17 years to 61 years, and infant mortality has fallen by more than...

Healthy and Sustainable Communities (Opinions) 25-10-2002
by Mike Blanchard
Healthy and sustainable cities are important because of the role communities play in so many people’s lives, and the importance of having a home in today’s world. The recent World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg may have put the...

Heart Diseases (Opinions) 10-01-2005
by EDITH CHIMA
The heart is a muscular organ located in the chest (thoracic) cavity and enclosed in a fibrous sac, the pericardium and the heart is filled with a water fluid which serves as lubricant as the heart moves within the sac. The heart receives blood...

Hearts pumping (Opinions) 19-02-2003
by silvia Marquine
Developing a new heart valve is the main goal for a group of students in Miami, Fla. Once a week, seven students get together with the faculty supervisors at the Cardiovascular Engineering Center at Florida International University to discuss...

Her mother takes cocaine (Poetry) 12-08-2010
by Lacadalet Magazine
As young girls lying under the flowered roof we played those school games. I was 10 and you 12. Your mother isn't here any more. We can play as long as we want, but we haven't any dinner. “You are my sister,” she said. “And your mother...

Herbs for general treatment? (Interviews) 3-12-2008
by Victor Oriwa
The underground circumstance of a 50 year old David Andati who rolls life in the city of Kwajenga as an African traditional medicine man is common place to any squalid slum that may tickle your mind. And while hunching tactfully in Embakasi’s...

Highway 4 terminus (Poetry) 30-06-2004
by shawn
You can get the drift As caution evaporates around Her billowing blonde hair With an air of independence Notice the care swallowing Still distant in your own meal But feeling last bites breath Culminates of a shared humidity It...

HIV & AIDS, Who is to be Blamed? (Opinions) 1-08-2008
by Hayford Siaw
The priorities of the nations in the world have totally been misplaced by virtue of the many strange revelations on this planet. On 2005 May 3, CONRAD program of the Eastern Virginia Medical School (USA) announced that, they had received $ 12M...

Hiv AID-S (Poetry) 2-02-2007
by friday solomon
Am i great, am i elusive? No boundary limits me, am with the greats as well as the niet zo great. am wrongly pronounced sometimes as AIDS, I confound the wise, be very cautious with the issue of and transfer of the; red fluid, the...

HIV and AIDS - Shutting the ‘Window of Hope’. (Opinions) 17-03-2006
by Douglas Tigere
Young people have long been viewed as the ‘window of hope’ for changing the course of the HIV and AIDS pandemic. But without substance in the form of youth friendly education and information on sexual and reproductive health, this vision will...

HIV and the Powerless Women of Nigeria. (Short Story) 13-01-2005
by Henry Ekwuruke
My organization, The Nnado Foundation, is involved in HIV and AIDS activities across the Abia state rural areas of Nigeria. The program has a rural emphasis, because our experience shows that more efforts are concentrated in the urban centres....

HIV positive with a positive attitude (Poetry) 2-10-2009
by Mutebi Bwakya
This is my story, I'm positive with HIV. My thoughts filled with visions of places I'll never see, Places I'll never go, with people I'll never know; All for the reason that death is knocking at my door. So I'm feeling quite helpless as I...

HIV Positive? Not The End of the World! (Opinions) 15-11-2007
by Grace
When Ben’s sister called me two months ago to inform me that Ben was in hospital and in critical condition, it did not occur to me that he would end up in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). I met Ben during a friend’s wedding and we exchanged...

HIV related stigma (Opinions) 13-04-2007
by Dennis Nyakundi Onguti
I had been following our contributions to the HIV/AIDS issue and reading through the various members' response to the issue. But of most important is the remark that Mr. Howard made in Australia which has fueled a lot of fury. As i read all the...

HIV Risk Linked to Women's Sexual Rights (Opinions) 12-09-2003
by k
"I really trusted my husband," says Rabina Thapa, a 25-year-old woman. She knew she hadn't had sex with anyone else, so when she tested HIV-positive she felt "totally shattered." Namrata husband didn't use condoms even though, as she later...

HIV Virus and Business Entrepreneurs in Africa (Opinions) 10-05-2003
by EKHATOR CHRISTIAN OSAZEE
AIDS is one modern day disease that the present medical geniuses have not been able to provide a cure for. Though the virus (HIV) causes great and grave havoc against mankind, there has been successful diagnosis. However experts in the field of...

HIV-1 Transmitted Drug Resistance in Latin America and the Caribbean: What Do We Know? (Interviews) 28-01-2013
by Chofor Vitalis Nchang
Study carried out by Andrea-Clemencia Pineda-Peña, Diana-Carolina Bello, Otto Sussmann, Anne-Mieke Vandamme, Jurgen Vercauteren, Kristel van Laethem and Arley Gómez-López, Clinical and Molecular Infectious Disease Group, Faculty of Sciences and...

HIV/ AIDS education in rural Nigeria (Opinions) 26-02-2009
by Everistus Olumese
I had a glimpse into the knowledge of HIV possessed by rural Nigerians recently during a training on Life Building Skills organized by my organization for our volunteers. Not only did they not know what the acronym HIV/AIDS means but they...

HIV/ AIDS: the noisemaker (Poetry) 15-03-2007
by Abayomi Rotimi Mighty
Came in like a strong whirl Wind My mother ran in and forgot her slippers That's how many run from you Funny enough.. most don't even know you Your packaging is so strong HIV Please be my uncle's Promoter He wants to be a boxer So his...

Hiv/Aids (Poetry) 22-03-2005
by Moboluwaji Raphael Ojo
A very tiny guest Introduced to a very fine world There havoc is rendered Bit by bit The defences are broken Fort smashed down And armoury set on fire Its blaze continues overtime Life made vulnerable Only for adversaries to set in...

HIV/AIDS and Gender (Opinions) 6-12-2007
by Sean Amos
It is essential to address the need for gender equality and women’s empowerment in order to begin to reverse the epidemic. Gender should be integrated into existing national AIDS strategies. National AIDS commissions should be gender sensitized....

HIV/AIDS and morality (Opinions) 22-08-2005
by Adeolu Adewoye
HIV/AIDS and morality Human immunodeficiency virus is, for sure, a big issue in many fields of life. In the science world it has become a battle and to society it has become one of the most deadly viruses. The saddest part is the attribution of...

HIV/AIDS AND THE AFRICAN FEMALE (Opinions) 14-05-2007
by Godswill Odeku
HIV/AIDS AND THE AFRICAN FEMALE Godswill A. Odeku odekuga@yahoo.com, +234-805-787-9764 With increasing and intense efforts at contemplating and executing interventions the world over with regards to checkmating the spread of HIV/AIDS...

HIV/AIDS and You (Opinions) 30-10-2005
by bigboyloveyoubaby
If you need time and space to think your situation through, make it. Whatever you're going through is natural and how you deal with this news is up to you. HIV is threatening your existence, so it's alright to be angry. If you are scared express...

HIV/AIDS Education (Opinions) 16-10-2006
by Madelaine
With the lowest national HIV prevalence rate in Central America at 0.2%, Nicaragua is statistically dominating its region in the fight against AIDS. It is therefore somewhat of a juxtaposition that Nicaragua has the lowest GDP per capita in all of...

HIV/AIDS in Ukraine (Opinions) 21-07-2004
by Olexiy Kuzmenko
Of the slightly more than 1 billion young people between 15 and 24, almost 9 out of 10 live in developing countries. Up to 110 million youth were estimated to be malnourished and up to 7,000 became infected with HIV/AIDS daily. As official...

Hiv/aids prevention: a call for youth action (Opinions) 11-09-2007
by Dr Laz Ude Eze
Introduction Since the discovery of Human Immunodeficiency Virus – HIV in the early 80s, the world has never remained the same. The virus being one of the most potent suppressors of the immune system has so far caused unquantifiable and...

HIV/AIDS: A Threat to Sustainable Development in Developing Countries (Opinions) 16-08-2003
by farhad ali
HIV/AIDS is believed to be a threat to the sustainable development worldwide. Sustainable development means development with sustainability of all natural and artificial resources exploited for the cause of development. The basic consideration of...

HIV/AIDS: Global Problem, Local Solutions (Opinions) 9-09-2005
by Chloe
“No one wants to be rejected by their society. Your friends, your family, no one would talk to you. I wouldn’t want to do that.” As I lay in bed with my older host-sister Metarere, her genuine words provided the most clarity to the taboo...

HIV/AIDS: How to avoid Catastrophe (WSSD) (Opinions) 31-08-2002
by Charles Makanga Sendegeya
Johannesburg, August (GYRP) – Who’s going to be there to talk about sustainability when AIDS has wiped out the population? This was one of the challenges raised by the panellists during a press conference organised here on AIDS and Human...

HIV/AIDS: In Search of a Cure - ARVs vs Herbal Remedies (Opinions) 9-03-2007
by Ntwale Siulanda
A Survey by the World Health Organization (WHO) carried out 20 years ago had revealed that 80 per cent of the health delivery systems in Third World countries, which include Zambia, constituted of traditional medicine. However, in recent times,...

HIV/AIDS: The Scourge on Women in Nigeria (Opinions) 25-05-2004
by Raymond Oluwafemi Idienumah
When the late reggae icon Bob Marley said "No woman, No cry” he sure knew exactly what he was talking about. Tearful emotions are associated with women, and this is explicable. In our society today, women are at the mercy of their male...

HIV/AIDS: We Will NOT Die Like DOGS! (Opinions) 25-03-2006
by Moses Okoth Akwiri
AIDS WAR: We (youths) should NOT die like dogs The preparing of children for school and coordination of scarves suits preoccupied most minds of those filing out of Kenyan homes on Thursday morning. On the lapels of but a few, was a plash color,...

HKSAR and SARS (Short Story) 16-04-2003
by Joyce Kwok
"SARS has yet taken another 9 lives - What has the HKSAR (Hong Kong Special Admin Region) Government done to stop it?" reads the headlines of a local newspaper this morning. It has been at least three consecutive mornings since the local...

Homeland (Poetry) 23-11-2006
by Akinbo, Adebunmi Adeola
I met her waiting... ...waiting for a new-found sister, Her eyeballs stopped my heart beat a second...and she smiled, Her skin, fair, her hair, a glitter, and her covering, all green; A lips of red, a pearl to her ears, a folded...

Homeless (Poetry) 26-09-2007
by Melissa S.
Frostbitten blue Left in the snow Blackened fingers And blackened toes Has no blanket To keep him warm Has no family waiting For him at home Years of loneliness Has closed off his heart Sleeping in allies And eating out of trash...

Homosexuels: Prisoniers d'opinions (Opinions) 26-05-2006
by Joel Nana
Ils sont neufs devant la barre, ils sont âgés de 18 à 37 ans, c’est la troisième fois qu’ils comparaissent devant le tribunal de première instance de Yaoundé Depuis le 1er Juin 2005 date à laquelle ils ont étés écroués à la prison centrale de...

Hope Floats (Poetry) 19-07-2004
by Vinita Agarwal
She sits with a cup of coffee, The world is dawning, And there is a light which glitters. Hope is strung across the sky, Like a line of freshly washed clothes, New beginnings and a new realm of understanding. The world starts to dawn,...

How Safe Are Condoms? (Opinions) 29-10-2002
by Abongta Shu Moncha Brain
Many people have likened the act of using condoms to eating bananas with the peelings; some say its like bathing with your clothes on; others think its like watching a movie with your eyes closed. No matter what the analogy, one can confidently...

How schools are turning hopelessness to hope in rural Ghana (Opinions) 5-04-2007
by Rashid Zuberu
In the Upper Denkyira District of Ghana lie the small communities of Kramokrom, Camp, and Nyame Bekyere. These rural farming villages are located deep in the rain forest and lack many basic necessities. In total, there are over 500 inhabitants...

How they lost (Poetry) 20-11-2004
by melanie mae
Weary, I swam the sandy sea and the cold wet faces of unfilled streets climbed the high mountains of drunken glee, many people did I meet. Who cried and told me tales of love and war What could divide them, theft, or pain, or shock? No. It...

I Will Die Today (Poetry) 16-02-2009
by Mohammed Lamarana barry
I will die today; The moon has set I will die today; The sun has rise I will die today; The waves have paused I will die today; My dreams are entangled. I have seen the earth once, I have seen the sun once, I have not seen the moon!...

I Am AIDS (Poetry) 7-12-2007
by Carina Bleuer
Greetings! We have not yet been introduced but I will soon affect every aspect of your life, your friends’ and family’s lives, and the world as you know it. Our relationship may begin through needle exchanges, or through infected sexual partners....

I feel your pain, big brother! (Poetry) 14-04-2007
by Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi
His world folding up before his eyes, his eyes were most times turned up to the sky. Not even a consideration of the least of all, all that mattered to all was his fall. Of a truth, he had been informed but chose not to be conformed. He...

I Have a Dream (Poetry) 20-03-2007
by Ken Auma
At times i wonder, alone in my world, Then i sigh for I should have known. Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do....

I Remember Not (Poetry) 29-03-2011
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
Why is it like that? It's when I want that Like when I want to write That I remember not. Of billions of things in the world I'm left void I look around for inspiration I even reconsider some temptations The fans are blowing My head is...

I Resolve Never To Resolve (Poetry) 31-12-2006
by Ositadimma Amakeze
I resolve never to resolve As in my resolutions of the past To soar in height and wave Beyond myself and best I resolve in this new morn To stand strong at sunrise In spirit of my little best born And never to fish in the skies I...

I'm with you (Poetry) 4-05-2010
by Marianne
In life, there's always a little thing that can make us happy. If someone you know well is affected by Alzheimer's disease, take care of him. Make sure that he knows that you're with him. When people learn that they are sick, they become very...

ICASA and the Relevance to Africa (Short Story) 12-11-2005
by Henry Ekwuruke
The international conference on AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases in Africa, popularly known as “ ICASA 2005”, will be held in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria and the heart of Africa by December 2005. The conference with the...

If I was (Poetry) 23-08-2005
by Samori Sombel Sy
If I was a painter, I would paint civilization Somewhere along the Nile a people of revelation If I was a magician, I would have no fear Snap my fingers twice let all worries disappear If I was a pirate, I would sail and discover Stolen...

If I were in a wheelchair (Poetry) 23-08-2009
by calieel rashad amahad
If I were in a wheelchair I'd wish you would not stop and stare, Unless it was at the glare from my super fine hair. If I were in a wheelchair man, I would love to have ramps everywhere. If I were in a wheelchair I would love to play ball,...

If it glitters, it comes at a price (Short Story) 15-07-2008
by Juliejacqui
This is the story of Rita, a young woman whose life took a turn when she was seventeen years old. Rita was a high school student living in one of the slum areas of Nairobi called City Carton. She was in her final year, waiting to do her Kenya...

