The Hill examines Medicines for Malaria Venture’s (MMV) efforts to get more U.S. funding for its work. According to the newspaper, the group is “asking USAID and Congress to redirect more money beginning next year to drug research and development from a pot of funds used to cover the range of efforts to treat and prevent malaria, such as providing mosquito nets.”
Kaiser Family Foundation HIV/AIDS Resources In advance of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, the Kaiser Family Foundation has updated resources that shed light on the epidemic’s impact worldwide, and the U.S. policy role in addressing the challenges. These resources include an updated fact sheet on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic,…
Fact Sheets Examine U.S. Role In Global Health Programs The Kaiser Family Foundation has released three new fact sheets examining the U.S.’s role in global health programs, including PEPFAR, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (11/20). Lancet Comment Looks Back On…
Experts at an American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene meeting this week said that resistance to the best available drug to treat malaria “is more widespread in Southeast Asia than previously reported,” Science News/Wired Science reports.
A special edition of UNICEF’s annual State of the World’s Children report, released 20 years after the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, shows that “fewer youngsters are dying and more are going to school â€“ but an estimated 1 billion still lack services essential to their survival and development,” the Associated Press reports.
Pfizer and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) on Wednesday announced plans to team up in an effort to identify new drug candidates for the treatment of three tropical diseases, the Associated Press/Business Week reports. The scientists will test the efficacy of Pfizer drug candidates against sleeping sickness, visceral leishmaniasis, and Chagas disease.
Innovation, CoordinationÂ Needed ToÂ ’Bring TB Research Into The 21st Century’ Though tuberculosis “is one of the world’s leading killers â€¦ few citizens, scientists and policymakers are demanding more attention to TB research, treatment and prevention. â€¦ It’s time to bring TB research into the 21st century,” Anthony Fauci, director of the…
“More than 24,000 infants die daily from preventable diseases in developing countries,” and child deaths have fallen in countries where governments “have shown a high level of political leadership on child health,” World Vision International said in a new report (.pdf) released on Monday as part of a five-year campaign to reduce child deaths worldwide, the Associated Press/San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Also In Global Health News: HIV/AIDS In Uganda; Medical Equipment In Tanzania; Birth Control In Afghanistan; Ethiopia Malaria Fight
Changes Planned For Ugandan HIV/AIDS Campaign “The Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC) is revamping its national HIV information campaign after HIV prevention messages were less successful than hoped,” PlusNews reports. “Campaigns aimed at ending cross-generational sex will be abandoned in favour of generic warnings about engaging in risky sex because of…
During its recent board meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria approved $2.4 billion for the three diseases, PlusNews reports. The money is for the fund’s “ninth round of grants, bringing the total amount of approved funding since its inception in 2001 to $18.4 billion,” according to the publication.