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Clinton To Meet With Somali President

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).

Opinion: An ‘Integrated Approach’ To U.S. Global Health Aid; G8 Agriculture Investment

Global Health Aid Should 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…

Legislation To Overhaul U.S. Foreign Aid Introduced

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.

Donors To Reevaluate Support For Myanmar’s Fight Against HIV/AIDS

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.

Recent Releases On Global Health

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 – an appeal, “Drug companies have dismissed” in the past. The authors conclude, “Although…