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Opinion: Childhood Deaths; World Bank Health Programs; World Economic Impact on Africa

‘Committed’ U.S. Leadership Can Help Prevent Millions of Childhood Deaths in Developing Countries Every day, thousands of children in developing countries die from pneumonia, diarrhea and other preventable diseases, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and Save the Children’s Survive to 5 campaign chair William Frist writes in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution…

Also in Global Health News: Pakistan Polio Vaccine Effort; New GHC President; Tanzania Expanding RDTs; HIV/AIDS Vaccine Trial; Thailand HIV Effort

Pakistan Launches Polio Vaccine Effort Pakistani health officials on Wednesday announced a three-day nationwide anti-polio vaccination campaign targeting the children of internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps, the  News International  reports. The announcment was made at a UNICEF-sponsored ceremony held at a Peshawar school (Mahmood, News International, 5/28). Altaf Bosan, who leads the expanded immunization program, said that targeting…

Advocates at Kenya Conference Explore New Strategies To Combat HIV/AIDS in Africa

Nearly 30 years after the emergence of HIV/AIDS, the global health community must develop new strategies to curb the spread of the disease in sub-Saharan Africa, some experts said Tuesday ahead of the Global Citizens Summit for Social Mobilization to End AIDS in Nairobi, Kenya, AFP/ reports.

Also in Global Health News: Central America Malaria, Dengue Project; Bush Receives Recognition for PEPFAR; Nepal Neonatal Deaths; Malaria in Mumbai

Spain , Gates Foundation Exploring Project To Fight Dengue, Malaria in Central America Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and Bill Gates agreed on Tuesday to explore the possibility of a Central American malaria and dengue fever elimination effort, which would be coordinated by Mexico and Spain, the Latin…

Meeting Addresses MTCT of HIV in Africa

Health officials recently held a regional consultation in Kenya to examine mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT) services and pediatric HIV/AIDS care in nine Eastern and Southern African countries, IRIN/PlusNews reports.

Also In Global Health News: Counterfeit Drugs; Polio in Ghana, Liberia; Deworming and HIV

Counterfeit Drugs Increasing Problem in Underdeveloped Countries, Report Finds Counterfeit and substandard drugs are becoming an increasing problem in underdeveloped countries, according to a new report (pdf) released by the International Policy Network, Public Agenda/ reports. The report — sponsored by IMANI Center for Policy & Education — finds that…

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