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Also In Global Health News: World Bank Budget Concerns; Ethiopia Prepares For Malaria Surge; Malnutrition In Yemen; Malaria Prevention In Africa

World Bank To Face ‘Serious Constraints’ By Next Year Before the start of the annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund World Bank on Friday, World Bank President Robert Zoellick warned that the international lender expects to “face serious constraints” by the middle of next year unless developed…

MSF Calls On Drug Companies To Pool HIV Patents

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) recently launched an e-mail campaign calling on nine of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies to “release their patents on specific HIV drugs into a collective pool that will increase access and affordability to treatment in developing countries,” Inter Press Service reports.

Recent Releases: Measuring Maternal Death; Improving Health Systems; Goosby Remarks; World Health Summit; Early Nutrition Programs; ART Delivery Model; HIV/AIDS Research; Cash Transfers As A Standard For Aid; G20, U.N. Neglect Global Health

Researchers Tackle How To Capture ‘An Accurate Picture’ Of Maternal Death In order to meet the Millennium Development Goal to reduce maternal deaths, “countries need an accurate picture of the causes and levels of maternal deaths,” write the authors of a WHO Bulletin editorial that describes the recent efforts by…

Aid Efforts Continue After Earthquake In Indonesia

“Foreign emergency rescue teams are racing to reach earthquake devastated areas of Indonesia’s Sumatra island, as the death toll continues to rise” after a 7.6 magnitude-quake struck earlier this week, VOA News reports.

CNN, TIME Examine Increasing Antibiotic Resistance

CNN examines a recent report by researchers that warns of increasing antibiotic resistance and appeals for governments to take action to develop new antibiotics to avert a health crisis.