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Mar 28, 2007
The World Health Organization has announced that worldwide tuberculosis cases as a percentage of the population held steady in 2006. Yet more cases of tuberculosis are identified as extensively drug-resistent (XDR-TB).
Mar 07, 2007
An article in the March 12 edition of The New Yorker provides an overview of AIDS denial, and how it has influenced AIDS treatment practices in South Africa.
Feb 28, 2007
The world continues to harbor a number of ‘forgotten’ diseases for which science has provided a treatment that society - whether out of political motivation or lack of will - refuses to make available to those who need it.
Feb 20, 2007
A recent study conducted by the MIT Poverty Action Lab reveals surprising data about how the poor earn, spend, borrow and invest. The study should be required reading for anyone looking at ways to effectively invest in reducing poverty.
Jan 29, 2007
The World Health Organization announced last week that its Measles Initiative has been successful at decreasing worldwide measles deaths by 60 percent since it began in 1999. The challenge now will be to sustain and expand.
Dec 18, 2006
The $1.2 billion President’s Malaria Initiative is aimed at eradicating malaria in regions prone to the disease through a multipronged effort of treatment and prevention.
Nov 09, 2006
The British government recently unveiled a plan to sell bonds as part of an effort to vaccinate millions of children in the developing world.
Oct 13, 2006
A new initiative to eradicate hookworm in Brazil links private donor funds with a Brazilian vaccine manufacturer and the local public health infrastructure.
Oct 12, 2006
There’s a long history of retail campaigns linked to charity. Most of these efforts are short-lived and the value they provide to charities and retailers is unclear.
Oct 02, 2006
Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has announced a plan to offer its malaria drug, Coartem, to developing countries for $1 per treatment. Diagnosis and distribution remain challenges to combating the disease, one global and local health organizations need to address.