Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai met with U.S. lawmakers in Washington, D.C., Wednesday in an attempt to secure donations for a country in economic collapse, ZimOnline reports.
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G8 Off Track On Aid Commitments To Africa; France, Italy Responsible For 80% Of Shortfall, Report Says
The Group of Eight (G8) industrial nations are “collectively off course in delivering on a 2005 pact to more than double aid to Africa through 2010,” according to an annual report released Thursday by the One Campaign, Reuters/Washington Post reports.
Access To Second-Line Antiretrovirals In India The successful scale-up of services for people living with HIV (PLHIV) in India “is now at risk,” write Loon Gangte, president of the Delhi Network of Positive People, and Leena Menghaney, projects manager in India for Medecins Sans Frontieres’ Campaign for Access to Essential…
A recent study found developing countries affected by war receive less money for reproductive health than other developing nations, despite having acute needs, Reuters reports.
Also In Global Health News: Sidib Interview; Drug-Resistant Malaria; U.S. Polio Initiative; Health Spending In Africa; Cholera In Zimbabwe
Miami Herald Interviews UNAIDS Executive Director Michel SidibÃ© The Miami Herald featured excerpts from a recent interview with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel SidibÃ©. SidibÃ©’s interview included comments on the increase of access to antiretrovirals in Latin America and the Caribbean; overcoming discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS; and the potential…
St. Petersburg Times Examines Work of Paul Farmer, Potential Candidate For USAID, State Department Position
The St. Petersburg Times examines the work of Paul Farmer â€“ “the Harvard-educated doctor who, starting in Haiti, built a multinational organization on the radical idea that poor patients deserve the same care as rich ones” â€“ who is reportedly being considered for a high-level job with USAID or the State Department.
The Washington Independent examines a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, which found that a federal law requiring most international food aid to come from U.S. farmers could be “hobbling efforts to feed the world’s hungry.”
Officials Concerned About Potential Disease Outbreaks Among Displaced Pakistanis; Obama Requests More U.S. Aid Money
U.N. officials on Thursday expressed growing concern about potential disease outbreaks among the two million displaced Pakistanis and warned that aid money is running out, AFP/Yahoo! News reports.
U.S House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Wednesday expressed skepticism that Congress would approve President Obama’s recent request for an additional $2 billion to help fight the H1N1 (swine flu) virus, Reuters/Washington Post reports.
EU Authorizes $11M In Humanitarian Aid For Zimbabwe; Prime Minister To Meet With Members of Congress Next Week
The E.U. on Tuesday authorized $11 million in humanitarian aid to Zimbabwe, VOA News reports.