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U.S. Should Invest More In African AIDS Efforts

The Nation: The Campaign Against AIDS in Africa Is Saving Lives — So Why Isn’t the U.S. Investing More In It? James North, reporter for The Nation on Africa, Asia, and Latin America “…The campaign against AIDS in Africa has already set two world records. It is the most effective…

Blog Discusses Various Topics On HIV/AIDS

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog discusses articles on various topics regarding HIV/AIDS, including synopses on a UNAIDS letter addressing Russia’s drug policies; health promotion by sex workers in Bangladesh; Zambia’s HIV efforts; and Uganda’s anti-gay law (Barton, 5/2).

5M Children Projected To Face Acute Malnutrition In Sahel

Agence France-Presse: 5 million children in Africa’s Sahel face acute malnutrition “Aid operations need urgent funding in north Africa’s Sahel region where five million children face the prospect of acute malnutrition, U.N. humanitarian agency OCHA said…” (4/30).

New Software Tool Speeds Ebola Disease Detection

IIP Digital: New Software Tool Helps Track Exposures in Ebola Outbreak “African nations fighting outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever are getting help from U.S. disease detectives and a new software tool to quickly find people exposed to the deadly virus…” (4/30).

Southern Africa Makes Progress In HIV Care, But West, Central Africa Lagging

VOA News: MSF: West, Central Africa Lagging in HIV Care “Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says only 20 percent of people living with HIV in French-speaking west and central Africa are receiving the antiretroviral drug treatment they need. This is despite ‘enormous progress’ made in the fight against HIV/AIDS in southern…

South Africa Making Headway In Confronting HIV/AIDS Epidemic

The Lancet: South Africa’s battle against HIV/AIDS gains momentum “South Africa has come a long way in its war against HIV. In the 1990s, its attempts to stem the escalating death toll of the epidemic against a background of political and social unrest were often ineffectual or misguided. Today sees…

Individuals, Private Sector Should Donate More To Reduce Child Mortality

Huffington Post: The World’s 10 Deadliest Countries for Children and What You Can Do About It Nick Pearson, founder of 1% for Humanity Listing the top 10 countries with the highest child mortality levels as a percentage of their population, Pearson writes, “It can confidently be estimated that only a…

Survey Shows Widespread Support For Public Health Efforts In Africa

The Pew Research Global Attitudes Project blog reports on new survey data showing “[c]oncerns about public health are widespread in sub-Saharan Africa, and there is considerable support in the region for making public health challenges a top national priority. In particular, people want their governments to improve the quality of…

Global Health Research Initiative To Fund MCH Research In Africa

SciDev.Net: Fund to improve African maternal, child health launched “The Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI) plans to fund leading African and Canadian researchers to find solutions aimed at improving health systems for mothers and children in sub-Saharan Africa…” (Achia, 4/30).