African health ministers last week discussed their concerns about the health implications of climate change during the fifth African Union Conference of Ministers of Health (CAMH5)Â in Windhoek, Namibia, PANA/Afrique en ligne reports. The conference, which focused on climate change, ended on Friday. Â The ministers “called for a climate change…
In a message marking Monday’s World Malaria Day, Luis Gomes Sambo, WHO’s regional director for Africa, noted that this year signifies the end of the U.N. decade to roll back malaria and “offers an opportunity for renewed commitment” to fight the disease, the Angola Press reports (4/25).
Also In Global Health News: Foreign Policy Food Issue; Cash Transfer Program In Zimbabwe; Polio In Pakistan, Burma; African Nutrition Project
Foreign Policy Magazine Focuses on Food, Hunger Foreign Policy magazine’s May/June 2011 edition is titled “The Food Issue,” and features several articles on food- and hunger-related topics. Some of the headlines include: More Than 1 Billion People Are Hungry in the World, The New Geopolitics of Food, and How Food…
Will Health Ministers Come Up With A Solution For Smallpox Virus?: When health ministers gather for the World Health Assembly in May they will try to come up with a solution to “a dilemma that has dogged decision-makers for decadesÂ â€“ whether and when to destroy the last remaining stocks of…
China on Thursday released its first report on the country’s investment in foreign aid over the past few decades and its impact on developing countries, noting that “its rise as an aid donor is a good development at a time when the global financial crisis is straining most other countries’ spending,” the Associated Press/Washington Post reports.
The Associated Press on Wednesday published an article reporting that hundreds of millions of dollars of malaria medication had been stolen from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, but later issued a correction (4/20).
Also In Global Health News: Brazil Air Fee For UNITAID; East Africa Community And Agriculture; WFP Uses Social Media To Raise Funds; Cancer In Latin America, Caribbean; Calls For Transparency, Accountability
Brazil Senate Approves Air Travel Fee To Be Donated To UNITAID Brazil’s Senate on Tuesday approved a measure to allow the transfer of $1 million a year for 20 years to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), Xinhua/People’s Daily reports. Under the measure, air travelers leaving Brazil will…
Opinions: Eliminating TB; HIV Prevention Trial; Reducing Stillbirths; Foreign Aid, Global Stability; Safe Injection Sites
Now Is The Time For International Community To Rid World Of TB In a U.S. News & World Report opinion piece, African Health Ministers Aaron Motsoaledi of South Africa, Mphu Ramatlapeng of Lesotho, and Benedict Xaba of Swaziland call upon the international community to join with them in the fight…
MSF Calls On African Governments, WHO To Switch To Newer, More Expensive Treatment For Severe Malaria
Nearly 200,000 deaths from severe malaria could be averted if African governments replaced the low-cost antimalarial quinine with the more expensive but more effective drug artesunate, according to a report (.pdf) released Tuesday by Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Reuters reports (Kelland, 4/19).
Researchers To Wind Down HIV Prevention Trial In Women After Interim Results Find Drug Not Offering Protection From HIV
Researchers on Monday announced they were calling off a trial to test whether taking an oral HIV drug reduces the risk of HIV infection in women after interim analysis of the study showed women taking the medication were no less likely to become infected with HIV than those who were not taking the medicine, the Associated Press reports (4/18).