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Recent Releases On Global Health

Lancet Commends U.K. All-Parliamentary Group on AIDS Call For HIV Drug Patent Pool A Lancet editorial examines recent recommendations by the U.K. All-Parliamentary Group on AIDS for pharmaceutical companies to implement an HIV drug patent pool – an appeal, “Drug companies have dismissed” in the past. The authors conclude, “Although…

IPS Examines How Funding Cuts Might Affect HIV/AIDS Treatment Programs Worldwide

Inter Press Service examines how funding cuts for international HIV/AIDS programs are already being felt worldwide and how this issue was discussed at the 5th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, that concluded Wednesday.

Prevention, Vaccines Addressed At IAS Conference

During the 5th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, scientists “renewed the call for more immediate and urgent effort to be directed towards HIV prevention amid the dominance of treatment interventions and the world-wide search for a quick fix vaccine, which many agree, is years away,” Health-e/allAfrica.com reports.

Also In Global Health News: Fortified-Rice; Fake Malaria Drugs; HIV In Philippines; Male Circumcision; Uganda DDT Spraying

Indian Universities , Organizations To Research Zinc-Fortified Rice At least 20 universities and research organizations in India will collaborate to develop rice bio-fortified with zinc in an effort to prevent childhood diarrhea, chronic liver disease and other health problems, livemint.com reports. “The organizations will work to identify genes in plants…

Opinion: U.S. Global HIV/AIDS Funding; Maternal Health; Meeting Needs Of Recipient Nations

U.S. Lawmakers Should Not Slow AIDS Funding According to a Concord Monitor opinion piece, PEPFAR has “fostered self-reliance… strengthened drug supply and delivery systems… trained new health care workers,” and the impact of U.S. tax dollars has been “multiplied” by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. “A…