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Obama Pledges $73M To Zimbabwe

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.

Recipients Of HIV/AIDS Programs Aid Expected To Feel Crunch Of Global Economic Crisis

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.

Wall Street Journal Examines Program To Spur Vaccine Development For Developing World Diseases

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.”

National Survey Looks At HIV/AIDS In South Africa

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.

Also In Global Health News: HIV/AIDS Successes In Latin America, Caribbean; Nepalese Women’s Health; Drinking Water In Cameroon; Indonesian IDUs

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…