Black Star News examines how the “raging global financial crisis is now forcing most African countries” to cut their budgets, including spending on health programs.
Progress Seen In Some African HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment Programs, U.N. Special Envoy Says At World Economic Forum On Africa
Several African countries have successfully scaled up their HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs, U.N. Special Envoy for HIV and AIDS in Africa Elizabeth Mataka said during a media briefing at the World Economic Forum on Africa being held in Cape Town, South Africa, the ZANIS/Lusaka Times reports.
The Wall Street Journal examines a $1.5 billion program supported by Italy, the U.K., Canada, Russia, Norway and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that hopes “to encourage pharmaceutical companies to develop vaccines for diseases common to poor countries,” which is expected to be announced Friday “on the sidelines of a meeting of top finance officials from the Group of Eight major industrial powers.”
Also In Global Health News: Major Gatherings In Seattle; HIV In Mozambique; Zambia Maternal And Infant Mortality
Numerous Global Health Events In Seattle This Week Four “major health gatherings” will be held in Seattle this week, the Seattle Times’ “Business of Giving” blog reports. The Health 8 â€“ which consists of seven global bodies, including the WHO, UNICEF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation â€“ along…
The pharmaceutical company Tibotec said it will join with the non-profit Global Alliance for Tuberculosis Development (TB Alliance) to speed up the development of the experimental TB drug TMC207, Health-e/IOL reports.
Also In Global Health News: HIV/AIDS Visa Laws; Pakistan Polio Campaign; Cigarette Taxes In China; Clean Water In Uganda
New York Times Examines Visa Laws Effects On People Living With HIV/AIDS The New York Times examines a recent report by the advocacy group Human Rights Watch that says visa restrictions for people living with HIV/AIDS have been shown to jeopardize their health. “About a third of the worldâ€™s countries…
IRIN examines a recent article in the journal Lancet that argues PEPFAR can do more to prevent the spread of HIV among injecting drug users (IDUs) in Africa.
The New York Times examines a program being offered at an orphanage in Tanzania that provides emotional and physical support for newborns and young children who are at a high risk of death after losing their mothers in infancy.
Michel Sidibe, the executive director of UNAIDS, voiced concerns that wealthy nations who previously pledged to help Africa stop the spread of HIV/AIDS during the G8 summit four years ago, might instead use funds to bolster their own ailing economies, Reuters reports.
IRIN examines how government officials and HIV/AIDS advocates in Zimbabwe are responding to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s decision to channel funds through the UNDP rather than the government-operated National AIDS Council.