Sunday, 17 February 2008

Impact on HIV and AIDS in aftermath of violence in Kenya

The UN has issued an urgent press release. UNAIDS is concerned about effects of violence in Kenya on people living with HIV and potential risk of new HIV infections Recent violence in Kenya could pose setbacks to AIDS response.

ICROSS is reaching thousands of AIDS patients and hundreds of TB patients in desperate need.

"Immediate concerns are for people following antiretroviral treatment regimens, particularly those who have been displaced by the violence or who have not been able to access treatment. There are also concerns that the displacement and violence (including sexual and gender-based violence) has made people more vulnerable to the risk of HIV infection."

ICROSS teams are reaching many people burnt out, with help from Rotary Karen, Consolata Fathers, Colleagues in Italy and India we are sending relief into crisis areas. Emergency assistance has also come from support groups in London and from Kenyans.

However "Although concerted efforts have been made by the Kenyan authorities and partners to minimize disruption in people accessing antiretroviral treatment and other essential HIV services, we are still very concerned," said Dr Erasmus Morah, UNAIDS CountryCoordinator in Kenya.
The UNAIDS statement said "One of the main concerns over prolonged disruption to antiretroviral treatment and anti-TB treatment is the potential development of resistance to the drugs. There is an urgent need to assess the extent of treatment disruption and adequacy of the current response"

ICROSS is launching a needs analysis in all its HIV AIDS operational areas in response to this statement. UNAIDS also said "There are also reports of high levels of sexual and gender-based violence, and that disruption to social and family networks has forced some women and children to engage in commercial and transactional sex in exchange for shelter, food or protection".

Our teams have reported widespread abuse and injury and with thousands of homes destroyed there is urgent need of immediate response.

LATEST ON KENYA CRISIS

PhotobucketThe current crisis in Kenya has displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Thousands of homes have been destroyed and livelihoods lost. ICROSS has projects in three crisis areas.

During last weeks violence ICROSS closed its office in Nakuru withdrawing teams from Nakuru town in the wake of the riots that resulted in hundreds fleeing their homes and sections of the city were set on fire. The Nakuru office has reopened and all health teams, project staff and medical teams are at work.

We are trying to reach as many displaced people as possible including hundreds of children in need of help. Patients, those caring for them and their children are experiencing fear and distress, One little girl was reunited with her sick mother. She had been lost for three days and told how a mob set fire to her small hut, they lost everything inside and everyone kept running until they got to the forest. " It was dark and we thought we would be killed, I don't know why they don't like us, we did nothing wrong to them" she said. She was one of many children who are at risk and vulnerable.

International Director Dr. Michael Elmore-Meegan said today in Nakuru "ICROSS will continue to stay in the villages and provide whatever practical help and support as we can. We need any help and support we can get."

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Tuesday, 12 February 2008

KENYA CRISIS APPEAL

I WAS JUST SENT THIS FROM KENYA.

ICROSS is working closely with the Ministry of health and communities
in the midst of the current crisis in Kenya. With hundreds dead,
hundreds of thousands displaced and homeless there are immediate needs
that must be met today. While NGOs, local communities and villages
are doing everything they can the scale of the crisis is difficult to
manage without more support. Children are unable to go to school,
there is no shelter for many and a lot of families who have lost their
homes have also lost the little they possess. Together with the
communities we work with we are identifying those most vulnerable
including the old and sick. We are working to help families return to
a normal life responding to immediate needs in the communities we
serve. All ICROSS projects are fully operational .Our teams are
members of local communities and home visits to patients and the
terminally ill continued throughout the riots and violence. All ICROSS
staff remained at their posts throughout the violence and will
continue to work. There is great heroism and compassion in every
corner of every slum, many people doing wonderful things. There is
fear and with so many small businesses destroyed and homes burnt there
is a lot to do. The Kenyan people have endured so much recently and
with our help can rebuild. ICROSS has for 27 years been working with
communities to ensure a better tomorrow. We need your help today to
help in this immediate need and to continue the long term programmes
that remain the centre of our work.


--
Dr Michael Meegan
D.Med. HC NUI FRAMI
Founder, International Director ICROSS
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Consultant International Health
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CIRCUS

THIS WEEK WAS RATHER FUN, THE MUSIC WAS GREAT AND EVERYONE WAS OUT TO PLAY. ITS THE COOLEST CLUB IN TOWN. IF YOU DONT MAKE AN EFFORT WITHT THE WAY YOU DRESS YOU WONT BE COMING IN FROM NOW ON, IM FED UP OF SEEING GENERIC PEOPLE. "VILE!" AS PHILIP SALON WOULD SAY! PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketTHANKS MISS AKIMBO.PhotobucketREMINDES ME OF ANTISOCIAL.... PhotobucketMISS SWAN AND KENTARO CARRYING MY BAGS. PhotobucketYOU SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND! PhotobucketBILL AND BENPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketALEXISPhotobucketDONT KNOW WHO HE IS BUT I LIKED HIS LOOKPhotobucketCOVER GIRLS!PhotobucketDITA DOES HER PARTY TRICKSPhotobucketAKIMBOPhotobucketOLIVER ROTHSCHILD & MELPhotobucketPhotobucketMATTY GOING FOR THE DIRTY LOOKPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketDAVID NEONPhotobucketCHEQUIPhotobucketMIKA AND MALCOLMPhotobucket...

Saturday, 2 February 2008

CIRCUS THIS WEEK WAS MAJOR

THE GORGEOUS SOPHIE ELLIS BEXTOR PLAYED SOME GREAT TUNES, EVERYONE AS MUCH AS I COULD SEE (LITERALY) WERE HAVING FUN, I THINK CIRCUS IS THE COOLEST PLACE IN TOWN. DRESSED UP BLUB KIDS, FABULOUS SWEETY DARLINGS, HOT BOYS, HOT GIRLS, BIG FASHION NAMES, POLE DANCERS, CELEBS, GREAT DJS, DRAG QUEENS, TRANNYS, RICH MEN, ECCENTRIC OLD LADYS, SOME OF THE ORIGINAL BLITZ KIDS, IT GIRLS/BOYS.... WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR!?!?!?! PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
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PhotobucketHAHA I FELT I HAD TO WEAR MY PIG MASK, WHAT BETTER WAY THAN AN EXTREEMIST

Friday, 1 February 2008

FEW TESTS I DID THE LAST FEW WEEKS


THESE ARE IMAGES OF A VERY TALENTED YOUNG ACTOR/DANCER, JAMIE.
www.myspace.com/jam_dis HE IS DROP DEAD GORGEOUS ISNT HE!




THIS GUYS BEEN CALLED THE MALE AGNESS DEYN. JAMES IS AT MODELS 1



PETTER IS AT D1, LOVELY GUY, PLEASURE TO SHOOT.