Illness (Poetry) 26-03-2002
by RANSOME®, CHO
When it gets you You say why only me? You lie there and no one gets sick with you You languish with tears from pains from the needles The Docs say it is okay, just some few more days You sit up all night awake Just to get up still ill...

Im a Child (Poetry) 19-09-2008
by Atta ur Rehman Qureashi
I am a child, Every one see me . What’s my condition? I have no house No Parents,No Friends, No food to eat, No Clothes to wear, No School for me to learn, I have No Money for these things. All of you people know very well about my...

In a while (Poetry) 2-05-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
At last, here we are blooming! After those seasons of itching and waiting; I can now hold you in my arms And ask for a dance. Let me your gorgeous lips And let's enjoy some sweet seizures. My sweet and my heart, It has been a long while!...

In case: a letter to the lukewarm (Poetry) 12-08-2009
by IKPOBARI SENEWO
Part 1: …You Tell “Not at this time!” You just told me. I’d thought you’d Exercise some patience, Look around you Then tell me, that is, If it is still necessary To say: “not at this time!” But, you just told me, Even when the world...

In Spite of… (Poetry) 1-08-2005
by A. Tsang
In spite of the ending of the world, it never affects me Because I seem to have never existed In spite of everything is falling apart I don’t need help In spite of my paranoia, I don’t need love and care Just drift along forever But I have...

In the Garden of Eden (Poetry) 2-08-2007
by Henry Ekwuruke
There we stayed, there we worked Till the day fortune met excellence People trooped in and trooped out on a sunny day Everybody is happy but two Who thinks life is a platter of gold in the wilderness Hard work in the garden means rewards...

Individuals can make a difference (Opinions) 11-08-2008
by elizabeth
The recent report on HIV/AIDS released in Kenya was a damning report more so showing that AIDS cases were at an upward trend. Of course the sad thing that always comes out whenever these reports are released is that the most affected group is the...

Infected in Cages: Treating Tuberculosis in Prisons (Opinions) 1-12-2006
by Sanjay Basu
At the 16th International AIDS Conference in Toronto last summer, researchers studying in South Africa made a startling announcement: in a study of 536 people with tuberculosis living in the rural town of Tugela Ferry, the researchers discovered a...

Interview de Sarah TOUMI (France, Tunisie) (Interviews) 13-07-2008
by Sessi HOUNKANRIN,PCC
Bonjour Sarah, pourrais-tu te présenter à nos lecteurs ? Parles nous de toi, de tes études ainsi que de ton engagement associatif au niveau local et international? J’ai 20 ans, je suis franco-tunisienne, née en France d’une mère française et...

Investing in youth: the role of reproductive health (Opinions) 9-09-2002
by International Youth Development Forum IYDF
Think about this: 44% of the human faces that met the new millennium were less than 20 years old. The profound changes signaled by this demographic shift will challenge the human family in such areas as social stability, security, economic...

Invincibility or invisibility (Poetry) 20-02-2010
by Nikki Allison
Picture, "A Soldier's Story", by Alina Bachmann . Invincibility Or is it invisibility That's my complex? Or is it just complex? Bright lights, big city With no one ahead of me Don't have no enemies Flexing cerebral muscle Playin'...

IS IT A BIG DEAL TO SAY THANK YOU? (Poetry) 5-02-2007
by Stephen O. Silas
IS IT A BIG DEAL TO SAY THANK YOU? Saying thank you gives the ability and encouragement to bring back the memory of doing another good one. Did you say thank you to some one who has just done well to you? Or you think is not important and...

Is “Behaviour Change” The Ultimate Solution? (Opinions) 12-12-2007
by erick ochieng otieno
Every now and then, ones hears of the arguments for ABC (Abstinence-Be Faithful-use Condom) as ways of combating the ever rising cases of HIV/Aids in the world. More often than not, however, these ideas end up in deaf ears, even though we have to...

It's gonna be okay (Poetry) 27-07-2008
by Preksha Golchha
I'm missing you, Tears rolling down my eyes. I wish I had a magic wand That could make things alright. It isn't easy as it is. It gets tougher by the day. Holding on, being strong Isn't as easy as they say. I know it's gonna go well; I...

It's Such a Pain (Poetry) 24-11-2004
by (Serah Katusia)Tussi
There is a pain that never goes away The pain of losing a mother The pain of scavenging for food It nags at my conscience My mommy is no more Stolen at such a tender age Struck by the angel of death, AIDS! It’s such a pain, such a loss...

IYPS2008: Young professionals and the Millennium Development Goals (Short Story) 7-07-2007
by Sarah-Jo Dawson
The 7th July 2007 marks the halfway point since the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) were launched by the United Nations and the target date of achieving these wide-ranging targets, covering eradication of poverty, environmental sustainability...

JIMMY'S BEST FRIEND (Short Story) 29-10-2004
by Kapil
We stay in a hostel, with personalities ranging from real genius to absolute duffer. But ever since I entered this room, I have seen a unique person in Jimmy. We stay in the same room. He is a typical, confused, happy-go-lucky kind of teenager,...

Journey into Darkness (Short Story) 11-09-2005
by May Fawaz
The first time I saw Fatima was on a TV show called “People’s Talk”, where she had appeared to describe her experience with AIDS. Her face was covered and her voice distorted so that she would remain anonymous. She spoke shamefully, cried, and...

Juventud Causa, Adultez Consecuencia (Opinions) 14-11-2006
by Miguel Andrés Aravena Cofré
Conflictivo por decirlo menos, casi me es alarmante pero no alcanza a serlo (aunque debiese). Así me hacen sentir las conclusiones que estoy desarrollando por estos días. Tengo la sensación de que nosotros, los jóvenes, estamos castigados por la...

Juventud, Cambio Climático y Salud (Opinions) 27-08-2008
by Efraim Batista de Souza Neto
Vivimos ahora un período muy interesante de nuestra historia en la odisea terrestre. Es un momento que exige la reformulación de nuestro comportamiento ante la naturaleza y ante la propia civilización humana. Según el filósofo Guattari, vivimos la...

Keep a Smile (Poetry) 6-09-2006
by IKPOBARI SENEWO
Keep a smile. There's nothing like it. A smile's a panacea, nay, a curative unparalleled; Even in the worst of moments, a smile's the answer. It shines through like morning sun in summer; Keep a smile, not a spite. Let it swell like a...

Kicking for Change (Short Story) 25-10-2007
by VICTOR RASUGU
The crowd went into frenzy when Girls soccer football club from Kibera won their first match. The home ground advantage seemed to give the team an extra player in the field. The occasion was a 7 aside girls soccer tournament cum community...

Kind assistance (Short Story) 2-11-2006
by moses zimbe
To those readers with caring hearts: In my country Uganda , there is war, disease, starvation and pestilence. All these things are horrible, but I think they are most terrible for children who do not know why their parents are gone, why...

Know It Not (Poetry) 22-10-2007
by Lynes Celeste
There's something in the look of your eyes It pulls me to you slowly but surely Like things in the earth's gravity To be in need of me at the center of your universe My mind's sucked by your smile It always loses its content Even when your...

Knowing is Beautiful (Poetry) 30-11-2006
by Racquel Nixon
*I know it's kind of long, but it's worth the read =) Waiting in this room with him by my side looks in to my eyes smile fades. white walls are blinding my heart is beating our hands tighten nurse calls my name. he nods and...

L'alimentation à Montréal (Opinions) 16-10-2006
by Martin Tétu
On connaît tous à Montréal le Café Santropol, merveilleux restaurant à l’atmosphère décontractée. Son menu inclut des plats végétariens de grande qualité et on peut savourer une soupe-repas sur la terrasse pleine d’arbres, en plein coeur du...

L'échange entre jeunes : un moyen efficace de lutte contre le VIH/Sida (Short Story) 2-12-2010
by Amadou Moctar DIALLO
L'échange entre jeunes : un moyen efficace pour barrer la route au VIH/Sida La communauté internationale célèbre ce 01 décembre 2010, la 23e Journée mondiale de lutte contre le sida placée sous le thème « « l’accès universel à la santé et aux...

La Anticoncepción de Emergencia en Paraguay (Opinions) 7-11-2006
by Patricia Aguilar
Primeramente tenemos que ubicarnos para entender de qué estamos hablando cuando decimos Pastillas Anticonceptivas de Emergencia (PAE). La PAE se encuentra clasificada dentro de la Anticoncepción de Emergencia (AE). Se denomina así a los métodos...

La Grippe Aviaire (Opinions) 27-10-2005
by FEUSSOM
Grippe aviaire (“grippe du poulet”) et importance de la transmission à l’homme La maladie chez l’oiseau : impact et mesures de lutte La grippe aviaire, provoquée par une souche A du virus grippal, est une maladie infectueuse affectant les...

LA LUTTE CONTRE LE VIH / SIDA PAR LA NON-VIOLENCE (Opinions) 17-12-2005
by Max Placide AHOUANSOU
"Il n'y pas de Fausse Solution pour la Lutte Contre le VIH / SIDA" L’existence du SIDA, plus qu’une croyance, est une réalité mêlée à notre existence quotidienne. En prenant bien les précautions bien connues pour l’éviter, on donne un SENS A SA...

La sexualidad juvenil placentera, libre, responsable y saludable (Opinions) 25-09-2008
by Miguel Gallegos
Introducción La sexualidad es un aspecto intrínseco y constitutivo de la naturaleza social de los seres humanos. Por medio de ella nos relacionamos, obtenemos placer y en ciertas ocasiones nos provoca malestar o nos enfrenta con situaciones...

Lakshya HIV Campaign launched in Nagpur by YMCA (Interviews) 18-12-2007
by Peter F. Borges
Lakshya HIV Campaign' - a new initiative for Nagpur was launched on 1st December 2007 at Centre Point Hotel by the YMCA. The program is based on the concept “Positive Prevention”. The Lakshya HIV Campaign aims to increase the self-esteem,...

Laughter is the best medicine! (Opinions) 4-12-2007
by Anup Uniyal
When a child is born, he or she cries, and after saying adieus amigos to this green planet at the end of life, it is the world that cries after him. But in between there are intervals (incase they stay long enough to live as a normal human being),...

Laughter is the best meditation (Poetry) 13-03-2010
by Priya Verma
Laughter has a beauty Is multi-dimensional It helps relax Body and mind Just the touch of laughter can make life Something to be grateful about This is an art Of living that modern man must Inculcate Laughter is the only human...

Le cobaye africain (Opinions) 16-02-2009
by Ludewic Mac Kwin De Davy
Terre d’éternels conflits armés, vaste cimetière à ciel ouvert où sont enterrées chaque année des millions de personnes, désert des économies flouées et des rêves spoliées, l’Afrique est aussi l’eldorado des firmes pharmaceutiques internationales...

Le cric (Short Story) 5-03-2009
by Gael SORO
Un représentant crève un pneu en rase campagne. Il ouvre son coffre cherche son cric... en vain. Pas de cric. Comme il est sur une petite route de campagne, en plein mois de juillet il se dit que personne ne va passer par là pour...

Le langage comme violence, la violence comme langage (Opinions) 16-10-2006
by Francis Cardinal
Bamako Mali. Dans la plupart des pays du Sud, la jeunesse n’a pas encore l’accès, sinon, le droit, de se prononcer publiquement sur des sujets sociaux tels que les Objectifs du Millénaire (OMD). Dans ces pays, la culture dit que le droit de...

LE MINOTAURE ( SIDA) (Poetry) 30-11-2007
by Bemoute serge Mario
Au crépuscule et à l'aube d'un siècle tumultueux, Où l'homme s'apprête à faire son bilan, Voilà que surgit dans les bas cieux Le monstre enfouit dans le labyrinthe depuis mille ans. Comme ragaillardie par cette liberté, Privilège des...

Le suicide : le dernier tabou africain (Opinions) 9-10-2008
by Youths Ahead!
Il y a quelques jours, Myriam a été retrouvée morte dans sa chambre. A coté de son corps inerte, se trouvait un flacon de comprimés entièrement vidé. C’était une adolescente qui allait encore au collège à Yaoundé. Personne n’a rien vu venir. En...

Le suicide : le dernier tabou africain. (Opinions) 15-06-2008
by Youths Ahead!
Il y a quelques jours, Myriam a été retrouvée morte dans sa chambre. A coté de son corps inerte, se trouvait un flacon de comprimés entièrement vidé. C’était une adolescente qui allait encore au collège à Bonamoussadi[1]. Personne n’a rien vu...

Le VIH-SIDA est une maladie des jeunes (Opinions) 16-10-2006
by Andy Roland Nziengui Nziengui
Le VIH-SIDA est une maladie des jeunes : les jeunes adultes de 15-25 ans représentent la moitié des quelques 5 millions de nouveaux cas d’infections chaque année dans le monde.Cette situation, persistante, s’aggrave car les jeunes manquent...

Learning from Nature (Opinions) 10-09-2007
by George Wiliiam Onyore
So many things happen in life that puzzles even the loftiest mind. Many more happen right under our noses and we pass them as normal happenings in life. The flowers that bloom and blossom by the side walks, the tall trees that seem to stand ever...

Learning to Quit (Opinions) 24-08-2005
by Lice Lia-Ann Movono
Learning to Quit: Passive Smoke and You By LICE MOVONO My greatest struggle last week with smoking was dealing with when people around me smoking. I have realized after almost seven months since quitting that accepting that one of the...

Leave Yourself to Dreaming (Poetry) 10-03-2009
by noha mohamed hesham moustafa metwally
"Leave your imagination for a few minutes free, and give me your hand, come dream with me, of a world of a so much better future, of a sensitive human, not a cold-hearted sculpture, dream of a child so happy and secure, dream of relationships...

Legalizing prostitution: right or wrong? (Opinions) 25-10-2008
by Fred Amese
Sex is not illegal, neither is payment, so why should a combination of the two be? Prostitution is the oldest profession, so let us legalize it. These are some of the points often raised by the proponents of the call for legalizing sex trade....

Legislative Advocacy and Alcohol Harm Reduction (Short Story) 18-03-2009
by Emeka Diru
Overview of the Alcohol Youth Prevention Initiative (APYI) Shared Learning Seminar Held At Ken Nnami Centre For Leadership & Development , Abuja On the 27th & 28th of February, 2009 Introduction: Impaired judgment, blackouts,...

Leonard Boniface's struggle against HIV/Aids (Interviews) 3-10-2005
by Wolfgang Gründinger
The war against HIV/AIDS and the access for the information and its implementation to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are positive issues and there some many youths in this lovely and complicated world who have done a lot...

LES VIRUS DE LA GRIPPE (Opinions) 28-11-2005
by FEUSSOM
Décrite dès l'Antiquité et au Moyen-Age, la grippe a été identifiée comme une cause d'épidémies au fil des siècles. Si l'on ne sait pas vraiment quand les virus sont apparus chez l'homme, on est aujourd'hui en mesure d'expliquer l'origine et la...

