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Also In Global Health News: News Outlets Explore AIDS Vaccine Research; Chloroquine Resistance Unraveled; Authorities Contest Maternal Mortality Report

News Outlets Focus On Participants In AIDS Vaccine Study, Potential Impact Of AIDS Vaccine The Associated Press examines the role of the Thai participants in the recent clinical trial of an experimental HIV vaccine which showed modest potential for preventing infection. “Nearly 16,000 Thais ignored the false rumors that they…

Gates Foundation Launches Campaign To Highlight U.S. Global Health Investment Successes

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Thursday announced the launch of the Living Proof Project that aims to highlight how U.S. foreign aid contributes to improving global health, the Associated Press reports. Bill Gates said in a statement, “We want to show Americans that their investments in global health are working.”

Opinions: Reforming U.S. Aid; Delivering Health Care In Developing Countries

To Reform Foreign Aid Institutions, ‘Rewrite’ The Rules To change the U.S. foreign aid system, we must “[d]o what the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) did: break the rules and then rewrite them,” Mark Dybul, former U.S. global AIDS coordinator, writes in a Foreign Policy opinion piece…

Also In Global Health News: HIV/AIDS In Zambia; Ugandan Medical Workers; Obama Administration Officials’ Q&A, Speech; South African Health Care Reform Efforts; Texting To Combat Drug Shortages In Africa

Post Of Zambia Examines Toll Of HIV/AIDS On Country The Post of Zambia examines the findings of a recent report revealing “the devastating effects” the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Zambia is having on the country’s ability to meet the U.N. Millennium Development Goals. The article also looks at the relationship between…

World Bank Says Additional 89M In ‘Extreme Poverty’ By 2010, Asks For Increased Aid

An additional 89 million people are expected to be pushed to levels of “extreme poverty” by the end of 2010, according to a new World Bank report that urges developed nations to increase aid to developing countries, Bloomberg reports. Ahead of a meeting of the G20 in Pittsburgh, “World Bank President Robert Zoellick is calling on leaders of the biggest industrial economic powers to avoid slashing donations and other assistance to low-income countries, which the report said face a ‘long and muted recovery,'” the news service writes (Rastello, 9/16).

Financial Times Articles Examine Global Health Issues

The Financial Times’ health section published several global health reports that “focus on the diseases and healthcare issues that affect millions but are often absent from the health debate in rich countries.”