After a recent trip to Africa, “to see firsthand the region’s fight against malaria,” Tachi Yamada, the president of the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes in a CNN opinion piece that a visit to a pediatric hospital ward in Zanzibar that did not have “a single patient” was the “single most memorable image of the trip.”
Reuters examines how floods, droughts and rising temperatures, thought to be caused by climate change, are compromising African farm lands and leading to health problems for already vulnerable populations â€“ a topic discussed at the “first pan-African climate hearings.”
Business Day examines efforts currently underway in Africa to bolster the continent’s ability to develop new drugs and diagnostics.
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World Bank To Face ‘Serious Constraints’ By Next Year Before the start of the annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund World Bank on Friday, World Bank President Robert Zoellick warned that the international lender expects to “face serious constraints” by the middle of next year unlessÂ developed…
Each year more than 1 million babies born prematurely â€“ before 37 weeks of development in the womb or within the first month of life â€“ the “March of Dimes said Sunday in the first comprehensive global report on premature births,” CNN reports.
News outlets continue to mine through the findings of the U.N.’s 2009 progress report on HIV and AIDS.
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U.S. Food Aid Declines, Despite Two-Year 53% Funding Increase Although U.S. food aid funding has increased by 53 percent over the last two years, a Government Accountability Office report on Wednesday said that during the same time period, the “amount of food delivered to address emergencies abroad fell 5 percent,”…
More than 4 million people living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries had access to life-saving antiretroviral therapy (ART) by the end of 2008, according to a report released Wednesday by the WHO, UNICEF and UNAIDS, the Associated Press reports.
By 2050, climate change could lead to decreased outputs of corn, rice and wheat across the developing world resulting in price increases and hunger, according to an International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) study, Bloomberg reports.
‘Microland’ Can Help Fight Poverty, Especially Among Women In a Forbes column, Elisabeth Eaves, deputy editor at Forbes, examines the concept of “‘microland:’ securing rights to small plots of land for the world’s poorest.” The plots not only “provid[e] shelter and a place to work, land confers the ability to…