Let Me In (Poetry) 12-02-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
Let me in. You couldn’t be so cruel! I’ve been under this sun for too long May I by your well, at least, for some cool. And I don’t mind if you sing me a song, If you sweetly let me in, Just to be close to you. Martin Luther King Jr said,...

Lets Go further not ABC alone but also DE (Opinions) 25-10-2006
by Rwax Qax
A......abstinence is by far the best way to avoid HIV infection. Especially for the youths.... what do we have to loose if we didn't have sex? Why are we scared of saying the truth? Is the reason that .......if people embrace abstinence, some of...

Letter to God (Poetry) 8-09-2007
by Osamuyi Okpame
Dear God, It gives me great pleasure In writing this piece to you How has your day been up there? Fine I guess! Mine has been superb and splendid too. Please God could You tell me: Why the heart of human is so deceptive and wicked?...

Let’s sign an agreement (Poetry) 18-06-2008
by Raphael Mlozoa
I know you were an enemy before, But now that we are living together Let us sign an agreement. I’m talking to you, HIV virus, Before I responded, " Positive " to you, I’m saying you were a threat; But now let’s sign an agreement. If...

Life (Poetry) 9-02-2005
by Yonique Myrie
I wake up dead my soul stares at my body body in blood I listen to my sins a sratch record my life's record I whisper a silent prayer a prayer of peace I feel the heat of the past fire for my soul.

Life (Poetry) 3-03-2005
by Oluyemisi Joel-Osebor (Nee Agboola)
Life is so short that one needs to get it right at the beginning, so that one can make it a worthwhile venture Lots of distractions come every now and then and if care is not taken, one might lose focus and give in just when it is about to...

life like a tornado (Poetry) 19-07-2007
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
Life is like a tornado No matter where you turn, it turns with you No matter how fast you move, it moves with you It pervades like an endless storm A real avalanche of challenge With options so limited But no matter how hard life may seem...

Life's Full of Ups and Downs (Poetry) 2-12-2007
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
Life’s full of ups and downs Like all nature’s gifts Life is not a golden prism It is full of ups and downs From pinnacles to valleys It is a rugged, endless plight From birth to death, life is a journey Of indeterminate gravity Conception...

Little working hands (Opinions) 25-06-2010
by Maria Guadalupe
Do you like to dress fashionably? Do you like go to shopping in GAP´s stores? Many of the clothes in the fashion industry are made in Asian factories where most of workers are women or children. For example, brands like GAP, Nike, and Primark have...

Living Positive with Cancer (Opinions) 10-05-2003
by Beatrice M Vuhugwa
Living with Cancer When you wake up every other morning, the heart pumping well, in motion and with your sweet speech, please don't take it for granted. How many tens of thousands round the world goes breathless every other minute? Count...

Living the Love (Poetry) 31-05-2005
by adedayo osadipe
It is a bright day from the horizon Mind was thinking of life, food, water and shelter. Too many thoughts in the mind of one. Fears of the unseen fear of even the known. But man will survive against all odds. Slowly, a stranger started...

Living With Disabilities (Opinions) 23-02-2006
by Fredrick Ouko
While youth account for the largest percentage of the world’s population, less attention is being given towards addressing the myriad problems experienced by the world’s vast majority. The situation is even worse when a segment of this...

Longing (Poetry) 15-12-2005
by Azira Binti Aziz
I long for the sun to shine and to take me away from all the deceptions and sweet things said to lighten my heart in all its falsehoodness I long for friends I knew now blank faces with names that I could not match to laughter shared,...

Los campos electromagnéticos y sus efectos en la salud (Opinions) 28-04-2006
by Julián Pablo Sinesi
En nuestra vida cotidiana, estamos expuestos a numerosas radiaciones de campos electromagnéticos. Desde los rayos solares, imprescindibles para la vida en el planeta, pasando por los rayos X, y llegando hasta los campos generados por el televisor,...

Love (Poetry) 1-06-2004
by Ebuenyi Ikenna D.
It comes calling When you least expect, Doesn’t need you to believe Because it bends you to its whims, Makes you do things, That you’d fear to think, It overthrows principles, With its scary realities Makes a child out of an adult, Its...

LOVE (Poetry) 18-01-2007
by foy franklin
LOVE AH! What is Love? It is a pretty thing, As sweet unto a shepherd as a King, And sweeter too; For Kings have cares that wait upon a crown And cares can make the sweetest Love to frown. How do I Love thee? Let me count the ways I...

Love Song– Nuptials (Poetry) 13-12-2007
by Ositadimma Amakeze
*Baritone* You’re the best song I e’er had The sweetest song I e’er sung The best sound my ears’ve heard Serene soulful song I sing *Soprano* And when the sun rises at dawn And the dews in sheen shinning silvery Flowery fields unfolding...

Love, Oh! Love (Poetry) 1-02-2009
by EUCHARIA IGWe Nee-Chukwuma
Love, oh! Love We all invoke your name time after time We all claim to know or have you at some point What are you exactly? Just a feeling or just a word? Only if we always truly mean it, the world will be better Love, oh! Love You are one,...

Love, wine (Poetry) 2-08-2008
by Bilal Hamamra
God, what panting passions by which I am reined in. To the oblivion of my true self they drive me. Your love is such that storms are too weak to uproot it. He I prize more than all earthly treasures. With sweet sorrow Your smile...

Lutte contre la famine: les Cultures transgéniques, danger? (Opinions) 29-10-2005
by Mouyaga Lilian Gervil
Le premier Objectif de développement du millénaire de l'ONU est de réduire de moitié le nombre de mal-nourris dans le monde d'ici à 2015; Pour les pays en voie de développement (PVD), durement affectés par les problèmes nutritionnels liés à la...

L’importance du rire (Opinions) 13-03-2007
by JOSEPH Marckenson
Le rire c’est quelque chose de très relaxant. Si on passe une journée entière sans rire, on risque d’avoir le stress et cela pourrait vous attirer des maux de tête et toutes sortes d’ennuis parce qu’on n’est pas relaxe, on est bien trop concentré....

Madiba (Poetry) 21-06-2007
by Shepherd Nyamhuno
I'm sittin' here rottin' in jail, I got no place to go. It seems I've been here for forty years Waitin' on death row. Will someone turn the heat up? It's gettin' mighty cold. The rain is soakin' through my clothes My shoes are growin'...

Magical Miracle (Poetry) 10-02-2009
by Emperor Omorogiuwa Edionseri
Lying in bed, weak and sick With the lights glowing pretty thick. My milla million phone rings And it’s like who calls? Hear her voice like song, Reminding of the warm healing bird song. O gracious! O gracious! At once, I’m quick to...

Make HIV/AIDS a worship song (Opinions) 8-07-2007
by Fola Daniel Adelesi
Reduction or eradication of HIV/ AIDS is a national assignment for everyone that must become a mandatory worship song for the media. The reason for handpicking the media out of everyone is because people sing what the media rolls out for...

Mallory Pigage, 19, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada; Student (Short Story) 29-04-2009
by Mekhala Chaubal
Mallory Pigage enjoys going to school, and it’s mostly because, ‘I don’t get tested, or grades,’ she informs me, laughing my reaction. ‘Well, it’s a resource school, so that’s why mostly. But I love what I study.’ Mallory is required to stay in...

Man's mind (Poetry) 5-08-2008
by Bilal Hamamra
This is not but an image caught at the shore Man's Mind is as the Sea In that both have throbbing beings within What the tides cast to shores marks the difference

Marriage & Love (Poetry) 7-05-2007
by Shepherd Nyamhuno
Love spoke to marriage, “It is I who come first.” For which marriage replied, “It is for me you come.” Arguments arose and words clashed. Both who were one with another, Split away and, the result, No love ended in marriage, And all...

Married women at risk (Short Story) 1-07-2007
by Jonas Eriksson
Marriage may be putting Sub-Saharan Africa’s women in a risky situation when it comes to HIV/AIDS, challenging perceptions about what is sacred, what is “safe” and what should be constituting prevention methods. What makes marriage dangerous...

Maybe (Poetry) 19-08-2004
by melanie mae
Sometimes Maybe I just need to be loved And he smiled and made me feel Alright Can you be that Hand that caressed me? Could you be the one that kissed me? Life goes on But I linger on And think of that day When someone else Fills...

MDG Contest: We need a stadium! (Short Story) 3-06-2005
by aliya rawji
Hi! My name is Milyausha and I’m from Russia. I live in a small town called Zelenodolsk. I am in the 8th grade of secondary school and I am a member of our school’s sport club. We organize different sport competitions and championships but it’s...

MDGcontest My city (Poetry) 31-05-2005
by tovmasyan elina
Искусство всегда отражало действительность. Через свои творения художники пытались донести до людей своё видение мира или наоборот предлагали свои пути и методы решения проблем. Известно,что великий Леонардо да Винчи был не просто величайшим...

Meditation - a filtering mechanism for human body & mind (Opinions) 18-02-2003
by Deepu.S
According to the scientific research on meditation, this gives very significant improvements in concentration, memory, IQ, relaxation, self control and confidence etc. Before you knows the advantages of meditation first we has...

Meeting the Rights of Young People in HIV/AIDS Prevention (Opinions) 29-05-2006
by Nduka Ozor
HIV/AIDS has become a disease of young people, with nearly 7,000 infections occurring among 15 - 24 years olds everyday. HIV/AIDS is unarguably a disease fueled by poverty, gender inequality and complacency. In Sub-Saharan Africa, many young...

Mental Depression in Youth (Opinions) 9-05-2002
by Yasmary Mora
Many young people suffer from mental depression due to a variety of different things they must face in our modern world. As we know, mental health is very necessary to do any kind of work, so depression is a great problem for youth. Youth are...

Mental health in the African context (Opinions) 24-02-2010
by adejumo titi
The word health has dual meaning. The first is a state of well-being whereby an individual is free of illness, and the other is the state of mental well-being of the individual. Mental well being is yet to find its true foundation in some African...

Michael's Son (Opinions) 16-10-2006
by Jocelyn Sweet
Maternal Health became faces, names, sounds and smells for me in 2003. Before then, it was a term that belonged to a long list of global challenges. During 2003 I lived in Ghana and worked for a newspaper. We included “Maternal Health” in another...

Migraines (Interviews) 19-02-2006
by Alexander Tothill-Brown
A friend of mine has been attending high school in Osaka, Japan since August 2005 and living with a series of host families. Before leaving her home in Ottawa, Canada, she took a complete medical. Her doctor filled out a declaration stating all...

mind (Opinions) 13-10-2006
by stephen mpuya
Mind The world is a combination of nature and mind. All the possessions and conditions are creations of these. But as of now, the mind shapes nature into different pictures; thus the mind shapes the world. As of today mind drills, mind kills...

Missing you... (Poetry) 13-04-2007
by Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi
I laid calmly on the sofa. Done with my best for the day so far, my heart clouded with nothing but you, keeping me awake in the thought of you. How tremendous is your company that few minutes away from your company is enough to make me...

Mistake You Can’t Make (Poetry) 1-10-2005
by Samori Sombel Sy
To buy condoms and have safe sex Should never be a problem this complex What if you’re unprotected now what’s next? The taught that this could be your last breath The possibilities of a future haunted by death Picture coming out a hospital...

MMPR Denying Patients Freedom To Grow Medicine (Opinions) 10-03-2013
by Des
MMPR info: Proposed Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations Government Objectives- Treat marijuana as much as possible like a medication Authorize 3 key activities 1. The possession of Marijuana for medical purposes by...

Money: Why waste it? (Opinions) 16-03-2007
by Zach K
Spend it on things that MATTER to the world! ----------------------------------------------------- 28, 000 children die each day from poverty-related causes¹. We have a chance to wipe out this and similar statistics, but why aren’t we taking...

Mother and Child Lost (Poetry) 31-03-2007
by Henry Ekwuruke
Thou ravishing daughter of my king Such a radiant epitome of beauty Captured in an earthen flame A fountain sealed awaiting time Thy appearance sends to our hearts Genial messages of love and pride From an orchard of pleasant flowers...

Motivation Mantra (Poetry) 4-05-2006
by michael merritt jr.
The wonders of life are within me. I possess the power to achieve any goal that I set. Through dedication, hardwork and persistence, I can change my world! God is the engine of my soul and my faith is the fuel. Steadfast and patient, I...

Much Talk Ado: Yet Nothing About HIV/AIDS (Opinions) 8-10-2003
by Enefe,
It is an unfortunate scenario that what is obtainable in the world today regarding the HIV/AIDS is an application of rhetoric’s. People have perfected their acts of oratory and their good use of semantics with the issue of AIDS. Funny enough this...

My calling (Short Story) 5-06-2010
by Edelqueen Shioso
Hallo! I am 21 years old and a 3rd-year university student. Some years back, when I was 15-years-old, I got herpes zoster. I later found out that I had HIV. I am the lastborn in a family of five. My mother died of AIDS in 1996, while my father...

My Commitment to the MDGs (Opinions) 16-10-2006
by rehana meghani
I was born and raised in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, a country with a population of 36 million and a GDP per capita of approximately US$220, ranking it among the lowest in the world. I witnessed the physical manifestations of living under one...

My First Love (Poetry) 22-06-2007
by Osamuyi Okpame
How beautiful thou art You filled my days with laughter You filled my mornings with glory How wonderful thou seem You gave me a name to remember You took me places I have never been How happy thou art You took away my sorrows and...

My first time to hear about HIV / AIDS in Kagera region-Tanzania (Short Story) 11-02-2008
by lutatinisibwa
Being a Tanzanian young man, born and brought up in Kagera region, I believe to have been among the first few young boys to hear, read, know and being threatened by the newly, invaded killer disease in our country. Its clearly known and believed...

My Heart (Poetry) 21-08-2006
by IKPOBARI SENEWO
My heart bubbles with the wake of day. Seamless evenings rock the shores of night; Thoughts, like canoes berthed against bamboo poles, dance furiously to drumbeats of arriving clandestine designs; My heart sinks as I set sail to...

My HIV+ Life! (Opinions) 31-08-2007
by Grace
When I tested HIV positive three years ago, the first thing that came to my mind after the obvious shock was death. I saw it coming in just some few months. I cried, I felt sorry that I will die and leave my daughter alone, an orphan just like...

My Most “Enabled” Colleague (Opinions) 31-01-2006
by Tanmay N. Vora
Over my total work span of eight years, I have had the pains and pleasures of working with a diverse set of people - intelligent, smart, average, novice and dumb ones. But very few are as extraordinary and as modest as Mitesh. If I travel back...

My Mothers fight (Poetry) 15-02-2007
by RunInMuun
As I sit and stare at the gloom that becomes my desk Scattered with pictures of pregnant mothers holding their bellies in unhappiness Mothers whose daughters may inherit a disease that 5 minutes worth of education A 10-minute test or a...

My time to laugh (Poetry) 30-06-2008
by Henry Ekwuruke
I proved to the world that laurels can arrive In time to the ones who made the air stop and believe It was my time to laugh When others from the background smiled, I worked They focused on the mission that marvels our imagination These...

