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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.”

Opinion Piece Calls For Enhanced U.S.-Russia Health Collaboration

While legislators in Moscow attempt to reform the Russian health system in a way that is “strikingly similar” to the reform process in the U.S. and “[g]iven the importance of the U.S.-Russia relationship … our two countries have a historic opportunity to expand our health collaboration and, in so doing, improve our diplomatic ties,” Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, who is a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) board of trustees, writes in a Foreign Policy opinion piece.

Also In Global Health News: West Africa Flooding; UNICEF Official Ordered To Leave Sri Lanka; South Africa Child Health Campaign; Rwanda Development; Southern Sudan At Risk For Epidemics; U.S. Training In Pakistan

Nearly 600,000 West Africans Affected By Flooding, U.N. Says The U.N. on Monday “sharply increased its toll of the number of people affected by floods in West Africa, putting the number at more than 592,000 in no less than 10 countries,” Agence France-Presse reports. Yvon Edoumou, a spokesperson for the…