In an article in its “Building Resilience” series, IRIN examines the impact of HIV funding on health care systems in developing countries, writing, “Some have argued that the AIDS epidemic has helped generate an overall increase in health funding and mobilized an international push for more equitable health care access. But others…
Also in Global Health News: Polio Vaccines in Nigeria; Health Care in Indonesia; Circumcision To Prevent HIV/AIDS in Botswana
Nigeria Releases 57M Polio Vaccines, Aims To Increase Vaccine Coverage The Nigerian government recently released 57 million doses of the trivalent oral polio vaccine for a nationwide campaign that concluded on Sunday, Nigeria’s Guardian newspaper reports. Additional campaigns are scheduled for July, August and October (Muanya, Guardian, 5/28). The Guardian…
African Health Advocates Meet In Kenya To Discuss Need for Governments To Improve Basic Healthcare Services
Health advocates at a civil society meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, called for African governments to improve access to basic health care, IRIN reports.
According to a report released Tuesday by Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF), “Zimbabweans continue to cross the border [into South Africa] every day, legally and illegally, in massive numbers as a matter of survival,” AFP/Google.com reports.
A nationwide vaccination effort in Mozambique helped to slash the number of reported cases of measles in Mozambique in 2008, Health Minister Ivo Garrido said Wednesday when addressing the country’s parliament, Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique/allAfrica.com reports.
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Miami Herald Interviews UNAIDS Executive Director Michel SidibÃ© The Miami Herald featured excerpts from a recent interview with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel SidibÃ©. SidibÃ©’s interview included comments on the increase of access to antiretrovirals in Latin America and the Caribbean; overcoming discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS; and the potential…
The AP/Washington Post examines how the millions of Pakistani refugees fleeing from the army’s offensive against the Taliban in the northwest of the country are overwhelming the country’s health care system.
Also In Global Health: Text Messages For Health; Chagas Disease; Infant, Maternal Mortality In Botswana; Community Health Programs In Africa; Swaziland’s Health System
UN Launches Pilot Study In Uganda That Uses Text Messages To Promote Public Health The U.N. has launched a ten-day pilot project in Jinja, Uganda, that uses mobile phones to educate the public about health, the Monitor reports. As part of the Texting4Health initiative, an estimated 10,000 people will receive…
Following talks with Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai at the White House Friday, President Barack Obama pledged $73 million in aid to the country, AFP/Google.com reports.
“For 15 years, a dedicated group of doctors has been running a health project in central India called Jan Swasthya Sahyog,” the Guardian reports, writing, “In a country where many people have no access to health care, their hospital — which relies on grants and donations — serves a population of almost…