The Boston Globe examines the U.S. strategy towards global health aid.
Following talks with Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai at the White House Friday, President Barack Obama pledged $73 million in aid to the country, AFP/Google.com reports.
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.
At the 2009 HIV Implementers’ Meeting in Namibia Thursday, Paul DeLay, deputy executive director of UNAIDS, said the global economic crisis will impact countries who receive international aid for HIV/AIDS programs, so recipients of such aid should identify priorities for their programs, the China Post reports.
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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.”
According to the results of a national survey conducted in 2008 and released Tuesday, HIV prevalence among South Africans between the ages of 15 and 24 dropped from “a high of 10.3 percent in 2005 to 8.7 percent last year, with the decreases most marked among teenagers,” AFP/Google.com reports.
Women, Girls Priority In U.S. Efforts Against Global HIV/AIDS, Clinton Tells International Health Experts
In a video address to international HIV/AIDS experts gathered in Namibia for the 2009 HIV/AIDS Implementers Meeting Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton emphasized the Obama administration’s commitment to women and girls in the fight against HIV/AIDS, the AP/Washington Post reports.
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UNAIDS Executive Director Highlights Latin America, Caribbean Successes In Battle Against HIV/AIDS The CMC/Jamaica Observer examines recent comments made by UNAIDS Executive Director Michael Sidibe that Latin America and the Caribbean have made major strides in the fight against HIV/AIDS. “In the Caribbean and Latin America, governments and health system…
President Obama’s choice for the State Department’s global AIDS coordinator position, Eric Goosby, testified on Tuesday at a confirmation hearing with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, VOA News reports.