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…
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…
SciDev.Net examines the use of rapid diagnostic test (RDT) kits to identify malaria cases.
Opinion: DDT and Malaria, Malnutrition, Religious Institutions To Fight Malaria, U.N. Needs Focus on Gender Equality
DDT De-emphasis is ‘Victory For Politics Over Public Health’ The WHO’s recent decision to “quietly” go back on its 2006Â endorsement ofÂ the widespread use of the insecticide DDT for malaria control is a “victory for politics over public health, and millions of the world’s poor will suffer as a result,” according…