My wish (Poetry) 12-12-2005
by umar jibril
I wish To live this life in peace Life eternal at ease Though I have to strive hard for this I pray for a life with no abyss For destiny's close with a bliss

My Work with Children with Disabilities (Opinions) 22-02-2006
by Anand Koti
Understanding life is really difficult. It’s better not to understand it and let it come the way it has to. We can improve our life with our collective hard work, practical approach and meditation. There is a bright ray of light within everyone,...

Nature or Nurture: The Controversial Dilemma of Homosexuality (Opinions) 4-08-2008
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
In my naivety as a teenage boy growing up in relatively conservative Nigeria, I was of the view (which was consistent with popular opinion then) that all boys and girls, irrespective of social status and religious affiliation, typically grew up...

Ne renoncez jamais, vous êtes un trésor! (Opinions) 24-08-2008
by Safa Mahjoub
« Les plus belles journées sont celles qui nous restent à vivre. » Yvon Boilard « Ce n’est pas parce que les choses sont difficiles que nous n’osons pas les faire, c’est parce que nous n’osons pas les faire qu’elles sont difficiles. » Sénéque...

Never Judge....... (Short Story) 19-06-2007
by Grace
Never Judge….. I admired Mildred, the very first day I met her. She was warm hearted, friendly and jovial. She seemed, to me, to have everything in life. She had just finished paying the mortgage for a three bedroom bungalow; she had the...

New Wave of Change (Opinions) 22-06-2004
by olatoyosi esuola
“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavour”. - Henry David Thorem Golden sun break of dawn, silver moon passes on. Another day has come and gone. As another new year...

Nilesh Singit, 39, Disability Rights Activist; Mumbai, Maharashtra,India (Short Story) 29-04-2009
by Mekhala Chaubal
Nilesh Singit has a story to tell. ‘Can you believe they almost didn’t let me vote?’ He refers to the time when a few months ago when he arrived at an election booth in Mumbai, only to find it inaccessible on the second floor of a building with no...

Nomás a esperar el tren (Short Story) 1-09-2008
by Cristino Alberto Gómez Luciano
Mamá llegó a las once, una hora después que tú te fueras. Entró a tu habitación, todavía con la compra en manos. Habías pedido que te trajera una botella de vino… Ella te reprendió, recordando que no había lo suficiente para comprar siquiera el...

O rato (Short Story) 31-08-2008
by Tony Pent
O Rato Até três horas da madrugada é o horário máximo que eu consigo dormir e como de costume, mesmo que eu queira me espalhar na cama por mais algumas horas,uma coisa quase que religiosa me faz abandonar o aconchego dos meus lençóis e me...

Obesity (Poetry) 15-12-2009
by karen
Many people worry about their weight In case it stops them from getting a date. Sitting in front of the television stuffing their faces with potato chips. Almost like they’re getting double vision to see those chips go to their hips....

Ode To water (Poetry) 23-08-2007
by Odimegwu Onwumere
I revere you! I revere and concur with you. You are clement and clincher of tastes, never been scarce until today of my existence on the globe. Condor of life, albeit tasteless, but even nectar is far bitter in contest with you. You...

Ode To water (Poetry) 23-08-2007
by Odimegwu Onwumere
I revere you! I revere and concur with you. You are clement and clincher of tastes, never been scarce until today of my existence on the globe. Condor of life, albeit tasteless, but even nectar is far bitter in contest with you. You...

Oh Lady Face (Short Story) 21-07-2004
by Alycia Futrelle
Filleting is an art form used by chefs to remove the bones and skin off the fish's meat. But remember to keep the juices in, such fine juices for cooking. And just this morning, as the dawn fish were being reeled into crates and nets, Lady woke...

Oh Nigeria (Poetry) 1-06-2004
by Simon
Oh Nigeria Middle child with infant tales Plains of uncertain destiny Awake Africa, awake Nigeria Oh beloved son of stranger Call on God Echo the song of unity For there lies our strength And in our diversity lies our Destruction,...

Oh! What a friend! (Poetry) 24-01-2008
by Johnson Kayode Jedidiah
Seasons come and go Fond memories are savored At periods of discouragement And low state Good and positive experiences always desired With no provision or expectation for the undesired Taught to accept positive experiences As God’s...

ON THE ORIGIN OF HIV (Opinions) 28-10-2006
by Reginald Bassey
A major concern for me regarding the penning of this article is for my fellow Africans who are faced with a menace threatening to decimate its flowering populace. As we contend with social forces that have overtime worked against us, we are beset...

one woman's thoughts (Poetry) 10-01-2005
by Rare breed
Blue is the color of me, Grey in my mind I can see Black are my thoughts of the future Red are the tears my eyes bleed Green is the sweat of my toiling Brown with the soil are my feet; Blue is the shade I feel mostly It seems mine for...

Only like yesterday (Poetry) 20-05-2007
by Osamuyi Okpame
Your absence seems only like yesterday Though it’s many days gone-by Your presence is felt around me Though you are gone for all eternity! Your kindness shines in me Though you can not give me back what is gone Your gentleness glorifies my...

Open sex communication/education and HIV/AIDS prevention among Nigerian adolescents and youth (Opinions) 18-03-2005
by Kingsley Essomeonu
Nigeria is facing a devastating HIV/AIDS epidemic. Most new infections occur between the ages of 14-25 years. At the current rate of infection, half of the Nigerian population, currently 15 years or younger, could die of HIV/AIDS. Reducing the...

Open-brain surgery (Poetry) 27-02-2008
by Lynne Lessard
-I gave up. -What made you give up? -I felt cursed, and if you’re cursed, you’re cursed. There’s no getting rid of a curse, except in movies. -So you believe in curses, But not cures? -I was quite the pessimist. -You were?...

Organic Abundance (Opinions) 31-10-2005
by wahooe
Winter is coming but as we contemplate lazy days by the pool or on the beach is going for a while, its hearty dishes sadly tend to linger in the form of an extra kilogram or two. Contemplating a weight-loss diet with the festive season looming...

Oshkubewis (Poetry) 13-07-2004
by melanie mae
Wimatigosh Waiving your cross Take my mashkiki Leaving me dry As I fly through the night In zigzags and lines Separated from the natural world Midewiwin teach me Earth divers Nigig Dig up Truth Heroes can be tricksters Fools...

Our battered youth (Opinions) 10-01-2003
by POCHOLO GONZALES
Our battered youth Posted:9:10 PM (Manila Time) | October 15, 2001 By Michael L. Tan A RECENT survey sponsored by Unicef showed that 27 percent of Filipino youth aged 9 to 17 have been victims of robbery, 13 percent of assault, 50...

Our Personal Use Of Social Networking (Opinions) 18-11-2007
by Larry Ron Kali
The majority of people who use the Internet today are looking for something. Love, sex and money are highest on the list of most sought after items. The act of seeking these items takes many different forms. The noticeable growth in social...

Over Time...Hope (Poetry) 23-01-2007
by IKPOBARI SENEWO
Tonight I sleep over time. Life, like a proverbial two-faced dare-deviled forest warrior, stampedes humanity into a deficit cultivated in death; Did I say I sleep over time? Did you say you said so? I as you wonder what life itself will...

Pain Avoidance (Opinions) 6-11-2005
by FREDEX KING TUT JR.
The term co-dependency is most often used to describe the affected person as one who is suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction. Co-dependency can also occur from other things. If a person is experiencing an illness such as...

Pain of Love (Poetry) 25-04-2007
by Mervis Ifeoma Emelife
Someone has left the fold And is deep down in the cold It can’t be possible I said in my voice that was barely audible I couldn’t fathom all I was hearing Not until I said to myself You are never going to see him again, he’s gone! That...

Panamá: Estimación de HSH 2007 (Opinions) 11-09-2007
by José Ramón Castillero Calderón
Introducción: ¿Cuántos homosexuales hay? Es una de las preguntas que más inquietan hoy en día a la sociedad panameña, y también es una de las preguntas más difíciles de responder. Razones, bueno, puedo enumerar algunas: 1. La homofobia social,...

Panamá… Una epidemia focalizada. (I parte) (Opinions) 19-06-2007
by José Ramón Castillero Calderón
Panamá… Una epidemia focalizada. (I parte) En Panamá, tomando en consideración los datos epidemiológicos proyectados para el año 2010, indican que la epidemia está concentrada en poblaciones de trabajadores sexuales (TS), hombres gay y otros...

Parce que c'est février... (Poetry) 21-02-2008
by LENDZEYI LEMIEN
C'est Février, mois d'Eros, mois de Venus et je te découvre En ta verte nouveauté, Ton sourire d'Ébène, scalpe qui efface les rides de mon corps, Fait de moi ce phoenix qui d'une...

Passionately Speaking and Advocating for Kenyan Youths (Short Story) 7-09-2007
by VICTOR RASUGU
Kenyans in the age bracket of 30 years and below constitute about 75% of the country's population, forming the largest source of human resource. However, they have remained on the periphery of the country's affairs and their status has not been...

Periodic Check-up is the Answer to HIV/AIDS Pandemic (Interviews) 31-03-2007
by Henry Ekwuruke
In an interview with Mrs. Ngozi Uwasomba, BSN, the Coordinator of Ikwuano Health Unit and HIV Curriculum Expert, she laid bare her thinking about the response to HIV and how it can be curtailed and eradicated. She stressed that "periodic check-ups...

Peut-être loin. (Poetry) 1-12-2008
by ONDO ELLASSOUMOU CAREL DORIAN
Pourquoi demain est encore loin, Qui va me reveiller si je m'endors? Pourquoi demain est encore loin, Qui prendra mon parti,quand ils penseront que j'ai tort? Pourquoi demain est encore loin, Sinon ma vie ,qui la menera à bon port? Pourquoi...

Phones against AIDS (Opinions) 13-03-2009
by Kate Jongbloed
You and I might use text messaging to remind our roommate to pick up toilet paper on the way home from work, but around sub-Saharan Africa, mobile phones are taking on a new role as tools against the AIDS pandemic that is ravaging the continent....

Physical activity and Cancer Prevention (Opinions) 25-02-2005
by Babalola Faseru
Physical activity is any form of exercise or movement which may include planned activity such as walking, running or other sports. It may also include other daily activities such as household chores, yard work, walking with a dog, etc. Physical...

Physically Challenged Not Disabled (Opinions) 16-03-2006
by Amurawaiye Olushola
The use of the term disabled to describe a handicapped or physically challenged person always irritates me. I am handicapped and I know that I am certainly not disabled in any way. In my daily life, I undergo so many challenges that are not...

Placer postmortem (Short Story) 17-04-2008
by Laura Müller
Placer postmortem Agosto 2006: Las pasarela brillaba bajo el embrujo de las luces que la iluminaban el hotel Radisson Victoria Plaza en Monte Video, Uruguay. Era la sede de la semana de la moda, Luisel había tenido una semana de locos, esta...

Plant a billion tree campaign: What role do the youth have? (Opinions) 3-06-2007
by erick ochieng otieno
If there is anything that needed to be said with regards to the issues of restoring the world’s forest cover, which is a crucial aspect of global carbon sink, it has all been said. Many though still wander what needs to be done concerning the...

Poisoned by the past (Short Story) 19-03-2005
by Ebuenyi Ikenna D.
Youth makes such opinionated fools of us all. It takes most of us an experience to understand but we need not be fools to be wise; knowledge is better. I guess my old history teacher was wrong and right after all. Wrong because he believed that...

Por una nueva cultura del agua (Opinions) 29-04-2006
by Adrián Contursi-Reynoso
Empecemos esto no como un típico relato de viajes, empecemos esto como lo que es, la necesidad de abrir los ojos hacia nuestro futuro inmediato, la necesidad de que los y las jóvenes tomen hoy un papel comprometido en la creación de ese futuro....

Post-injection paralysis: the new polio in uganda (Short Story) 12-12-2007
by senkungu ibrahim
APPROXIMATELY 5% of the world’s population is infected with malaria. There are approximately 1,000,000 deaths caused by malaria annually with children being the most causalities. In Uganda, 320 people die everyday due to malaria. To stem this...

Poverty (Poetry) 2-05-2007
by Lize-Leandra Ehlers
Poverty The eradication of poverty starts with definition No misunderstanding, No misinterpretation Reality, just listen, there dies another little one. Poverty is not: “Meme, outere 50 sent It is not chosen It is not self-inflicted....

Poverty (Poetry) 2-05-2007
by Lize-Leandra Ehlers
The eradication of poverty starts with a definition No misunderstanding, No misinterpretation Reality, just listen, there dies another little one. Poverty is not: “Meme, outere 50 sent?" It is not chosen It is not self-inflicted....

pressure me not (Poetry) 14-12-2010
by Amelia Jallayu
pressure me not Pressure me not for I am what I am The lord made me and saw I was good Full of desire and confidence that cannot be easily taken from me Pressure me not for I won’t bow down to you or your behaviors I won’t develop the...

Preventing HIV among vulnerable youth (Opinions) 21-10-2009
by feddrick lawrence
The information gap on HIV/AIDS/STD among the adolescents, adults and general population including people with risk behavior is high in Bangladesh. About 88% of adult males do not know about the need for prevention and 96% female adults are also...

Preventing HIV among vulnerable youth through discussion (Opinions) 12-12-2002
by Mohammad Ziaul Ahsan
The organization for social development of unemployed Youth (OSDUY) has been engrossing upon program on prevention and control of HIV/AIDS/STD since January 1997 and developed a message book containing accurate, appropriate information for...

Program Opens Eyes to Plight of AIDS Victims (Short Story) 19-09-2007
by Luu Xuan Vinh
NINH BINH — Many men from Kim Son District, in the northern province of Ninh Binh, are migratory workers. It is the stress of having to leave their communities to find work that is being blamed for the relatively high incidence of HIV/AIDS...

Proyecto Abriendo una puerta (Opinions) 19-04-2006
by German Augusto de la Espriella
Abriendo una puerta Somos jovenes de 14 a 17 años y queremos desarollar un proyecto que impacte a nuestra generacion. La adicción a las drogas es uno de los problemas mas importantes y alarmantes en el campo de la salud publica y en todo el...

Pull me up (Poetry) 2-10-2007
by Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi
"Hurts surely have to come" this i was told by mum. This made me wonder and could not but ponder why we never do without it. i have never wished for it! But i just find it come my way, What more have i to say? I had felt dejected,...

Pure love (Poetry) 17-06-2008
by Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi
Some people have never known And may never know What it feels like to fall in love. Because they keep looking at the wrong faces And they keep looking in the wrong places. Love can be absolutely sweet When it is taken on a right treat By...

Purity Rides (Poetry) 12-10-2004
by Andrew Lauman
O God, how great thou art, You have made the mountains shake At the sound of your voice. Can you hear His voice? It runs where it wants and nothing can stop it. Your majesty fills the earth, And your glory goes before you. You laugh and...

