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Recent Releases: Health Development In Afghanistan; Trade Agreements Effect On Drug Access; Outside Experts In Patent Reviews; Neglected Disease Legislation; Management In Public Health; Foreign Aid Reform

Lancet Editorial Examines Health Developments In Afghanistan A Lancet editorial examines Afghanistan’s progress in health developments since 2001, in light of the country’s recent presidential election. Though “[t]here have been substantial improvements in coverage of basic health services, especially in rural areas … the quality of facilities is variable and…

Opinion Piece Outlines New Model For Foreign Aid

President Obama’s “comments on foreign aid [in Ghana] make it all the more surprising that the only real change in our foreign assistance programs under his administration so far is in indicated spending” – Carol Adelman, director of the Center for Global Prosperity at the Hudson Institute, and Nicholas Eberstadt, a political economy scholar at the American Enterprise Institute – write in a Weekly Standard opinion piece.

WHO Appeals For Donated, Low-Cost H1N1 Vaccines

The WHO’s flu chief Keiji Fukuda on Saturday called upon wealthy nations and vaccine manufacturers to donate H1N1 (swine) flu vaccines to developing countries, the Associated Press reports.

Recent Releases: Limiting Corruption; Mental Health; U.S. Global Health Policies; Non-Physician Administered ARV; African Health Ministers

Lancet Infectious Diseases Features Reflection On Use Of HIV/AIDS Money In Mozambique A Lancet Infectious Diseases Reflection and Reaction piece says while PEPFAR’s “investment of over US$228 million into Mozambique in 2008 alone” resulted in “an exponential increase in the number of people on” ARVs and boosted prevention programs, “[t]here is more money…

Foreign Aid Reform Needed ‘Quickly,’ Opinion Piece Says

“At a time when our national-security and foreign-policy priorities have become increasingly dependent on effective development,” political leaders “must act swiftly and put partisan politics aside in order to enact reforms that will make our foreign-aid programs more efficient, more effective and therefore more capable of supporting and advancing our national interests around the globe,” Mark Green – a former Republican congressman from Wisconsin and ambassador to Tanzania, who now directs the Malaria No More Policy Center – writes in a Washington Times opinion piece.

Some HIV-Positive Ugandans’ Not Receiving ARVs

Some HIV-positive people in Uganda “cannot be put on the national antiretroviral programme because it is already saturated and funds for new patients are not available,” the Independent reports.

Bloomberg Reports On HIV-Treatment Failure In China; New York Times Examines ARV Shortage In Romania

An analysis of 48,785 HIV-positive patients enrolled in China’s National Free Antiretroviral Treatment Program over a five-year period revealed “[h]alf of China’s AIDS patients stopped responding to treatment over five years and didn’t have access to the back-up drugs available in developed nations,” according to an Annals of Internal Medicine study, Bloomberg reports.

New NIH Director Includes Global Health On Priority List

Francis Collins, the new NIH director, on Monday outlined his top five priorities for the U.S. research agency during a town hall meeting with NIH staff, Science’s blog “Science Insider” reports. Collins emphasized the agency’s commitment to “high-throughput technologies,” “translational research,” “health care reform,” “global health” and “empower[ing] the biomedical research community,” the blog writes (Kaiser, 8/17).