A study in Africa, presented Sunday at the International Microbicides Conference (M2010) in Pittsburgh, has shown that a man’s risk of HIV infection doubles if his HIV-positive partner is pregnant, according to HealthDay News/U.S. News & World Report.
Also In Global Health News: Child Mortality In DRC; Low-Cost ARVs; Promoting Agriculture In Pakistan; Uganda’s HIV/AIDS Bill
Already High Child Mortality Exacerbated By Conflict In DRC The Associated Press/Washington Post examine how in the Democratic Republic of the Congo “ongoing rebel attacks and poor health care have produced a generation of mourning mothers and fathers, many of whom have lost more children than they are raising.” According…
Lancet Examines WHO’s Policy Reversal On Drug Used To Prevent Post-Partum Hemorrhage A Lancet Comment reflects on a debate over the community-based use of the drug misoprostol in resource poor settings to help reduce post-partum hemorrhage, which according to the commentÂ is the most common cause of maternal deaths. Despite evidence…
Also In Global Health News: Water Purification In Kenya; Indonesian Malaria Program; Health Worker Shortages In Africa
Water Purification Unit Aims To Deliver Clean Water To Rural Kenyans Business Daily reports on new water purification unit that canÂ make 45,000-75,000 litres of potable water daily. Multi Purpose Industries, which is marketing the purifier,Â hasÂ installed one in aÂ market in Kenya.Â Â The company will work with the Ministry of Local Government to…
Discussions about combatting counterfeit medicines continued at the 63rd World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva on Wednesday, Agence France-Press reports. “The proliferation of potentially lethal or harmful counterfeit medicines has been on the rise, particularly with the increased usage of the Internet worldwide. According to the WHO, more than half of all medicines bought online are fake,” the news service reports (5/19).
Global Fund Launches Campaign To Generate Public Support For Preventing Mother-To-Child Transmission Of HIV
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Thursday launched a campaign to generate public support for efforts to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015, the BBC reports. “The Born HIV Free campaign comes at a critical time, with the fund seeking donations of up to $20bn over the next three years,” the BBC continues.
Media outlets continue to track news emerging from the 63rd annual World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva.
“The head of the U.N. mission in Haiti Edmond Mulet unveiled new efforts Tuesday to provide secure housing to thousands of people made homeless by January’s devastating earthquake,” Agence France-Presse reports.
The Lancet released on Wednesday a special series on tuberculosis, which includes a series of papers and comments highlighting the need for new tools, the threat posed by drug-resistant strains, results of current control efforts and other issues about TB worldwide, Agence France-Presse reports.
Also In Global Health News: Urban Development Legislation; U.S. Military Program For Afghan Farmers; Malawi Gay Conviction; Liberian Agriculture; Costs Of HIV/AIDS Care
IRIN Reports On U.S. Legislation Aimed At Better Addressing Urban Development Worldwide “The Sustainable Urban Development Act of 2010 â€“ introduced by Sens. Benjamin Cardin (D-Maryland), Dick Durban (D-Illinois), and John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) on 20 April â€“ directs USAID to better tackle the problems of enlarging slums, increasing levels of…