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Global Health Governance Posts New Articles To Summer 2013 Archive

Global Health Governance posted several new articles in its Summer 2013 Archive on Tuesday. The archive includes articles on setting global and national agendas for universal health coverage; no-cost maternal care in sub-Saharan Africa; medicine and health supply distribution in Uganda; China’s role in global health diplomacy; the WHO’s leadership role…

Journal Article Examines Migration And Disease Spread

In the Fall issue of the World Policy Journal, journalist Amy Lieberman examines migration and disease spread. “With today’s large-scale movement of vast populations, disease spreads quickly, and it is increasingly urgent for governments to claim responsibility for a threat that is not contained within their borders,” she writes, adding,…

World Vision Report Examines Health Inequality For Children

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog examines the World Vision report (.pdf) titled “The Killer Gap: A Global Index of Health Inequality For Children,” which examines “the gap between those who have and don’t have access to health” information, education, treatment and care. According to the blog,…

Health Care Workers, Patients In Syria Need Protection

Despite the diminishing threat of a U.S. military strike on Syria and a plan to remove chemical weapons from the country, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “still poses a significant risk to civilians, doctors, the injured and those seeking medical attention, largely in areas lost to the regime’s control,” Saleyha Ahsan,…

Annual UNAIDS Report Details Progress, Challenges In Global HIV/AIDS Response

The number of new HIV infections “and the number of AIDS-related deaths have been dramatically reduced [worldwide], thanks to expanding access to treatment, the United Nations said in a report issued on Monday,” Reuters reports (9/23). “Worldwide, 2.3 million people were newly infected with the AIDS-causing virus last year, compared…

Report Examines Contraceptive Access, Abortion In Uganda

“Uganda has one of the world’s highest unmet needs for contraception, leading almost 300,000 women to seek backstreet abortions each year — with many dying as a result, the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) said in a new report released on Wednesday,” Thomson Reuters Foundation reports. “At the root of…

UNAIDS Reports Improved Access To ARVs Helping More People With HIV Live Longer

“On Wednesday, in the run-up to World Aids Day on December 1, UNAIDS said an estimated 35.3 million people worldwide were living with HIV last year, a slight increase on previous years but a reflection of the higher number of people receiving antiretroviral (ARVs) drugs,” The Guardian reports. “Record numbers…

Militants Kidnap 11 Pakistani Teachers Involved In Polio Vaccination Campaign

“Militants kidnapped 11 Pakistani teachers involved in a polio vaccination campaign for school children on Saturday, officials said, the latest in a string of attacks on health workers trying to eradicate the deadly disease,” Reuters reports (Ahmad, 11/23). “Authorities said the workers were kidnapped on Thursday from the Bara area…

Indian Health Activists Take Legal Action To Stop Patenting Of Gilead Hepatitis C Drug

“Indian health activists are seeking to prevent Gilead from patenting its new treatment for Hepatitis C in the country in a fresh battle over affordable access to medicine,” the Financial Times reports. “The Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge in India said it had filed a ‘pre-grant’ application in Calcutta…

MSF Film Series Shows Group’s Strategies For Community-Based HIV/AIDS Care

On Monday, Médecins Sans Frontières “launche[d] a film series titled See What We See to counterbalance rhetoric presenting progress as all-pervasive and the fight against HIV/AIDS as almost won,” an MSF press release states. “The See What We See films reveal what MSF medical staff witness and also highlight proven…