Queen of my heart (Poetry) 17-06-2008
by Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi
I watched my wife give birth to my child and her pain quenched the fire that made me wild. I wept from my debt and could feel the depth that my stone-hearted heart had created and was surprisingly in a few minutes melted. I hated myself...

Reach Out and Shout (Poetry) 28-01-2006
by ANNELINE
Shout for social mobilization Roar for harmonization Scream for information Reach out for education Increase the standard of care AIDS is a reality, not a scare So let’s dare to share And be tolerant, it’s not fair Let’s create...

Receiving Stations (Opinions) 6-01-2004
by Abongta Shu Moncha Brain
One’s life is a gigantic role-plying episode. At any one time in life, we are playing or assuming a particular role. How well and successful we sail through the hurdles of this life depends then on how well we play our roles along the line. For...

Reflexões sobre o Comportamento sexual juvenil no Brasil (Opinions) 4-08-2008
by Luciana Brasil
Antes de qualquer coisa, achei importante contextualizar o que viria a ser o termo sexualidade. A sexualidade é um conceito em disputa, que depende do autor, do olhar informado, da área de conhecimento. A sexualidade é uma das dimensões do ser...

Refugees do Have a Place Called Home (Opinions) 14-08-2004
by Giang Nguyen
This monthly theme is Refugees, and to tell you the truth, when I think of Vietnam, I could see no relevance at first. Refugees have never been a pressing problem to us, at least on the coverage, and the problems involved have never emerged as...

Rejuvenation (Short Story) 4-07-2010
by A Better Community for All (ABC4All)
I would like to share my experience of rejuvenation with you all. See the three Pictures below. Look at what Burt was like before and 3 months later after regularly consuming Plasma Activated Water (PAW). Now take a peek at the 3rd picture below...

Religion, Sexuality and the fight against HIV/AIDS. (Opinions) 7-06-2004
by Peter St.Christopher Kelly
Religion, sexuality and HIV/AIDS have hardly been used in the same sentence without evoking heated debate or deep interest. Karl Marx said “…religion is the opium of the people”, but sceptics and concerned individuals alike, are less sanguine...

Rethink (Poetry) 12-05-2006
by Connor Scanlon
Sometimes in life you have to step out of your body for a second, view yourself in ways you never thought possible. Learn things about yourself that you had no idea were there. You analyze every fragment of your being, every inch of your soul and...

Role Played by Women in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (Opinions) 25-11-2005
by Amos Ayooluwa Ogunsola
The woman holds position in the social and domestic spheres in the society, which makes her a major determinant in the prevention and/or fight of the HIV/AIDS scourge. The percentage of women who contact HIV/AIDS through the act of an unfaithful...

Rough Music in Kampala Slums (Opinions) 24-12-2006
by Ssendagire Paul
The Kampala district is composed of a good number of slums. Many people in the district live in slums like Katanga, Bwaise, Kalerwe, Kisenyi, Kivvulu, among others. Many “good and bad” Ugandans leave villages for greener pastures in cities. Yet in...

Safe sex is great sex, prevention is the key (Short Story) 9-05-2010
by ksfeg
Picture, "AIDS Awareness in a child's point of view," by Rajendra B Surlekar Pregnancy is a wonderful gift, as good as sex, but both can also be your worst nightmare. Getting pregnant when you are not ready for it can almost ruin your life....

Safer Sex or AIDS: Wait or use a condom! (Opinions) 6-09-2001
by Alex Stanley
Cameroon like all other African countries and other countries in the developing world, faces a lot of problem concerning youths health. This is mostly common among sexually active youths. The careless and poor nature of their life, do not permit...

Sarah's Story (Short Story) 29-04-2009
by Mekhala Chaubal
Sarah, 20, Salvation Army Camp, Kenya It is nine ‘o’clock at night in Kenya when I call Sarah, and as soon as she picks up, phone with shouts and noises of women’s voices in the background. Amidst all of this, Sarah’s stands out. We talk about...

Sars in T.O (Opinions) 29-05-2003
by Ally
Living in Toronto, Canada, the City hit hardest by Severe Acute Respitory Syndrome outside of Asia, I have been pretty scared...I'm not afraid of the person sitting next to me in Subway, coughing. I'm not scared of catching SARS, either. No, I'm...

Satan the Adversary (Opinions) 29-09-2005
by christopher bernardo
Satan will come to you in a form you least expected. Satan is beauty to the point of undermining attitude. Beauty is an effect that can be altered. Someone used to say that one should not try to please others; it is enough that one is pleasant....

SAVE OUR FUTURE (Poetry) 7-03-2007
by Adeshola Komolafe
Youths are the leaders of tomorrow They are the light of the world They are the hope of our future This faith we hold is true A dream the entire world share Our hope of excellence On our future is stayed Our world is complete Except...

Save your tommorrow (Opinions) 7-03-2007
by Fola Daniel Adelesi
SAVE YOUR TOMMORROW How disheartening it is to note that of every 30 youths you scarcely find 2 who are being futuristic in their dealings and their approach to issues had better be imagined than described. Every one thinks about today and the...

Say Yes to Your Dream. (Poetry) 1-12-2007
by Oluyemisi Joel-Osebor (Nee Agboola)
You cannot achieve if you do not dream Yesterday’s dreams are now today’s realities Someone dreamt of electricity and now we have it Another dreamt about airplanes and now we can travel long distances Some people dreamt of emancipating the...

SEMEN 'MAY FUEL CERVICAL CANCER' (Interviews) 23-10-2006
by sruman bandaru
The molecule is contained in seminal fluid The growth of cervical and womb cancers may be fuelled by a hormone-like molecule in semen, a study suggests. The Medical Research Council team found that the exceptionally high levels of...

Senegalese Youth Leader contributing to MDG (Short Story) 28-04-2005
by Latif M'bengue
Mr. Dame Diop, 27 Senegalese Youth Leader contributing to MDG as Founder and President of Association for the Development of Baity (ADB) I am from one of these villages ( Baity Bacar, Thies, Senegal) and I am very keen on helping people. I...

SEUL - Poésie sur le SIDA (Poetry) 14-01-2009
by akadiry nzamba mohamed mahfouz
Je suis maintenant seul Mon berceau est emplis d'épines Donc le sommeil lourd m'encube Malgré moi, la solitude est mon ami Non, elle est mon père Ma mère et mes frères Je suis maintenant seul au monde Je n'ai plus d'épaules OÙ abriter...

Sexual Violence and Risk of HIV Transmission (Opinions) 24-05-2004
by Tena
Although the majority of us are aware of the modes of HIV transmission as well as prevention methods, there are many barriers that could potentially prevent one from translating this knowledge into practice. Beyond the biological factors inherent...

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Interviews) 27-07-2007
by Muhammad Imran Shahid
Dear all Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have great impact on health of the individual and community. Sexual behaviour is a largely private activity subject to varying degrees of social, cultural, religious, moral and legal norms and...

She Calls Me (Poetry) 14-09-2006
by Zach K
When I visit her tombstone, she calls me. When I visit her house, she calls me. When I see the grass that's is a blanket of a great person, she calls me When I see her in a picture, she calls me. If I sit on the couch she once sat on, she...

Silence is Death (Poetry) 29-03-2007
by Henry Ekwuruke
In the world of AIDS Speaking out is the key No progress if no one to do so Unpleasant facts we must face We stand a chance to make history Or failure yet unmatched Death to our brothers and sisters through our inaction We, whose mouths...

Simply Said about Sex (Opinions) 26-07-2008
by Kermi Liya
It's true that while most of us are paranoid about "sex" while in our teens, it's also the time when we are most vulnerable. The media showers us with images and news about sex and the sex life of others, making it nearly impossible to not include...

Slippery Cocoon of Anger (Poetry) 15-12-2007
by Michelle Domocol
In my medical anthropology class of 2003 students sought to garner truth shoveled between HIV statistics and Africa’s name that day we garnered scaled truth and gossamer-clad solutions. a stylish man demanded, ‘it’s because… it’s...

Slow Conqueror of Africa (Poetry) 12-02-2009
by Mohammed Lamarana barry
Slow conqueror of Africa Born in Africa Or foreign in Africa , Certainly ; Raised in Africa , Fed in Africa , Bred in Africa , Homed in Africa , Feared in Africa, Worshiped in Africa , Indeed not welcomed in Africa ....

Soja con soja no es comida de zonzos (Opinions) 27-04-2006
by Sebastián Galanternik
Cuando éramos niños e íbamos a la escuela aprendíamos de memoria muchas frases que en ese momento carecían de sentido, pero que terminaban siendo un cliché de nuestra vida. “Belgrano creó la bandera”, “San Martín cruzó la cordillera de Los Andes”...

Solidays in Paris (Interviews) 10-06-2004
by vanessa colombier
Et 1 et 2 et 3 jours, Solidays !!! Vanessa Colombier « Pour que le verbe aimer ne puisse plus jamais rimer avec le verbe désespérer, les Solidays doivent continuer » Philippe Douste-Blazy, ministre de la santé. Pour la 6e...

Some Recommendations to Prevent HIV/AIDS (Opinions) 22-01-2005
by Dulal Biswas
1. Create awareness through motivation among the masses so that they can have access to HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support. 2. Motivate people to ensure free movement of those living with HIV/AIDS and access to HIV/AIDS prevention, care and...

Something Awesome About You (Poetry) 12-07-2008
by Ositadimma Amakeze
This piece is dedicated to all who care for the sick, those despite the odds and ordeals of attending to the sick and the dying stand chivalrously to the end. With tears of awe, I honour you…. I could still see the gloom That clouded her...

Something Fishy: A Personal Battle with Bulimia (Opinions) 9-02-2002
by Joanna Frizzell
I am a recovering bulimic. I have been bulimic for the last 5 years. Everyday I've gotten better and better. Small step after small step I have taken in my battles have added up. And I have come here today to talk about this demon of mine, this...

Sonia Farley (Poetry) 27-09-2009
by Tiffany Saxon
Courageous is she... A woman who knows first hand what it's like to lose her way... Fighting, striving, and surviving are the key in reclaiming her place in the lives of her two kids. Playing tug of war with her own mother... whose...

SPIT (Interviews) 11-08-2006
by Aurora Herrera
“Mos Def, Talib Kweli, I listen to any of the conscious rappers…” A new universal language for our generation is rising, and its name is hip hop. What began in the ghettoes of America, and which now dominates club scenes in cities throughout...

STIs among indigenous Australians (Opinions) 15-10-2009
by E. Chock
The indigenous people make up to about 2.5% of the general population in Australia. Most Australians may enjoy easy access to health care but the same cannot be said about the rural indigenous population. According to the Australia-New Zealand...

Street girls in Mekelle town (Short Story) 3-12-2007
by Yoseph Berhane
GENERAL SITUATION Streetism is one of the social problems growing from time to time. The cause of streetism is mainly economic problem, divorce of parents, death of parents etc. and differs from town to town. In Mekelle city there are two types...

Support organisation for health and development (SOHED) (Short Story) 1-07-2007
by Jonas Eriksson
Uganda has gone through economic, social and political turmoil especially during the period of 1978 -1990, resulting in loss of human lives and property thus rendering children vulnerable to various calamities, some were orphaned by HIV/ AIDS...

Surprised by Development: Witnessing a Positive Snowball (Opinions) 5-09-2007
by Kate Jongbloed
I didn’t know what to expect as I got off the plane in Ethiopia, ready for my 10-month internship with two development organizations, Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) and CAPAIDS. I was ready for poverty and famine, vivid pictures...

Sweet Love (Poetry) 19-05-2007
by Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi
I was dejected and rejected But he accepted me and lifted me. He has made it be and as sweet as honey. Though it sounds funny but I tell you He knows what to do. It is the sweetest love...

Taken (Poetry) 26-02-2006
by Cherrie Kong
It was cool - a little cold A little harsh A little hole Had nonetheless Punctured through To that sheltered place, now It is cold - freezing still, And through my core Runs a chill Solid base but On ice you slip... Will you take me...

Tan sólo una oportunidad para la infancia (Opinions) 9-06-2008
by Miguel Gallegos
Introducción Nos encontramos ante un gran desorden epistemológico y sociológico respecto de ciertas categorías que tradicionalmente servían de guía y orientación para explicar determinados fenómenos sociales. Concluyentemente la práctica...

teeange pregnancy (Opinions) 6-01-2003
by ELORM KWAME ATISU
Teenage pregnancy is one that occurs during a girl’s teenage years. Any pregnancy that occurs when a girl is within the age range of thirteen to nineteen is termed teenage pregnancy. During a person’s teenage years, many teenagers are tempted...

Teenage pregnancy (Opinions) 30-03-2007
by Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi
Teenage pregnancy is on the high rate now, the statistic adds up as days go by. Many that have occurred had been out of ignorance and social norm. That is not my point of focus really, the area about teenage pregnancy that worries me is the...

Teens and Drug Usage (Opinions) 4-11-2002
by farah
Marijuana is a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp plant. Marijuana is also called Mary Jane, pot, herb, weed, grass, boom, gangsta, and chronic. But for real though, marijuana has over 200...

Tel un mauvais vent (Opinions) 14-01-2009
by ONDO ELLASSOUMOU CAREL DORIAN
Si le mal était perçu communément dans notre monde comme positif,nous auront dit que tout va pour le mieux dans cette partie de la terre qu'est notre pays. En effet, au regard des soulèvements sociaux pacifiques menés par des syndicats des...

Tem saudade boa... (Poetry) 5-06-2004
by Mateus Fernandes
Tem saudade boa... Não tenha medo ou raiva da saudade e ela lhe trará coisas boas... Saudade de coisa boa... Saudade faz você saber que o tempo passa e que as coisas mudam... Saudade faz você perceber o quanto foram bem ou mal aproveitados...

Ten Ways to Reduce Commuting Stress (Opinions) 9-11-2005
by Rachelle Credo
Do you get out of your car with a queasy stomach, a headache and your blood pressure registering through the roof? If you do, that energy vulture called stress may have sent your pulse skyrocketing. In a study conducted at the University of...

Thankful! (Poetry) 7-07-2004
by Karim Al Nadoury
Thankful that I have my friends around me cherishing every moment of happiness and sadness in my life, Thankful that I wake up in the morning healthy and able to have my day with a smile on my face, Thankful that I can hear the singing of the...

That Could’ve Been Me… If Not For My Mother (Short Story) 22-08-2006
by Amurawaiye Olushola
Every morning, as I a drive through the gates to my office, I see Tamedo sitting by the roadside, begging for alms. I give him a smile and wave. On more than a few occasions, I’ve given him money for food or to repair his locally fabricated...

THE WHOLE HEALTH STORY (Opinions) 10-07-2002
by Murtaza.Vaid
Health is a positive. It is not just the absence of illness. It is not something that the lucky few have, and others don’t. It can be within the reach of any individual. But there are many things outside an individual’s control that affect it too....

