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Participating in HIV and AIDS PreventionInnovative partnerships to combat the spread of HIV infection in Papua New Guinea are tackling a lack of provincial capacity as well as risky behaviors and gender inequality. Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea - Missionary nun Rose Bernard runs the Shalom Center, an HIV testing and counseling center in Banz, a market town in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Clean, Accessible Water Raises Health and Productivity in MindanaoNaawan, Philippines - The southern Philippine island of Mindanao has abundant water resources, yet many of its residents still do not have easy access to potable water in their homes. The Mindanao Basic Urban Services Sector Project - funded by a loan of US$336,958.84 from ADB to the Land Bank of the Philippines - is helping change that.
New Condom Campaign to Combat HIV/AIDSA well-researched $10 million program to distribute millions of subsidized condoms in "hot spots" of sexual activity around the country aims to control an HIV/AIDS epidemic. Meanwhile, in the rural areas, an incongruous alliance of big business, government, and religious groups is breaking down prejudice against the disease through awareness programs and safe-sex instruction.
A Greener Way of Turning Trash Into TreasuresA new "green" waste collection center is helping improve the working conditions of waste pickers and recyclers in Manila's Smokey Mountain. Manila - Smokey Mountain was once a 2-million-ton garbage heap that, for over 40 years, served as a waste disposal facility for the Philippines' capital city of Manila. It drew a large community of informal settlers who scavenged the garbage for their livelihood.