There is a higher number of poor people in eight Indian states than in 26 of the poorest African countries, according to the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), which was developed by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative with support from the U.N., the BBC reports (7/13).
African Union (AU) summit delegates have started arriving in Uganda for a series of meetings ahead of the 15th AU Summit, which takes place July 19-27 in the capital of Kampala, the New Vision reports (Musoke, 7/14).
Heads of state from the African Union (AU) started a three-day meeting in Kampala, Uganda, on Sunday as part of the 15th AU Summit, People’s Daily Online reports.
“The national strategy for combatting HIV and AIDS the Obama administration released Tuesday credits the Bush-era international campaign against AIDS for setting clear targets and ensuring a variety of agencies and groups worked together smoothly to achieve them,” the Associated Press writes in a piece that examines how PEPFAR served to inform the national strategy.
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More Than Half Of Russian Prisoners Ill, Many With HIV, TB “Almost half of inmates in Russia’s notorious prison system are ill, many infected with HIV or with tuberculosis, the country’s Federal Prison Service said late Tuesday,” Reuters reports. Out of 846,000 prisoners, 55,000 are infected with HIV and 40,000…
The WHO’s recent prequalification approval of a low-cost meningitis vaccine could “help prevent epidemics in Africa for the first time, revolutionizing how doctors fight outbreaks of the deadly disease,” the Associated Press reports.
American Abroad Media examines how religious groups and leaders are dealing with public health issues in Africa. The program consists of five segments.
Some of the malaria drugs given to Africa by international donors are “being stolen and resold on commercial markets,” according to a study to be released Thursday in the journal Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine, the Associated Press reports.
More than 200 agricultural experts from around the world are meeting in Windhoek, Namibia, for the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network’s (FANRPAN) regional conference, New Era/allAfrica.com reports (Sasman, 8/31).
WHO Proposes Creation Of African Public Health Emergency Fund, Strategy To Reduce Alcohol Use In Africa
During the 60th session of the Africa Committee of the WHO on Monday, Luis Sambo, regional director of the WHO for Africa, proposed the creation of a public health emergency fund to provide financial support to African countries in emergency situations, Agencia AngolaPress reports (8/30).