The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Thursday said food prices remain high in many developing countries because of reduced harvests, civil conflict and other factors, AP/Google.com reports.
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Daily Monitor Reports On Success, Expansion Of Pilot Study Using Health Text MessagesÂ The Daily Monitor reviews the success of the recent 10-day “Texting4Health” pilot study in Uganda that used cell phones to “gauge the basic health knowledge” of subscribers to the MTN network. According to the newspaper, the study,…
IRIN examines a Health Affairs report that found “one in four families living in the world’s poorest countries borrows money or sells assets in order to afford health care.”
GlaxoSmithKline Pledges $97M Investment In AIDS Drugs For Africa, Allows South African Drugmaker To Produce Generic Second-Line Treatment
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on Tuesday announced plans to invest $97 million over 10 years “to improve research, development and access to AIDS drugs in Africa,” Reuters reports.
Obama’s Policy Could Make U.S.-Africa Relations ‘Flower’ Although critics have said that President Obama’s speech in Ghana “sounded a familiar refrain” echoing “the same message about good governanceâ€¦ from presidents Clinton and George W. Bush”Â and “[n]o new programs or initiatives” for the continent,Â ”just because the message is old doesn’t mean…
“Saying the new H1N1 [swine flu] virus is ‘unstoppable’, the WHO gave drug makers a full go-ahead to manufacture vaccines against the pandemic influenza strain on Monday and said healthcare workers should be the first to get one,” Reuters reports (Fox, 7/14). This, as “Britain, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, the Philippines…
G8 and leaders from Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and the African Union on Friday announced an agreement to strengthen their partnership to improve access to water in Africa, Ennahar Online reports.
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Near Drought In India Is ‘Matter Of Concern’ The Observer examines the water shortage in India. “India’s vast farming economy is on the verge of crisis. The lack of rain has hit northern areas most, but even in Mumbai, which has experienced heavy rainfall and flooding, authorities were forced to…
During his visit to Ghana over the weekend, President Obama praised the country for its achievements while calling on African leaders to take responsibility for the future of the continent, CNN reports.
VOA News reports that fake pharmaceuticals pose a greater risk to stability and human security in West Africa than illegal drug trafficking, according to U.N. Office Against Drugs and Crime report.