As part of her seven country, 11-day trip to Africa, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday in Nairobi will meet with Somali President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed at the new U.S. embassy in Kenya, according to Associated Press (Lee, 8/6).
Programs, Funding & Financing
Congressional Quarterly examines a “three-page concept paper” issued by the House Foreign Affairs Committee that lays out a plan to overhaul U.S. foreign aid.
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Global Fund Audit Reveals Expired, Missing Drugs In Tanzania “Millions of dollars worth of life-saving drugs destined for Tanzanians living with AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria are missing or have expired, an internal Global Fund [to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis] audit has discovered,” the Observer/Guardian reports. The audit revealed that…
Global Health Aid ShouldÂ Take An ‘Integrated Approach’ “As the health care reform debate unfolds domestically, we face an opportune moment to recalculate for the better how we maximize the success of our efforts abroad to strengthen global health,” Bill Frist, former U.S. Senate Majority leader and current member of the…
Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and ranking member, Senator Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), on Tuesday “introduced a bill to overhaul the U.S. system for providing global development aid,” the Boston Globe reports.
Uganda’s Health Ministry announced Monday it has ordered investigations into whether the deaths of 17 patients living with HIV in Northern Uganda were caused by their inability to get antiretroviral drugs, the AP/mlive.com reports.
The AP/KTVZ.com examines how despite years of strained relationships between the “military-run nation” of Myanmar and international donors that led to a large reduction in HIV/AIDS funding, donors are considering reinvesting in the country’s HIV/AIDS programs.
The U.N. Development Program (UNDP) help will fund a three-year program in response to the increase in HIV/AIDS cases in the Philippines, the Manila Bulletin reports.
Lancet Commends U.K. All-Parliamentary Group on AIDS Call For HIV Drug Patent Pool A Lancet editorial examines recent recommendations by the U.K. All-Parliamentary Group on AIDS for pharmaceutical companies to implement an HIV drug patent pool â€“ an appeal, “Drug companies have dismissed” in the past. The authors conclude, “Although…
South African President Jacob Zuma and Virgin Group founder and chair Richard Branson “intend [on] establishing a disease control centre in South Africa as soon as next year,” SAPA/The Times reports.