The "middle-class curse" among Africans (Opinions) 5-09-2009
by Norma
I have received several questions concerning the “middle-class curse," as cited in the book, A HEALTHY YOU: Tame Africa's Child Malnutrition . The book, available at www.nutritionafrica.com , documents the feeding dilemma caused by a...

The 2nd Millennium Prayer (Poetry) 28-11-2005
by Ed Jonas
November 28, 2005 7:00 P.M. MST Earth By an Earthling THE 2ND MILLENNIUM PRAYER Hear yea, hear yea... From now and henceforth, Let us be committed and faithful, To Love, Life, and Now, And also in deeds and doing, So towards the...

The African Child: (Short Story) 21-10-2012
by samson tare ekiyor
The African Child: the story of the pregnant 10 year-old By: SAMSON T, on November 18, 2011. She (name withheld) was young, innocent looking with an unusually protruded stomach; she came rushing towards our vehicle when the government bus...

The aged that finally rests (Short Story) 14-07-2009
by Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.
There is a man I know who lives within 15 miles of me, in the same cloud forest as I. At 87 years of age, his body and life have been tattered by many an injury. He will not stop, not for a moment during his time awake, to rest. He says that if...

The Albanian Youth, An Underserved population (Opinions) 10-11-2002
by Belisar Hoxholli
Albania is a developing country that passed really difficult times during the transition period, from 1991 until some years ago . There were made really good steps in developing the economic life of the country, especially in the biggest cities....

The Beauty of this World (Poetry) 13-01-2009
by Robbie
Incandescent,pulsing,tendrils of warmth stroking lightly it's wind swept child, glissading over dew topped grass, breath brilliance, light and exuberance into the sun-parched flowers. The soft hum of sleeping forests, growing to twittering...

The Biggest Killer (Short Story) 20-09-2006
by Angela S. Damas
Malaria: The forgotten battle that never forgot us. Thinking back on how many times I have had malaria is difficult for me. I guess it’s once every three months including the times I go to the hospital and get diagnosed and the times I conclude...

The blind boy (Poetry) 7-08-2008
by Amodu O. Razaq
Each time you trace your path home I see you searching the path with your guide. Though slow you never miss your way home. Are you truly blind or sighted faint? You are blind; you scratch the earth With your guide, to left and to right....

The Broken Flower (Poetry) 6-12-2006
by Ronja
Watch the flower tilt its head Tears stream down your face You kneel upon your broken bed And don't want to leave a trace With caution you undo the knife That cuts your flesh and pierces life Drops of blood, laugh and cry, Laugh at your...

The Chad - Cameroon Pipeline Project, Is it a necessary evil? (Opinions) 4-11-2002
by Abongta Shu Moncha Brain
The news of a Chad – Cameroon Development Pipeline Project came to put a smile on the lips of many Chadians and Cameroonian when it was announced. These two countries and many other countries in the sub region envisaged an economic facelift at the...

The Challenge (Children and AIDS) (Opinions) 22-12-2001
by Olanrewaju.Ademola.Ojasanya
The Challenge Children are the challenge we must try and encourage ourself to face. Over 12 million children in Africa have lost one or both parents to the HIV epidemic. That number is expected to double within the next decade, based on UNAIDS...

The Church and AIDS (Opinions) 1-12-2008
by Thuputu Nyekha
Today is "World Aids Day", 1st December, 2008. For the sake of commemorating this important day, I propose the popular slogan "Know AIDS for no AIDS," especially on the topic, the Church and AIDS. I attended the funeral service of an...

The city I long for (Opinions) 15-07-2008
by Juliejacqui
Nairobi, the city under the sun- one would call it a home away from home, with all the beautiful scenery at the national park, sky scrappers in the central business district, the beautiful roundabouts, the diversity of cultures and many other...

The contemporary Nigerian Socio-economic Conditions and Incidences of Cardiac diseases –what Management options are available. (Opinions) 24-08-2007
by ifeoma umeche
Nigeria is faced with a rising population, the over exploitation of natural resources, the tendency to focus on achieving short-term development objectives at the expense of longer term sustainability and a high poverty rate. Nigeria’s very...

The Culture of Absolute Sex (Opinions) 12-03-2004
by Shahjahan Siraj
Tunde was a bright high school student and the eldest son of large family. He had many great visions to change society and wanted to become a social entrepreneur on Victoria Island. One day he was invited by some of his friends to a party where...

The Cure for HIV? (Opinions) 31-01-2003
by olawuyi oluwafemi
INTRODUCTION HIV is grouped in the class of the retrovirus called lentivirus because it can be latent for a long period before serious symptoms of disease become manifest. HIV enters into the human immune system to locate and attack helper...

The Dark Side (Opinions) 10-05-2007
by jamal siddiqui
Visual Disability represents a serious public health, social and economic problem all over the globe. It is especially true for the developing countries, where 9 out of 10 of the world's visually disabled live. It is estimated that up to 80% of...

The Darker Side to Tanning (Opinions) 8-04-2006
by Kelsey Page
Porcelain skin was once a coveted must-have for centuries amongst the beautiful and wealthy. Yet somewhere between 1770 and 1970, society has renamed creamy skin with pasty skin, changing the shade of beautiful skin from beige to brass. It is...

The Disabled in India (Opinions) 21-01-2006
by S Joshipura
If you are disabled and living in India, it can’t get more unfortunate than that. For a country known for its rich diversity of species and people, and a population of all different faiths which live in unity, it is really sorry to see the poor...

The Earthquake (Opinions) 3-05-2007
by Guzal Mustafina
The earthquake is a terrible incident in any country. Such a feeling has had every person stayed in the Republic of Uzbekistan on January 8. The earthquake was in the evening, apx. at 10 p.m. that's why the most part of people had already...

The Facts about Antiretroviral Therapy (Opinions) 26-08-2005
by Ipinnaiye Opeyemi Isaiah
THE FACTS ABOUT ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPHY It is disheartening to find out that people living with HIV/AIDS are not adequately informed about antiretroviral therapy. Rather than the drugs suppressing the virus other complications could arise as a...

The Grim Realities of HIV and AIDS (Opinions) 1-08-2002
by Dennis Dames
The grim realities of HIV and AIDS are being manifested once again at the 14th International AIDS Conference in Barcelona, Spain. Things are expected to get worse before they get better.  For instance, it was revealed that: the spread of AIDS...

The healthy claim to fame (Opinions) 5-06-2010
by Raisa Bhuiyan
Picture, "Beyond the food you eat," by Souma Badombena Wanta Just a glance at the re-vamped nature of the marketing strategies employed in grocery stores across North America is enough for one to become grossly aware that “being...

The Human Journey: Rules For Being Human (Poetry) 3-11-2003
by Sarah
You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it but it will be yours for as long as you live. How you take care of it or fail to take care of it Can make an enormous difference in the quality of your life. You will learn lessons....

The Impact of AIDS And Adolescent Sexuality (Opinions) 21-01-2008
by Mohammad Khairul Alam
Bangladesh has a population of nearly 144,319,628(July 2005 est.), approximately 25,000 of whom are living with HIV/AIDS. (although the government confirmed 7,500 people are living with HIV/AIDS). The virus has spread differently in different...

The Impact of Structured Social Inequalities on Public Health. (Opinions) 5-05-2002
by Marcus Bingemann
Since World War II, the health of all Australians has improved with advancements in medicine and changes in individual behaviour. However, the gap between people who have poorer health and those who do not continues to increase due to factors...

The Increasing of Beverages pose danger in Nigeria (Opinions) 24-03-2007
by Olagbemiro Ibukun
Rather than reach for water when thirst parches our throat, many people do prefer to go for beverages cocoa beverages excluded), the common brands in Nigeria being the products of the Coca-Cola Company and the Seven UP Company. Recently, we have...

THE INNER ENERGY (Poetry) 7-01-2006
by FREDEX KING TUT JR.
If you need to use your mind for a specific purpose, Use it in conjunction with your inner body. Only if you are able to be, conscious Without thought you can use your mind’s creatively, and The easiest way to enter that state is...

The Invasion of Brainless Creatures in Africa (Opinions) 30-04-2003
by Damilare T.A Onajole
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the most deadly of all diseases. It is a very small virus that takes the life out of Man. AIDS is a result of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). HIV does not only destroy the immune system of the...

The Little Man in the Tower (Short Story) 2-08-2006
by Mehmet
What kind of world do you live in? A world of solid ground with people and trees, oceans with clouds above it and, higher still, the enormous emptiness of space? Are you one of the billions of people in that world? If you answer "yes" to...

The Love That We Had Once (Poetry) 25-12-2004
by Muhammad Awais Aftab
The eyes that I saw once The smile that I loved once The secrets that we shared once The warmth that you showed once Do they exist still or have they gone? Like the flowers that bloom at dawn Gone they have despite my fears...

The Menace of Acne (Opinions) 13-11-2003
by Temi Ige
Acne is an inflammatory skin disorder characterized by pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. In recent times, acne has been the most commonly treated disfiguring skin abnormality and it has been a source of emotional stress and decrease in...

THE MIDWIFE (Opinions) 23-11-2004
by Rashid Zuberu
I walked out of the building numbed; looking back I am surprised that my legs were even able to carry me. My eyes were glazed; my arms limp at my sides. I wasn’t the only one. Brave young men tried desperately to hold back their tears and failed...

The Most Important Body Part (Short Story) 28-01-2005
by Yezen Iraq
My mother used to ask me what the most important part of the body is. Through the years I would take a guess. When I was younger, I thought sound was very important to us humans, so I said, "My ears, Mommy. " She said, "No. Many people are...

The need to strengthen HIV and AIDS campaigning in constituency programmes (Opinions) 18-11-2008
by Ella Offiong
The issue of creating more awareness on HIV and AIDS should not be overlooked globally. Despite the campaigns that have already been carried out, only a little difference has been made from the last sero-sentinel survey. This can be attributed to...

The Nigerian Position on Orphans And Vulnerable Children (Opinions) 23-09-2006
by David Habba
UNAIDS and WHO estimates for 2004 show that there is a huge and growing number of orphaned children in Africa. Estimates for 26 African countries suggest that the number of orphans from any cause will increase by around 50% between 1990 and 2010....

The Onion: A Life's Journey (Poetry) 21-03-2006
by Rhona Lindo
Strip away the hard skin of an onion. What do you see? A naked onion without its hard brittle casing. Strip away the thin layers of an onion. What do you see? The rings of the onion’s life. No, it’s our life, you’re peeling away the fear,...

The other Face of the Earth (Opinions) 30-10-2007
by Chisomaga Anyanwu
Where we face the worms that ransack our stomach with pride, dignity and audacity. In the other part of this, we don't speak about it if we are neighbors and mind you. From the biblical point of view: "love your neighbors as you love...

The Pandemic of Fear (Opinions) 19-10-2005
by Gabriel Mauricio Sarmiento Argüello
On Wednesday Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia and Panama followed Ecuador’s bad example and decided to ban imports from Colombia’s bird-rearing industry. Given that this rushed decision was made without scientific support, its objectivity is questionable....

The Pharmaceutical Industries (Opinions) 9-12-2011
by Marie-Josée
You, citizens, should feel free to ask any questions to your doctors about the pills they prescribe to you because it is your body and your health. It is not because they are professionals that you should always trust them at a hundred percent....

The Problem (Opinions) 30-10-2002
by Abongta Shu Moncha Brain
The major problem with a hand full of people is actually their slowness to receive new ideas. People most of the times want to feel before they understand. Many of the times when you try to feel before understanding, you plunge into a folly....

The Ravages of HIV/AIDS: An Ongoing Public Health Emergency (Opinions) 5-12-2007
by DR PEDUS C EWEAMA
The threat of HIV/AIDS is, no doubt, a global scourge that has descended on humanity with merciless ferocity! As the global community just observed the World AIDS day on December 1, it is high time the human race substituted complacency with...

The Red Ribbon (Poetry) 26-01-2009
by Mohammed Lamarana barry
The Red Ribbon ! The avert , The symbol I use to express my hope in the future , The red ribbon , the image , The non living being , I use to express my solidarity in life. The red ribbon ! The real HIV...

The Rise of the Synthetics (Short Story) 18-07-2005
by Daryl
A small rural community in Australia is presently fighting the soul-less multinationals in a battle that crosses many issues. This small sugar growing community in North Queensland finds itself at the forefront of a three way global battle for...

The Science behind Female Genital Mutilation (Poetry) 10-12-2012
by kabbatende Annaise
It’s the dawn. The crickets back to their holes, the dew light; the smell of nature overpowering, It’s a village; nameless to the world. A world in itself; filled with remnants of generations long gone, The sound of feet shuffle through the...

The Silence (Opinions) 20-12-2004
by Paula Akugizibwe
I remember the times I’ve woken shaking With horror Followed swiftly by sweet, overwhelming, exhilarating relief – It’s not real, my nightmare: The world gone, Dead, Annihilated at the fleeting whim of an invisible monster Leaving me, the...

The Silent Killer in the African Culture (Opinions) 24-12-2005
by EUCHARIA IGWe Nee-Chukwuma
Just like me, you probably must have heard this a million times by now. When in Rome, you ought to act like Romans. This is one of those things that is easier said than done because old habits die hard. A friend of mine called me a few days...

The Sound of Silence (Poetry) 25-10-2004
by Dereje Amera
When one is a sleep, one never talks One never hears, and never eats But, there is world inside one’s being Which is moving, and going active Sleeping in bed, with no voice One is going to the whole-place Shopping, walking and taking a...

The struggle for life (Poetry) 25-08-2007
by Osamuyi Okpame
The struggle for life And the race against time From the tiny living cells To the mightiest of creatures Life has always been but a struggle Struggle! Struggles!! and more struggles!!! Life is always a hot race And a deal against time...

The Third World and Development in Cameroon (Opinions) 6-02-2007
by akwalla Johanness
Many scholars have written about the problems of developing countries, outlining their characteristics as if it were one homogenous mass, despite the differences in income, values and culture from one nation to the other. As a common...

The true picture (Poetry) 24-01-2008
by Johnson Kayode Jedidiah
THE TRUE PICTURE It is said that virtuous ladies are scarce And that is being seen As a cliché to most Church folks And it doesn’t sound any different from other common statements Until I met you Until I heard your story Until I saw...

The Unborn (Poetry) 23-08-2007
by JOEL OGAR
Blazing round the corner Of here today gone tomorrow, Creeps a disturbing nightmare In a changing atmosphere. Am I safe? Help! Are you safe? How about our children, the unborn, When this place where our feet rest Is fast...

The Value of Life (Short Story) 17-01-2008
by Shireen
The old, frail man had been brought to the general hospital. I am not sure how he landed there but the nurses said he was found at an LRT station and no one knew who he was. Above his bed, his name was written as UNK which I later came to realize...

