Male circumcision does not prevent the transmission of HIV from men to their female partners, according to a Lancet study conducted in Uganda, Bloomberg reports.
Also In Global Health News: Texting4Health; Uganda HIV/AIDS; Brain Drain And Needle Safety In Africa
Daily Monitor Reports On Success, Expansion Of Pilot Study Using Health Text MessagesÂ The Daily Monitor reviews the success of the recent 10-day “Texting4Health” pilot study in Uganda that used cell phones to “gauge the basic health knowledge” of subscribers to the MTN network. According to the newspaper, the study,…
NPR Examines Obama’s ‘Broad’ Global Health Strategy; Maternal Health In Afghanistan Discussed At Congressional Briefing
NPR reports on President Obama’s “broad global health strategy,” which would increase the amount of funding for family planning, maternal and child health programs to about a “half billion dollars” next year.
“Brazil has been successful in its nearly 20-year effort to treat people living with” HIV/AIDS, and generic medicines have been “a large part of the solution,” according to a recent Health Affairs review, UPI reports.
GlaxoSmithKline Pledges $97M Investment In AIDS Drugs For Africa, Allows South African Drugmaker To Produce Generic Second-Line Treatment
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on Tuesday announced plans to invest $97 million over 10 years “to improve research, development and access to AIDS drugs in Africa,” Reuters reports.
Also In Global Health News: HIV Drug Patents; Ethiopia HIV/AIDS Efforts; Music Fights Malaria; Food Security
British Members Of Parliament Want HIV Drug Patent Changes A group of members of the parliament on Tuesday will recommend pharmaceutical companies “grant rival manufacturers the right to produce their HIV medicines,” the Financial Times reports. “New efforts by companies as well as government donors will be needed to provide…
Also In Global Health News: India Drought; NTD Research; HIV/AIDS In Beijing And African Militaries; Malaria Vaccine
Near Drought In India Is ‘Matter Of Concern’ The Observer examines the water shortage in India. “India’s vast farming economy is on the verge of crisis. The lack of rain has hit northern areas most, but even in Mumbai, which has experienced heavy rainfall and flooding, authorities were forced to…
During his visit to Ghana over the weekend, President Obama praised the country for its achievements while calling on African leaders to take responsibility for the future of the continent, CNN reports.
The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday voted 29-1 to pass a $48.69 billion draft bill to “fund the State Department and foreign affairs activities in fiscal 2010,” CQ reports.
Twenty-six people representing a coalition of five HIV/AIDS groups from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York were arrested on Thursday for unlawfully demonstrating in the Capitol rotunda, the AP/Washington Post reports.