Impacting Lives

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Being Positive: UNDP and the Global Fund Help Restore Hope for People Living with HIV

Dedicated drop-in centers (DICs), reference labs, positive clubs and voluntary counseling & testing sites supported by the Global Fund project form a closely knit network aimed at providing integrated care to HIV+ patients and their families. Niloofar was referred to the Kermanshah Positive Club more

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Helping Iran breathe life into the parched plains of Hossein Abad

In April of 2005, Prahbu Budhathoki, a technical advisor for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), stepped out of the plane that brought him to Hossein Abad, 100km away from the urban center of Birjand, in Iran’s South Khorasan province. All he could see around him was a vast stretch of b more

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Lost Paradise, No Longer “Lost" ; Conservation of Biodiversity in Zagros

Passing through the vast fields that sleep silently on the foothills of Zagros sierras, lie the intoxicating grape gardens that stretch into the forests of almond, oak and wild pistachio trees; all coming together to realize a mesmerizing scenery of a valuable natural ecotone in Tangeh Bostanak Prot more

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Sustainable Agriculture Around Lake Parishan

“Less water, more yields!” exclaims Mohammad Sharifi Moghaddam, a wetlands conservation project consultant and instructor for the sustainable agriculture initiative around Lake Parishan near the main South Western Iranian city of Shiraz.  Most families living in the villages surrounding the wet more

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Treating Tuberculosis in Gorgan

“I was so weak it became impossible to work,” sighs Nazar Ghorbani, a 53 yearold metal worker from Zabol living in the north-eastern Iranian city of Gorgan. Nazar has eight children to feed, the youngest of which is only three months old. Nazar’s fatigue and persistent cough led him to visit the loc more

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