The Water Challenge: That Ain't Right! (Opinions) 18-10-2005
by Fa Sy
Every living creature on the planet needs water to survive. In certain parts of the world having access to running water isn’t a right, it’s a privilege. People lack access to clean drinking water and adequate sanitation. Can you believe that...

The World Mourns (Poetry) 6-11-2006
by erick ochieng otieno
Looking yonder I see a tear drop Looking further I see a blood drop I then ask myself Why the drops? I then wonder aloud Where did they come from? Didn’t you know? There came a sound From nowhere I then start To see the sense...

The wrong World AIDS Day (Opinions) 4-12-2008
by Nico
I would like to share some thoughts about World AIDS Day. The day has come and gone, and I sit wondering how the festivities went in Zambia, a place I once called home. I've never heard anyone discussing the other side of this day, the side that...

The Youth & the Millennium Development Goals - HIV & Aids (Opinions) 24-02-2007
by KOKONYA O PATRICK
Let me confess that we have all along refused to call a spade, a spade ... we keep calling it a big spoon! This is hypocrisy of the unforgivable order! Yes, we all yearn for a future without HIV and AIDS as my friend Wanjiku Njoroge observed in...

The 'Morning After' Pill Promotes Dangerous Unprotected Sex (Opinions) 6-06-2005
by Martin Tairo
The morning-after pill is a multiple dose of an oral contraceptive. It may prevent ovulation or, if fertilization has occurred, it may ruin the implantation of a newly conceived human being. It is important that the potential for...

Their Cries Go Unheard (Opinions) 3-11-2003
by Ian Beacock
HIV/AIDS is an epidemic that is devastating Africa day by day, and the statistics are inconceivable. 42 million people in the world live with HIV/AIDS, including 3.2 million children. 980 000 live in North America. 29.4 million People in...

There is Ability in Disability (Poetry) 10-03-2006
by Oluyemisi Joel-Osebor (Nee Agboola)
No no, don’t ever allow self-pity to overshadow your dreams. Because there’s ability in disability What you call disability today could be a springboard to your success tomorrow If you talk about your disability, then let me remind you that...

Thierno - Une enfance volée (Opinions) 28-12-2008
by Oliveira Ianis
THIERNO (Une enfance volée) Du sang accompagné de larmes amères coule sur des joues poussiéreuses et desséchées. Un regard vide, confus, triste, désespéré est posé sur un sol en terre battue. Dans cette pièce sombre et froide, une petite...

Think (Poetry) 13-01-2009
by alexandra tome
Think about every single thing you can do. It can be anything, it can be breathing, walking, listening, singing, remembering,thinking. Now think about the people who can't do those things. Now think about every...

tigermilk (Poetry) 5-08-2005
by S
white, orange, and peach bruises shine souls leap out of your hearts and into our eyes i want you i need you so much i despise the tiger inside

Time to Heal (Opinions) 11-11-2005
by siham Al Najami
Part of being a university student is to learn how to endure stress, pressure and confusion. Sometimes these difficulties pile up and in many circumstances lead to depression, anxiety and eating and sleeping disorders. These are all signs for you...

Tolerance as a Solution for Displacement (Opinions) 10-01-2007
by erick ochieng otieno
In most war torn regions, people become displaced. This is not their choice, but circumstances force them to accept it. The question is, “Does it have to be this way?” and the answer is, "Absolutely not." Looking at regions around the world...

Tolerance in our life (Opinions) 3-05-2007
by Yaroslav Ovcharenko
Tolerance, a kind of relations between people, animals and all living on our planet is the most important for human personality. We have to develop tolerance because in our country lots of people of different nationalities, religions and beliefs...

Tolerance in our life (Opinions) 3-05-2007
by Guzal Mustafina
Tolerance, a kind of relations between people, animals and all living on our planet is the most important for human personality. We have to develop tolerance because in our country lots of people of different nationalities, religions and beliefs...

Towards Affordable Medicine (Opinions) 22-01-2003
by Abhishek
One of the issues that concern every human being is health. The charter of the World Health Organization and the signatory to that has to ensure health for all. This effectively means that the countries are duty bound to ensure health systems...

Traditional Healers and HIV/ AIDS (Opinions) 20-06-2008
by Ndiwalana
67% of Ugandans reside in rural areas where modern healthcare services for HIV/ AIDS, other STDs and Malaria are scarce and far beyond their financial reach. The majority of these people are subsistence farmers earning less than $1 daily. With the...

Tribute to all Mothers (Poetry) 25-04-2005
by Enyinna Onwusonye
Mother, I love you so much And nobody I love as such You taught me to go to church And I’ll forever obey, even if I’m Dutch You’ve always taken care of me And you also made me see You love me; I love you, no fee In my life, you are...

Truth About HIV/AIDS (Opinions) 11-11-2003
by atungbayila ibikunle
AIDS is short for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. AIDS is a disease that slowly destroys the body's immune system. Without these important defenses, a person with AIDS can't fight off germs and cancers. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS....

Twelve (Poetry) 22-02-2008
by emilybrink
Grandpa and John Wayne and the soldiers of fortune Men who’ would say Hemingway was a fairy Because he wrote books Get up before dawn, run five miles and do fifty pushups Speak the language: AWOL, MIA, Beaucoup, PAX. Shine Your boots...

Two Strokes and You're Out!! (Opinions) 28-12-2002
by Vijay Nath
A Young Man’s Fight Against The Odds Prologue “Aarrghh”, yelled Jay as they drove frighteningly close to the truck in the right lane. “Just don’t make me laugh or we will hit something”, joked his buddy. They were on their way back...

UN meets Millennium Development Goal on drinking water (Interviews) 15-03-2012
by Eugenia Bivines
UN meets Millennium Development Goal on drinking water By David Loyn Development correspondent, BBC News A hand turning on a tap with running water, Sub-Saharan Africa has not benefited as much as other areas. The Millennium Development...

Uncaged Boy (Poetry) 9-07-2004
by Peter St.Christopher Kelly
I lived with a paternal aunt who abused me. It made me stronger! Between the world and hard place stands, I boy who understands, The way a wry and wicked aunt, Deceived that she was good. Each day she'd call me ugly, Described my face as...

UNGASS+5: Entre frustraciones y esperanzas (Opinions) 21-06-2006
by Ariel Gonzalez Galeano
“Si tuviese que calificar la revisión del UNGASS del 1 al 10, le daría un 5, pero no por ser medianamente buena, sino por estar en la delgada línea de lo bueno y lo malo” Haber sido participe del Grupo de Jóvenes Progresistas que ayudaron a...

Unveiling a Beauty (Interviews) 19-08-2004
by melanie mae
“We have a human centric way of explaining things and that’s so inadequate…” Jan Penn, advisory board member of SOEI It all started with Jan Penn’s first bee. Being in gardens, fields, and woods with her family, how she first experienced...

Victims on stage twelve. (Poetry) 4-08-2007
by Robert Dodginghorse
Victims on stage twelve What are these stages we face. Without warning,we are confronted A new game, a new war life's chaotic place. Answers tremble, from a drunk Mother's lips, "it wont get better" There we stand, on a hope beaten cliff....

Victor Malarek - A Review (Opinions) 19-10-2004
by Charity Fadun
Victor Malarek, a former CBC fifth estate investigator, delivered a heartrending public lecture on Sunday May 30, 2004. Based on his book The Natashas - The New Global Sex Trade (2003), he discussed the inhuman global trafficking of young females...

Violence and poverty fuels HIV/AIDS in young women (Short Story) 1-07-2007
by Jonas Eriksson
For many young women, protecting themselves from HIV/AIDS is not a choice. As we mark both World AIDS day and 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, it’s important to look at just how closely the two are linked. If governments are serious...

Virginity – everyone should have the right to choose. (Short Story) 1-07-2007
by Jonas Eriksson
In Zimbabwe, a recent front-page story reported on the case of a 34-year-old Harare man who allegedly raped his 11-year-old sister-in-law because of a long-standing dispute with his wife, the girl’s sister, for not having been a virgin at...

Waiting on the World to Change (Short Story) 2-12-2007
by cms-brionna
One day, a boy named Chad rode home from school. Chad was 15 years old and was in eighth grade at the public school. He lived in Miami, Florida, with his sister Lily and mother Beatrice. His sister’s school was called Pyrel Prep and she was in...

Warda "the jasmine seller" (Short Story) 18-01-2005
by Amira Sobeih
Once upon a time a girl named Warda (Rose in Arabic) lived in a small cottage close to the Nile River with her grand mother. She was an orphan. Daily the early morning shines her room. The sun wipes her window and a calling sparrow wakes Warda...

WATER CRISIS: Can it not be averted? (Opinions) 27-02-2007
by erick ochieng otieno
Year in year out, the world celebrates the World Water day. Conferences, workshops, seminars are held every now and then to discuss the issue of this special commodity, “WATER”, papers are published and scientist are awarded prizes for coming up...

Weariness (Poetry) 29-09-2010
by Mary
The buttons on the keyboard are weary. The touchpad is faded. The fingers that fly past with dexterity Are wrinkled and crinkled, Like dry animal bones. It is with enthusiasm That he chats with a million people In a million places...

Weary of Age I Am (Poetry) 28-02-2006
by Owolawi Seyi Akeem
My bones are feeble My vision blurry Grey hairs dominate my scalp Wrinkled and papery is my skin Wondering and pondering Are the tasks on my mind When children wail Tears from memories fill my eyes A farewell from me Is what I owe...

What a blessing you have been to me! (Poetry) 24-01-2008
by Johnson Kayode Jedidiah
WHAT A BLESSING YOU HAVE BEEN TO ME! We all appreciate the impact Of our biological fathers And their labour over our lives But sadly, very few of us Really had that kind of experience With our biological fathers That we greatly...

What a mystery! (Poetry) 5-10-2007
by Johnson Kayode Jedidiah
Tired of everything about relationships Decided to stay single and get settled Enjoying every moment of the present phase Without any strange feeling of inadequacies What can I say Or how do I explain it Stocked in-between two divergent...

What Food Is! (Poetry) 12-07-2005
by Oluyemisi Joel-Osebor (Nee Agboola)
Food: – an ingredient for life – a must for sustenance – what both the poor and the rich need to survive – sometimes scarce and unavailable to some people – an item that ailing children scramble for in refugee camps – an item that gets...

What hope for Somali children? (Opinions) 20-04-2010
by Ahmedsadik yusuf Mohamed
In general, Somali children’s lives are endangered everywhere in the country, because their mothers face a very high risk of dying during the period of pregnancy or in childbirth. Contagious diseases like diarrheas, disease-related dehydration,...

What is Body Language? (Opinions) 19-02-2007
by Rwax Qax
Body Language is the unspoken communication that goes on in every Face-to-Face encounter with another human being. It tells you some one's true feelings towards you and how well your words are being received. Between 60-80% of our message is...

What is Emotional Abuse? (Opinions) 27-10-2005
by melanie mae
Emotional abuse happens when someone insults, humiliates, or uses "mind-games" to control another person. It can happen to people in all income, education and ethnic groups. It can happen in same-sex as well as mixed relationships. It can...

What is Naturopathic Medicine? (Opinions) 24-11-2012
by Vito
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care that addresses the root causes of illness, and promotes health and healing. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) support and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself using a variety of...

What they don’t know is ... (Poetry) 23-09-2006
by Racquel Nixon
A girl thinks she has to be thin A boy thinks he has to be ripped A woman thinks her stretch marks must go A man thinks his hair should be thick She wants to be a supermodel He wants to be popular among the girls She wants to land a...

What you don't know CAN kill you (Opinions) 8-02-2007
by Racquel Nixon
This article was formed based on what I saw on this documentary made in the U.S. Although this found in the United States, for all I know this can happen ANYWHERE in the world, and it most likely is. I'm trying to convey that communication is...

When I'm racing with destiny (Poetry) 10-05-2006
by BEN HUR
When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away When I'm racing with destiny Each day I live, I want to be A day to give, the best of me I'm only one, but not alone My finest day, is yet unknown Each day I live, I want to be the best of...

When Life Loses Meaning (Poetry) 31-03-2008
by Remish Gasiano
In the middle of the day the sun sets the rains are halted The second hand no longer ticks. As the head tries to think It is thrown in the abyss of the now. What seemed like today is yesterday, and today itself seems so unreal. Scared to...

When the Bells Ring (Poetry) 13-09-2004
by Andrew Lauman
You and me, What can I see? A raging fire, A midnight liar. Darkness all around, People falling to the ground, When all is lost, What is the cost? What will you Do for your soul? I laugh, I cry, No where to go, No where...

Where Have All the Parents Gone? (Opinions) 21-07-2006
by karekoona
AIDS in Africa and the Challenge of Caregiving-Where Have All the Parents Gone? Karekoona-Würzburg, Germany I watched with sadness and weakness the program on CNN Africa Journal- “Where have all parents gone” on 19th July 2006, "AT TIMES I...

Where prisons serve the purpose (Short Story) 1-07-2007
by Jonas Eriksson
A prison is a rehabilitation institution meant to make convicts know that once their jail tem is over, the society expects a lot from them. Some come out as complete reformed ex-convicts as others are hardcore that nothing under the sun makes them...

Where the poor and unemployed find solace in the advent of the UN’s MDGs: evading by endengering others (Opinions) 31-01-2007
by Awa Innocent Ndah
Poverty and unemployment are among the top ten pandemics ravaging the African continent. These household names no more make headline news because their eminent repercussions are leaving no sector of the population indifferent. Many Africans have...

Who authorized Ritilan for Public Schools and how much the drug company making annually? (Opinions) 10-07-2002
by Warren Turner
Ritalin, also known as methylphenidate, is used to help people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Ritalin is manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. The drug has been in use for over forty years and is widely prescribed,...

Why mum refused! (Poetry) 6-10-2006
by Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi
I was sixteen years of age, the least i thought of was marriage. But like my fellow peers, i threw away my fears. And went down with a guy. He was the least to make me cry. I told mum i was in love, but she yelled "Don't get involved"...

Why Say No to Drugs (Short Story) 20-03-2005
by Olugbenga Adeleye
“I am an emotional child,” says Austin, a young man of 24 years. “At times I’m afraid and even intimidated by others of my age. I suffer from depression, insecurity, and at times I’ve even considered suicide.” Tola, 28 years old, describes...

Why Should I Care? (Opinions) 30-05-2007
by Ken Auma
HIV/AIDS is for real!! This is the ONLY disease that man sweats to acquire. Either knowingly and unknowingly. People infected with HIV/AIDS live in nearly every country in the world. In some countries, like Botswana and Swaziland, almost 40% of...

Why We Shouldn't Worry (Opinions) 9-11-2005
by Rachelle Credo
Almost everyone experiences some form of worry one time or another. It is a part of life. Everyday we struggle financially, make decisions and face major changes in life. These things create an inevitable occasional wave of apprehension....

