Health Check

The BBC World Service's weekly round up of global health stories and topical issues in medicine.

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The Truth About AIDS 27 May 15
Ugandan doctor and researcher Peter Mugyenyi guides listeners through the realities of HIV treatment in Uganda, a decade after effective anti-retroviral drugs started to become more widely available in African countries. Life prospects for hundreds of thousands of Ugandans are much better than they were. Yet an estimated 40% of adults with HIV are not receiving any treatment. In conversations with Ugandans who are living with HIV, fellow medics, activists and government representatives, Peter Mugyenyi explores the successes, failures and challenges in getting the best possible treatment to every Ugandan who needs it. That ambition, argues Peter, is also a vital part of preventing the continuing transmission of the virus in African countries
Dátum: 2015-05-27 Idő: 20:00:00
The Truth About AIDS 20 May 15
Former UK Health Secretary Norman Fowler continues his investigation into what works and what does not when it comes to reducing the rate of HIV/Aids. He travels first to Russia where the infection rate is still rising, mainly among drug addicts. He finds tough drug abstinence programmes in place rather than needle exchanges and the use of methadone, policies which have been applied effectively elsewhere. And, he hears testimony of the stigma and suffering endured by Russian homosexuals. He journeys on to Sydney in Australia, where he finds some of the most effective public health programmes in place – including the decriminalisation and regulation of sex work.
Dátum: 2015-05-20 Idő: 20:00:00
The Truth About AIDS 13 May 15
What works - and what doesn't - when it comes to tackling HIV/AIDS? Lord Fowler was the UK Health Secretary when the HIV virus started to spread across the world. 30 years on, he travels across the globe to examine a set of simple but effective policies which can keep people safe and healthy - and to inquire why they still meet fierce resistance in some parts of the world.
Dátum: 2015-05-13 Idő: 20:00:00
The Truth About AIDS
AIDS Expert Dr Tony Fauci looks back at the scientific breakthroughs that have transformed HIV/AIDS from a death sentence to a disease that can now be treated and prevented. Archive clip from ‘How to Survive a Plague’ curtesy of Dartmouth Films & Public Square Films.
Dátum: 2015-05-06 Idő: 20:05:00
Global surgery; Brain surgeon Henry Marsh's memoir; Knitting heart valves
Two thirds of global population don’t have access to safe surgery; neurosurgeon Henry Marsh on his memoir, Do No Harm; Aymara women knitting heart valves in Bolivia
Dátum: 2015-04-29 Idő: 20:01:00
Drug resistant malaria; drama therapy; rabies
Artemisinin resistant malaria in Africa, Madness Hotel perform Shakespeare in Rio, global impact of rabies
Dátum: 2015-04-22 Idő: 20:00:00
Einstein’s brain; rare diseases; face masks
Einstein’s brain; parents leading research into their children’s rare diseases; face masks against infection
Dátum: 2015-04-15 Idő: 20:00:00
Science comes head to head with sport as evidence grows about the vulnerability of our brains to the blows, knocks and shocks of our favourite games. Claudia Hammond investigates.
Dátum: 2015-04-08 Idő: 12:45:00
Online breast milk; De-addition clinic India; Sex by Numbers
Buying breast milk online; India’s first internet de-addiction clinic; The statistics behind sex.
Dátum: 2015-04-01 Idő: 20:00:00
Ebola 1 year on, Icelandic DNA; brain training for eyesight, TB in children
One year on, those at the forefront of fighting ebola warn of the danger until cases are at zero. Braintraining to improve our eyesight. The human genome in Iceland. finding hidden cases of Tuberculosis.
Dátum: 2015-03-25 Idő: 20:30:00