Global Post examines the quest for an effective vaccine to fight malaria. According to Global Post, “epidemiologists are pinning their hopes on a malaria vaccine” because “[k]illing mosquitoes, or avoiding bites, is an imprecise solution to malaria.”
The AP/Washington Post examines attempts to create a live vaccine and mutant mosquitoes to fight malaria.
Also In Global Health News: Sidib Interview; Drug-Resistant Malaria; U.S. Polio Initiative; Health Spending In Africa; Cholera In Zimbabwe
Miami Herald Interviews UNAIDS Executive Director Michel SidibÃ© The Miami Herald featured excerpts from a recent interview with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel SidibÃ©. SidibÃ©’s interview included comments on the increase of access to antiretrovirals in Latin America and the Caribbean; overcoming discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS; and the potential…
Also in Global Health News: U.N. Asks For IDP Aid; Gates On Polio & HIV/AIDS Vaccine; AIDS Cases Triple In Indonesia; Drugs In Kenya, Uganda & Liberia
U.N. Agencies, NGOs Appeal For $37M For IDPs In Pakistan The WHO, UNICEF, the U.N. Population Fund and 19 NGOs have appealed for $37 million to provide “life-saving healthcare” for more than three million internally displaced people currently residing in temporary camps in northwest Pakistan, the International News reports. The…
Universal Access To Malaria Drugs, Prevention by 2013 Will Lead To Eradication, Nigerian Government Says
The Nigerian government believes that by 2013 malaria will cease to be a major public health problem in the country because families will have universal access to prevention and treatment, which will ultimately lead to malaria eradication in Nigeria, according to a document prepared by the National Malaria Control Program of the Federal Ministry of Health in Abuja, Nigeria, Xinhua reports.
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.
Zambian ministers on Thursday said the Netherlands and Sweden have frozen $33 million in aid that is used for HIV/AIDS and other health programs in response to allegations that senior health ministry officials stole $2 million, Reuters reports.
Recent Releases in Global Health: Worldwide Sexual Health and Malaria Efforts, International Media Coverage of H1N1 Flu; WHO Health Stats
PLoS MedicineÂ Editorial Discusses Worldwide Sexual Health Policy Efforts Policy efforts to promote sexual health worldwide must be systematically integrated and tailored to individual at risk groups in order to effectively reduce the high morbidity and mortality from sexually transmitted infections, according to a PLoS Medicine editorial. Lawmakers and religious leaders…
Scientists on Tuesday kicked off a Phase III clinical trial of a malaria vaccine â€“ the final stage in pre-approval testing â€“ in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, Nature News reports.
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 WednesdayÂ announced a three-dayÂ nationwideÂ anti-polio vaccination campaign targeting theÂ children ofÂ internally displaced persons (IDPs)Â camps, theÂ News InternationalÂ reports. The announcment was made at a UNICEF-sponsored ceremony held at a Peshawar schoolÂ (Mahmood, News International, 5/28). Altaf Bosan, who leads the expanded immunization program,Â said that targeting…