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India Must Mobilize Resources To Fully Implement National Strategic Plan For TB Elimination

Devex: Opinion: In India, eliminating tuberculosis isn’t just a health issue — it’s an economic one Madhukar Pai, Canada research chair in epidemiology and global health at McGill University, Montreal, director of McGill Global Health Programs, and associate director of the McGill International TB Centre; Jorge Coarasa, senior economist with…

Gains In Development Indicators Improved Significantly Since 1990 But Progress Uneven, U.N. Report Shows

U.N. News Centre: Despite progress, world’s most marginalized still left behind — U.N. development report “A flagship United Nations report launched [Tuesday] finds that although the average human development improved significantly since 1990, progress is uneven, with systemic discrimination against women, indigenous peoples, and ethnic minorities. The latest Human Development…

Birth Spacing, Family Planning Counseling Integral To Achieving FP2020’s Goals

STAT: Birth spacing, and the information and tools to do it, can save women’s and children’s lives Monica Kerrigan, vice president of innovations at Jhpiego “…Access to family planning is one of the most cost-effective investments a country can make in its future. … In most countries, counseling about birth…

Ebola Survivors Face Physical, Mental Health Issues, Lack Access To Health Care, NGO Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Three years after Ebola outbreak declared in Guinea, survivors still suffer — charity “Three years after the world’s worst recorded Ebola outbreak was first declared in Guinea, hundreds of survivors who suffer from physical and mental health problems are struggling to access care, a medical charity said…

Venezuela’s Economic Crisis Leading To HIV Drug Shortages

The Lancet: Venezuela’s economic crisis hampers HIV/AIDS treatment “Amid an ongoing economic crisis, Venezuela is experiencing shortages of several HIV drugs, including those to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus…” (Daniels, 3/18).

PEPFAR, Global Fund, South Africa Must Diversify Antiretroviral Drug Suppliers

Financial Times: HIV/AIDS drugs for developing world face threat of disruption Brian Elliott, chief executive of Procela Consultants “…Fifteen generic manufacturers supply more than 95 percent of [antiretroviral drugs (ARVs)] to [low- to middle-income countries (LMICs)], of which four supply the bulk — 83 percent. … Reliance on so few…

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