Why? (Poetry) 9-10-2004
by Akinbo, Adebunmi Adeola
Did i not see your eyes in the morning, while you passed by me like the wind, how was i to know that your flight took off, Leaving with no goodbyes for friends or foe; Should i question God if He was asleep, or did He not forsee the evils...

Will I ever see Bobby again? (Poetry) 17-06-2008
by Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi
Bobby few years back was seven and the love for me and his mum was even. Life was cute and comfortable, just as Bobby was fine and reliable. Fun came to town one day and frustration came to stay. With friends I began drinking and with...

WOMEN AND HIV/AIDS IN BENIN (Opinions) 19-07-2005
by EDITH CHIMA
WOMEN AND HIV/AIDS IN BENIN. There are now over 40 million people living with HIV and about 95 percent of them are in developing countries. Globally, 24.8 million people have died of AIDS since the beginning of the epidemic out of the estimated...

Women and the Fight Against HIV/AIDS (Opinions) 25-12-2005
by bigboyloveyoubaby
The woman holds a position in the social and domestic spheres of society that makes her a major determinant in the prevention and/or fight against the HIV/AIDS scourge. The percentage of women who contact HIV/AIDS through the act of an unfaithful...

Women Are Not Aware (Opinions) 15-07-2006
by chuka
Over 100,000 new cases in Africa- 999,000 deaths, yet still people are not aware. What is this people that people were not aware of? Breast cancer, the second highest killer disease in women after lung cancer. I carried out an extensive...

Women Who Drink (Interviews) 4-05-2005
by Martin Tairo
Many are the things in our society, especially the African society, that are a preserve of the males. Even the most liberalized of men and women would not be comfortable watching a woman treading those grounds. But as times have changed, women...

Working to Stop the Spread of AIDS/HIV (Opinions) 27-04-2003
by Mohammad Ziaul Ahsan
Despite well-documented and successful prevention efforts in few countries, HIV/AIDS continues to spread in Asia and the Pacific. No country is now immune to HIV/AIDS. In fact, this region has become a home of many people living with HIV/AIDS than...

World AIDS day (Poetry) 25-04-2007
by Mervis Ifeoma Emelife
Why gather we here today? What stand me here to say? Today we have declared” WORLD AIDS DAY” But will the promise come to stay? Sad are we over those passed away But many yet have gone astray. Remorse and depressed are they...

World AIDS day (Poetry) 25-04-2007
by Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi
Why gather we here today? What am I here to say? Today we have declared "WORLD AIDS DAY" But will the promise come to stay? Sad are we over those passed away But many yet have gone astray. Remorse and depressed are they...

You are appreciated (Poetry) 24-01-2008
by Johnson Kayode Jedidiah
YOU ARE APPRECIATED! The first time I saw her I felt she is too hard She earns respect Respects others Dedicated to her work Diligent in her duties Commitment and loyalty Are the two words That best describes Her kind of person A...

You said I will live (Poetry) 28-02-2008
by obare joash
When did I start screaming When, when? When did I start crying, Crying and clinging to the trees like a toddler? When, tell me when? You, oh you My bones, flesh, profile My soul, mind and heart A heart so dear to hurt So clear to be...

You vs. Model (Opinions) 24-05-2002
by Manoja Kathiravelu
When you look through a magazine, you see string bean thin models, and you wish you could look like them. I'm not telling you what to do, I just have one question: WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?! Almost 80 - 90 percent of models have an...

You're away.... (Poetry) 18-10-2004
by Shireen
I lay awake and its past midnight And its hurts that I’m not there with you To hold you close, to hug you tight To watch you sleep, to turn off the light, Cause I’d like very much right now To be the one to kiss you goodnight, I'd like to...

Young People and HIV/AIDS in Nigeria: The Reality (Opinions) 8-02-2005
by Kingsley Essomeonu
If there is a way to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, there must be focus on young people as more than half of the newly infected are between 15 and 29 years old. According to Carol Bellamy, UNICEF’s Executive Director, “global success in...

Youth & HIV: Efforts Must Be Focused (Opinions) 14-10-2003
by farhad ali
HIV/AIDS a Global Crisis: Human immune virus, causing Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has challenged human beings across the globe. Apart from being a medical problem, HIV/AIDS is emerging as a social problem because of its impacts...

Youth and HIV/AIDS (Short Story) 9-07-2004
by Ch.Dhanunjaya Rao
Background The HIV/AIDS epidemic is reaching beyond high risk groups into general population with latest data suggesting that Andhra Pradesh has one of the fastest growing trends in the country (with infections doubling over 3-4 years in same...

Youth and HIV/AIDS (Opinions) 28-02-2007
by Sean Amos
Youth Involvement in HIV/AIDS In order to develop better educational interventions to prevent HIV infection, greater emphasis needs to be given to the way in which young people understand their social and physical worlds, and to the social and...

Youth and Smoking (Opinions) 8-02-2003
by Rajendra Mulmi
Teenagers begin smoking for a variety of reasons: peer pressure, the glamour of smoking, the thrill of breaking a society taboo, etc. They give little thought to the long-term adverse implications of using tobacco products. This is not surprising...

Youth Involvement in HIV/AIDS Struggle (Opinions) 5-01-2005
by obi obiorah
That HIV/AIDS is a condition of the youth is neither an overstatement nor a closely guarded secret. AIDS was recognised as a global crisis by the mid 1980s. Over half of those infected with HIV are under 25 years of age - precisely between ages...

Youth: the age of hope (Opinions) 10-03-2008
by Samuel C. Okechukwu
Have you ever paused to wonder why youth should be considered the age of hope? Perhaps it is because of the intrinsic and perennial nature of the life and activities of youth. A tiny speck of life, a foetus, tossed off by the creative power of...

Zip up (Poetry) 11-01-2010
by Peculiar Ediomo-Abasi
You felt my presence and loved the essence. You asked for fun I had to run. I felt into sadness as I felt your absence, it caused depression but i found protection. Abstinence to the core. Protection to the core. If we must remain...

"I Love Thee...I Love Thee Not...I'm Confused": The Idealism and Realism of Love (Opinions) 18-06-2005
by Jacques Gimeno
“As for me, to love you alone, to make you happy, to do nothing which would contradict your wishes, this is my destiny and the aim of my life.\" Are these words not the sweetest one can ever say to the love of his or her life? Apparently...

¿A qué saben los transgénicos? (Opinions) 20-07-2005
by Adolfo Córdova Ortiz
A engaño, a ceguera, a corrupción, a más años en el mismo sistema político que se alegra alimentando la ignorancia. Saben a un silencio que inició en 1995, cuando los transgénicos fueron introducidos en México sin que se informara a los...

الأغذية الوظيفية (Functional Foods) (Opinions) 20-10-2010
by Reda Ibrahem Abdelgalil
الأغذية الوظيفية Functional Foods لم تتفق المؤسسات العلمية على تعريف محدد لـ"الغذاء الوظيفي"، ولايوجد تعريف لها من قبل هيـئة الغذاء والدواء الأمريكية حتى الان، لكون هذه الأطعمة تـقع بين الغذاء والـدواء، حيـث عرفت الحكومة الأمريكية فى 1938م...

الأغذيه الصحيه في الإسلام (Opinions) 21-10-2008
by Reda Ibrahem Abdelgalil
منذ أن خلق الله عز وجل الإنسان وأعطاه القدرة على السعي والانتشار، وهو يعمل بدأب للحصول على الغذاء الذي يتمكن به من العيش والإبقاء على ذاته، مما جعل السعي نحو إشباع رغبات الجسم وتلبية احتياجاته من الطعام أمرا فطريا وغريزيا، وهذا ما أكدته حادثة...

الإدمان وطرق علاجه (Opinions) 19-04-2008
by Adham Tobail
إن قبول الأبناء لآبائهم وعدم وجود أي انحرافات في نموذج الآباء يؤدي إلي تأثرهم بشخصية الآباء وثبات معتقداتهم وقدرتهم على اختيار الأصدقاء وتحمل ضغوطهم لتعاطي أو لتجربة المخدرات لذلك فإن تعليم الأبناء الاعتماد على أنفسهم والثقة في قراراتهم المبنية...

الصحة النفسية (Opinions) 18-02-2008
by بشار محمود مزاري bashar mahmoud maz
 العوامل الأسرية المؤثرة على الصحة النفسية للأبناء : أولا ؛ بنية وتكوين الأسرة ، فبنية الشيء أساسه وبنية الأسرة تعني مكوناتها الأساسية , فبنية الأسرة مهمة جداً في الصحة النفسية للأبناء كونها هي التي تحدد مستوى الصحة النفسية للأبوين ؛ و هي التي...

تنامي تجارة جنس الأطفال في العراق (Opinions) 21-08-2007
by Fahad Al Farhan
الحذر من تنامي تجارة جنس الأطفال في العراق لم تر العراقية أم زكريا، التي أقعد المرض زوجها عن العمل، عيبا في أن تسلّم ابنيها البالغين من العمر 13 و14 عاما، إلى عصابة تتاجر في ميدان جنس الأطفال داخل العراق، معتبرة أنّها قدّمت لها خدمة وأنّها...

جلال بين السحر و القدر (Short Story) 21-01-2009
by Bendaas Abdelkrim
حدثنى صديقى قال: كنت اعمل في مدينة ( ادرار) بالصحراء الجزائرية لمدة تسعة اشهر و في يوم من الايام بينما كنت فى غرفتى في بيت الشباب دق شخص على الباب ففتحت الباب فوجدت المدير و كان معه شخص غريب و على راسه جراح فقال المدير ان هذا الشخص سينام معك...

خواطر عيان (Poetry) 21-01-2008
by karim mohamed nayel
من جوه البلاطى البيضا خرجت تبص روس حوالين الرقابى معلقة خراطيم ع الصدور تدوس بايدين باردة و ميتة فى جنب العيان تنغرس و ترمى شوية فلوس * * * ياخوانا أنا كنت راجل محترم يضربونى مثال السخاء و الكرم غيرشى تعبى خلانى ع الحميد و...

رسالة امرأة شريرة (Short Story) 21-10-2008
by Ahmad Salah
شعرت به ينتفض ورأت على وجهه ملامح توحى بالاكتفاء فلم تطلب المزيد..فقط قامت عنه واستلقت الى جواره فى السرير ومرت دقائق وهى تنظر اليه وهو يتأمل سقف الحجرة.. فنظر اليها وابتسم فأبتسمت ابتسامة من نال ما تمناه قام من السرير وسحب الملاءة من فوقها...

فكـيف سأنـسى ودادَ سـعاد (Poetry) 26-09-2008
by meddahi
‏ قوامٌ رشيـــقٌ ووجـهٌ جميلُ كـبدر الـتمام الذي يستميل عيـون كمـثل عيـون المها لم ترى العينُ مثلها يستحيل ولما لمـحـت الغـزالة تمـشي الهـوينى تـفـطّر قلبي الكليل...

قصة التداوى بالأغذية والنباتات (Opinions) 21-10-2008
by Reda Ibrahem Abdelgalil
خلق الله سبحانه وتعالى الأعشاب على الكرة الأرضية قبل أن تطأها قدم إنسان، فهي الغذاء الأساسي لكل مخلوق، وبدونها لا وجود للحياة، ومنذ أن خلق الله الإنسان وجدت الأمراض التي تنتابه، وجعل له في الأعشاب الدواء للأمراض، وترك للإنسان العاقل أن يهتدي إلى...

قصتنا مع المواصلات (Short Story) 5-05-2008
by Alaa Almalfouh
قبل اكثر من أسبوعين ... تسربت الأخبار بأن اسرائيل ستمنع الوقود و الغاز عن قطاع غزة .. فما كان من أصحاب سيارات الأجرة ( و الذين تعودوا على تقلص كمية الوقود منذ بدء الحصار على قطاع غزة ) إلا أن سارعوا بشراء كمية إضافية من الوقود لتسد حاجتهم لاحقا .....

قصيدة غزلية من بحر الكامل (Poetry) 26-06-2008
by meddahi
قلبي حزين في رضاها يطمع والعيــــن جارية بليل تدمع لي زوجــــة إخلاصها متكامل لكن جفاء فؤادها لا يخضع ولقد هفا قلب العشيق إلى التي قد ضيعت قلب الهوى يتوجع من فقدها جزع الفؤاد برمة تركت محبــــتنا ولاذت تردع قلبي أحب وصالـها...

كذبة نملة (Short Story) 11-11-2007
by Dr. Radwa Reda
في أحد المرات كنت جالسةً في البرية وأقلب بصري هنا وهناك ، أنظر إلى مخلوقات الله وأتعجب من بديع صنع الرحمن .. ولفت نظري هذه النملة التي كانت تجوب المكان من حولي تبحث عن شيء لا أظن أنها تعرفه ... ولكنها تبحث وتبحث .. لا تكل .... ولا تمل...

ليلة بلا عشاء (Short Story) 5-09-2008
by Samar Samir Mezghanni
على طاولة العشاء، في ليلة باردة من ليالي الشتاء، تجرأت على سؤال والدتي:" ماما، هل يمكن لامرأة وقرد أن ينجبا طفلا؟" كنت في الخامسة عشر من عمري، أدرس مادة العلوم الطبيعية ككل التلاميذ، ومن المفترض أني تعلمت جيدا من أين يأتي الأطفال!! إلا أن ما...

‘DRUGS ARE NOT CHILD’S PLAY’ (Opinions) 28-11-2006
by precious ebisintei
YOUTHS AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND CHILD TRAFFICKING (YADACT) Presents The Paper ‘DRUGS ARE NOT CHILD’S PLAY’ In Nigeria today, whenever the word drug is mentioned most people refer to its as tablets or pain killers which when taken,...

‘‘Make Poverty History’ (Opinions) 25-10-2005
by Jude C Munaonye
Many live, die and languish in misery, too weak to resist as they are bled dry of life. Most are locked in a daily struggle for survival. They seem vulnerable, they are often malnourished and their children go to bed hungry. Hari, a south...

‘‘MAKE POVERTY HISTORY’’ (Opinions) 31-03-2006
by Jude C Munaonye
Many live, die and languish in misery; too weak to resist, as they are bled dry of life. They seem vulnerable: most are locked in a daily struggle for survival. They are often malnourished, and their children go to bed hungry. Hari, a south...

“Precisamos voltar para a pesquisa básica para entender mais o HIV e tentar outros tipos de vacina”, diz David Watkins (Interviews) 22-02-2008
by Efraim Batista de Souza Neto
Em recente visita à Fundação Oswaldo Cruz na Bahia (Fiocruz-BA), o doutor David Watkins, da Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC), disse estar entre aqueles que ficaram decepcionados com a recente fracassada tentativa de produção de...

“Urge Portugal to uphold human rights for all citizens” (Opinions) 23-06-2006
by Marco P Gomes
PRESS RELEASE June 19, 2006, Toronto, Canada. Assim como nós comemoramos a Semana de Portugal e celebramos as tradições, realizações, culturas e valores do povo Português, nós devemos refletir sobre a necessidade de...