Episodes #07 and #08
(24-25 July 2010)
In the fourth week of “Poverty No More”, we focus on MDG #6, combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other serious illnesses. We look at some progress that’s been made and how far we still have to go. The cost of antiretroviral drugs has plummeted, which is potentially great news for the millions infected with HIV/AIDS. And more insecticide-treated bed nets are reaching families in Asia and Africa. Locally, some Singapore students led a very interesting public awareness and concrete action campaign called NETS for NETS.
- About MDG #6 – The Targets and Background
- Action for AIDS offers anonymous testing and tips for people newly diagnosed. It also has outreach and public awareness initiatives.
- The Lazarus Effect follows the story of HIV positive people in Africa who were at death’s door and in as little as 40 days undergo a remarkable transformation to health, when they gain access to the 2 lifesaving pills that cost around 40 cents a day. documentary / trailer
- About ONE (SINGAPORE)’s NETS for NETS campaign