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Catholic Church Faces Challenges In Continuing HIV/AIDS Treatment Programs In Africa

Christian Science Monitor: In Africa’s battle against AIDS, a key player hits a crossroads “The Catholic Church administers 25 percent of all AIDS treatment worldwide, especially in hard-to-reach rural areas. But it’s facing new obstacles as funding declines and African governments are under pressure to provide services themselves…” (Brown, 4/21).

Upcoming Series To Examine Global Disease Outbreak Preparedness

GlobalPost: Placing a dollar figure on health, following Ebola Caelainn Hogan, GroundTruth fellow “…I was in Washington for the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s annual Spring Meetings, a marathon of talks centered on developments in global finance with experts and heads of state from around the world. This year,…

Climate Change Requires More R&D Into Neglected Infectious Diseases

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Could climate change lead to chikungunya? Examining the link between climate change and health Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, discusses the relationship between climate change and infectious diseases, writing, “Mitigating the risk of climate change will require investment in research and development for neglected,…

Continued Investment Necessary To Control, Eliminate Malaria, U.N. Officials Say Ahead Of World Malaria Day

U.N. News Centre: Ahead of World Malaria Day, U.N. officials urge continued investment in fight against the disease “Although more investment and stronger coordination have helped the international community make significant inroads in the global fight against malaria, continued investment for malaria control and elimination targets remains essential for a…

Commitment To Meeting Malaria MDG Must Continue In Post-2015 Development Era

Inter Press Service: Realizing Unfinished Business of MDGs: A Call for Greater Action and Investment for Malaria Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, executive director of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership “…[Malaria] gains are fragile and their impact unevenly distributed. As we shift gears — from the Millennium Development Goals to the broader…

USAID Announces New Approach To Purchasing, Distributing Medicines, Supplies

USAID: New Global Health Approach to Reach Millions More People with Lifesaving Medicines “The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today a new approach to purchasing and distributing life-saving medicine and health supplies. USAID will use data analytics and innovative tools to drive-down the price of medicines and increase…

USAID To Provide $126M To Help Rebuild Ebola-Stricken West African Health Systems

USAID: USAID Announces $126 Million to Rebuild Life-Saving Health Services in Ebola-Affected Countries “U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Associate Administrator Mark Feierstein announced plans to spend $126 million to help rebuild West African health systems impacted by the Ebola outbreak at the Global Citizen Concert on the National Mall.…

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