Also In Global Health News: Ghana, Nigeria Global Fund Grants; CDC Director On Global Health Role; African Peacekeepers And HIV/AIDS

Guyana Receives $10M Grant From Global Fund

Stabroek News reports on the recent news that Guyana received a $10 million grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The “six-year programme aims at strengthening critical areas in the system such as Mental Health; the Nursing Programme; Management and Development Programme; Surveillance and Monitoring Programme and Management and Information systems,” the newspaper writes (10/23).

Nigeria Receives $285M In Global Fund Grants To Fight Malaria

“In its largest single malaria undertaking, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced Friday that Nigeria would receive grants worth $285 million over two years to distribute 30 million antimalarial bed nets,” the New York Times reports (Dugger, 10/23). “Programmes supported by the malaria grants will also provide 56 million quality malaria treatments via administration of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) for the next two years and support the introduction of Malaria Rapid Diagnostic tests,” PANA/Afrique en ligne reports (10/23).

CDC Director Seeks To Expand Agency’s Role In Global Health

Nature News features a Q&A with Tom Frieden, director of the CDC. During the interview, Frieden talks about goals for the agency, including the importance of increasing the agency’s focus on global health. “The CDC has more than 2,000 staff in some 50 countries,” Frieden said, adding “but we could have an even bigger impact in preventing illness and death around the world” (Maher, 10/22).

CBC Radio One Examines HIV/AIDS Policy To Soldiers

CBC Radio One’ Dispatches examines the U.N.’s policy towards soldiers and HIV/AIDS — “a controversial challenge” to the future of military peacekeeping, according to the piece, which documents a visit to the U.N. Mission in the African state of Liberia. A separate piece includes excerpts from a conference at the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Accra, Ghana (Pyke, 10/22). Pyke received a Kaiser Family Foundation Mini-Fellowship for these reports.

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