Leaders issued a statement covering a variety of topics, including health, after a three-day Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting concluded Sunday in Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, Xinhua reports.
Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Sarah Brown, wife of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and head of the Maternal Mortality Campaign, highlighted global maternal mortality at the Royal College of Midwives annual conference on Friday, the U.K. Press Association reports.
The WHO on Monday issued new recommendations that patients living with HIV/AIDS begin receiving antiretrovirals (ARVs) earlier than current HIV treatment advice suggests, the Associated Press reports.
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,…
UNICEF and the government of Zimbabwe announced Tuesday that, according to new social development data, the mortality rate for children under age five has risen by 20 percent since 1990, Reuters reports. The data suggest that the mortality rate is increasing at a slower rate than in March 2005, when it rose by 50 percent, compared to 1990 (Dzirutwe, 11/24).
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Home Vs. Clinic Treatment of HIV In Uganda The New York Times reports on a Lancet studyÂ that found treating Ugandan HIV patients at home is cheaper and just as effective as treating them in a clinic. “The finding is important because five million more Africans will need AIDS drugs in…
Reuters reports that as a new camp capable of hosting 10,000 to 12,000 refugees in Yemen will open in a few weeks, “[m]alnutrition and the risk of a cholera outbreak are threatening lives at Yemen’s main camp [Masrak] for people fleeing fighting in the north.”
Inter Press Service reports that the September 2010 U.N. Generally Assembly meeting will feature a three-day special session (UNGASS) on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
VOA News reports on reactions from last week’s U.N. World Summit on Food SecurityÂ in Rome: “The delegates in Rome promised to continue efforts to reduce by half the number of hungry people by two thousand fifteen. But critics pointed out that world leaders made a similar promise more than ten…
Detroit News Opinion Examines Forced Abortions In China Â “One of the few incontrovertible assertions one can reasonably make is that no one supports forced abortion,” syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker writes in a Detroit News opinion piece that examines reports of “coerced abortions” and involuntary sterilizations in China. The piece…