The U.N. Human Rights Council adopted a “landmark resolution” acknowledging that “preventable maternal mortality and morbidity” is a human rights issue and that national and international efforts to protect women worldwide should be scaled up, the Hudson Valley Press Online 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…
Also In Global Health News: HIV Aid For Vietnam; Gates To Meet With WHO; Women’s Health In Philippines; Zambian Health Workers; HIV In Ghana
U.K. Pledges $30M To Vietnam HIV/AIDS Efforts The U.K.’s Department for International Development announced Friday that it will administer $30 million through 2012 to help Vietnam reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS, Thanh Nien reports. The funds â€“ which “will be pooled with $33 million from the World Bank to form…
A recent study found developing countries affected by war receive less money for reproductive health than other developing nations, despite having acute needs, Reuters reports.
The Times of Zambia/allAfrica.com examines abortion in Zambia and efforts to reduce maternal mortality.
According to a report released Tuesday by Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF), “Zimbabweans continue to cross the border [into South Africa] every day, legally and illegally, in massive numbers as a matter of survival,” AFP/Google.com reports.
Focusing on Tanzania, the New York Times examines maternal mortality and abortion access in Africa.
Michelle Obama Can Highlight ‘Disproportionate Impact’ of HIV/AIDS on Women, Girls During Africa Visit When first lady Michelle Obama travels to Ghana with the President in July she has the opportunity to shine a spotlight on the “disproportionate impact of AIDS on women and girls” worldwide, in turn helping to…
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…