In this Washington Post “Think Tanked” post, journalist Allen McDuffee examines a Foreign Policy article by New America Foundation and Center for Global Development scholar Charles Kenny, which “points to advancements in eyeglasses as an example of how health can be better delivered and have a severe impact on poorer…
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“As decision-makers start to consider what our aspirations should be after the deadline [for the 2015 Millennium Development Goals] has expired, it is worth looking back at what worked, what didn’t, and how we could do better,” Bjorn Lomborg, head of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School, writes on Project Syndicate.
PLoS MedicineÂ published the latest installment of its six-part series focusing on migration and health. “If internal and international migrants comprised a nation, it would be the third most populous country in the world, just after China and India. â€¦ However, policies to protect migrants and global health have so far…
“Large swaths of the United States are showing decreasing or stagnating life expectancy even as the nationâ€™s overall longevity trend has continued upwards, according to a county-by-county study of life expectancy over two decades,” researchers at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington note in the journal Population Health Metrics, the Washington Post reports (Brown, 6/15).
Agence France-Presse examines the HIV/AIDS epidemic in India. Though the country has reduced by half the number of new infections since 2001, “UNAIDS coordinator in India, Charles Gilks, said that while the authorities should be commended for tackling the problem, the country had not yet won the battle,” the news…
Despite enormous economic gains over the past 25 years, Britain should continue to provide aid to India until 2015 to ensure the country meets the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to a cross-party report published by the House of Commons international development committee on Tuesday, the Guardian reports.
The Guardian examines USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah’s role in U.S. development policy and looks at some of the domestic challeneges he faces.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the World Health Organization (WHO) at the launch of Dengue Day on Wednesday called on all sectors of society to unite in the battle against the disease, which has developed into a formidable threat to health in Asia, a press statement said,” Xinhua reports.
Afghanistan is the most dangerous place to be a woman because of high levels of poverty, poor health care and violence against female officials, according to a survey, the Guardian reports (Bowcott, 6/15).
A 24-month clinical trial looking at the effectiveness of tenofovir gel use among women to reduce the risk of HIV infection is set to begin in South Africa in late July or early August, the Mail & Guardian reports.