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Major Tobacco Firms Lobbied For HIV/AIDS Funding, Initiatives In Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa To Distract From Tobacco Regulations, Paper Says

SciDev.Net: Tobacco firms pushed AIDS agenda to protect profits “…Big tobacco companies lobbied for funding and initiatives to combat AIDS to distract from the health problems caused by smoking and prevent regulations restricting tobacco use, a paper says. ‘In both Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa, Philip Morris and British American…

Countries Should Incorporate Surgery Into National Health Frameworks

New York Times: Surgery: The Neglected Stepchild of Global Health Emily Bruno, medical student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and global surgery research associate with Harvard Medical School, and Mark G. Shrime, research director for the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School…

Tobacco Taxation Can Help Finance Development, Health Initiatives

World Bank’s “Voices”: Taxing tobacco and the new vision for financing development Patricio V. Marquez, lead health specialist who is heading the Global Tobacco Control Initiative at the World Bank Group, discusses tobacco taxes as an innovative approach to funding development, writing, “The time has arrived to make tobacco taxation…

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