Former President Bill Clinton on Thursday announced deals with drugmakers Matrix Laboratories and Pfizer to lower the cost of medications to treat patients with drug-resistant forms of HIV/AIDS in the developing world, Reuters reports.
After arriving in South Africa on Thursday as part of her 11-day African tour, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has “encouraged South Africa to take a leadership role on the political crisis in neighboring Zimbabwe,” Bloomberg reports (Zacharia, 8/7).
“Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have decoded the entire HIV genome, opening the door to understanding how viruses infect humans â€“ knowledge that could lead to new antiviral drugs,” the Triangle Business Journal reports.
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Malaria Cases, Deaths In Cambodia Increase Cambodia has seen an increase in the number of malaria cases and deaths because of an early rainy season and delays in the distribution of mosquito nets â€“ Duong Socheat, director of the National Centre for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control â€“ said, the…
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Third Person In China Dies Of Pneumonic Plague, Officials Seal-Off Area A third person died of pneumonic plague in China on Monday, local health authorities said, Xinhua reports. The outbreak began on July 30 and an additional nine people in the town of ZiketanÂ are reportedly ill (8/3). “Pneumonic plague, which…
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton kicked off a seven country 11-day trip â€” “her longest overseas journey to date as the top U.S. diplomat â€” by flying Monday night to Kenya where she will address an African trade and development forum, meet top Kenyan officials and see the beleaguered president of lawless Somalia’s interim government,” the Associated Press reports.
Also In Global Health News: Tanzania Drug Audit; WFP Might Suspend Flights; Acute HIV; HIV/AIDS in China
Global Fund Audit Reveals Expired, Missing Drugs In Tanzania “Millions of dollars worth of life-saving drugs destined for Tanzanians living with AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria are missing or have expired, an internal Global Fund [to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis] audit has discovered,” the Observer/Guardian reports. The audit revealed that…
Inter Press Service examines several civil society organizations’ argument that legislative measures aimed at fighting HIV/AIDS, “hurt more” than they “help.”
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Video Game Teaches Kenyan Teens HIV Prevention PlusNews/IRIN examines a multi-player PC video game that teaches Kenyan teens how to avoid becoming infected with HIV. “Pamoja Mtaani” — Swahili for “Together in the Hood” — hones in “on five key behaviours that can reduce HIV infections among youth: delaying the…
“Expanded testing across India in the past three years shows a 2,000 percent jump in the number of HIV cases among children, [Ghulam Nabi Azad] the country’s health minister announced Wednesday,” CNN reports.