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G8 Sets 2025 Goal For Dementia Cure; U.K. To Double Funding For Dementia Research

“The developed world has committed itself to a scientific and social onslaught on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia at the G8 Dementia Summit in London,” the Financial Times reports (Cookson, 12/11). “Leading countries set a goal of finding a cure or effective treatment for dementia by 2025 on…

Dybul Says Partnership Replacing Paternalism In Global Health

“Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund, said the paternalism overshadowing relations between rich countries and poor in global health is giving way to an era of partnership that owes much to the vision of Nelson Mandela,” the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria states in a…

Somali National AIDS Commission Participates In International AIDS Meeting

VOA News: Somalia Showcases Achievements in HIV/AIDS Awareness “For the first time ever, the Somali National AIDS Commission participated in the 17th International Conference on AIDS in Cape Town, South Africa, last month. With over 7,000 leading scientists, policymakers, government leaders, and people living with HIV/AID in attendance, Somalia was…

News Outlets Report On Global Health-Related Events At World Economic Forum

News outlets summarize recent activity taking place at and on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. U.N. News Centre: At Davos Forum, Ban seeks business help to fight gender inequality, climate change, hunger “In a whirlwind of events at the World Economic Forum in Davos today…

World Leaders Need To Invest In New TB Treatment, Prevention Methods

Huffington Post: Davos: An Age-old Resort to Cure ‘Bad Breath’ Kari Stoever, vice president of external affairs at Aeras “…[A]s world leaders gather in Davos this week for the World Economic Forum, recent news raises the possibility of a return to a sanatorium era, where we have no effective treatment…

Crises In South Sudan, CAR May Overshadow African Union Summit

Deutsche Welle: Current crises overshadow African Union summit “…The main theme of the annual meeting of African heads of state and government was to have been ‘agriculture and food security.’ But once again it is the continent’s crises, such as the one in South Sudan, that will dominate the agenda…”…

Gates, Summers Present ‘Global Health 2035′ Initiative

New York Times “Deal Book”: Gates and Summers Push Global Health Drive as Moral Imperative “Pouring money into improving health care in developing countries is a profound moral mission, according to Bill Gates and Lawrence H. Summers — and huge achievements are well in reach. The two men teamed up…

Deutsche Welle Examines Africa’s Plan To Fight Hunger With Genetically Modified Crops

Deutsche Welle: Can genetically modified crops end hunger in Africa? “The U.N. estimates that 223 million people in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from malnutrition. … At an African Agriculture Conference in 2012, 24 African countries agreed to allow the use of genetically modified (GM) crops. But so far, commercial use of…

Asia Emphasizes Need For ‘Meaningful Youth Participation’ In Reproductive Health

Xinhua: Asia needs to invest in youth’s reproductive health “Investing in the youth’s sexual and reproductive health is the key to stemming some of developing Asia’s major health challenges [such as] increasing HIV infections and maternal deaths. … This is the consensus among the over 3,000 participants in 7th Asia…