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It’s not the summer holiday all around the globe though, the African Union will hold a summit next week in
Enjoy your reading.
1. Monitor – AU meet to find solutions to maternal and child deaths
This year’s African Union summit, to be held in
2. Reuters – New global AIDS focus: careful budgets?
Maggie Fox; http://www.reuters.com/
UNAIDS published a new report ahead of the Vienna AIDS conference where they suggest that we move to a 2.0 treatment strategy which would be more effective. In times of crisis the motto is “do more with less”. They also highlight a drop in infection prevalence among young people in worst hit country. Is something happening that could show the way to prevent future generations from being infected?
3.Lancet – ART in low-resource settings: how to do more with less
Authors discuss a paper published online this week in the Lancet about biological predictors of death among HIV patients receiving ARVs. They discuss the limits of the article on assessing HIV mortality and align the arguments why we should treat more and better HIV infected patients.
4.BMC – Scaling up health policies and services in low- and middle-income settings
Kara Hanson, Susan Cleary, Helen Schneider, Sripen Tantivess and Lucy Gilson; http://www.biomedcentral.com/
This editorial from a special issue of the BMC on Health System Research tries to untangle the hype around scaling up and sets avenues of research and attention from policy makers when speaking about scaling up. The rest of the series on scaling up in LMIC is also worth reading and is open access.
5.Owen – An important step towards aid transparency
Owen Barder; http://www.owen.org/
Not only does Owen Barder have good ideas he is also often at the right place. He recently attended a conference in
6.Guardian – Inside the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Andy Beckett; http://www.guardian.co.uk/
If you are looking for some summer reading, you can read this article depicting the Gates Foundation in the Guardian.
and UNDP launch a better way to measure poverty Oxford
Press release; http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INESCR/
Ahead of the 2010 Human development report, UNDP with the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) of