Also In Global Health News: Malawi HIV/AIDS Fight; Cancer In Developing World
Malawi Gets $30M World Bank Grant For HIV/AIDS
Tim Gilbo, the World Bank’sÂ directorÂ in Malawi,Â announced on Tuesday that theÂ organization will grant the countryÂ $30 million, which will be usedÂ to “increase access to prevention, treatment and mitigation services with a focus on behavioural change,”Â SAPA/News24.com reports.Â Gilbo also said the countryÂ should “identify and promote those programmes that are working and drop or redesign those that are not bearing any fruits.”Â UNAIDS Malawi coordinator DesmondÂ Johns said HIV/AIDS is “arguably the single consistent threat in overall development” for Malawi (9/22).
Report Warns Of Developing World Cancer ‘Tsunami’
Reuters examines the burden of cancer in developing countries, which receive “only about 5 percent of global resources for cancer,” despite comprising “60 percent of last year’s 7.6 million cancer deaths,” experts say.Â A report on cancer, released as experts on the disease are meeting in Berlin, says cancer kills more people in developing countriesÂ “than tuberculosis, malaria and AIDS combined and a ‘tsunami’ of the disease threatens to overwhelm the nations worst equipped to cope” (Kelland, 9/22).