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At this time of the year, news stories tend to be frivolous. Lily Allen pregnant (good for her), Bill Cosby declared dead (again) by Twitter, and the like. Global health issues, however, are anything but trivial. It’s good to see that MPs in the < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />
In a letter, 100 American Legislators asked Obama to increase the US Global Fund Contribution. They encourage the beleaguered president to make a three-year commitment of at least $6 billion to the Global Fund. In the
Enjoy your reading.
1. Global Health Policy (blog) – Will global health break the back of the G20 ?
In a nice blog post, Sridhar wonders whether health might overburden the G20.
2. Global Poverty (blog) –
Kampala to : Global Health’s Influential New “Hot Spots” Beijing
3. Globalization and health – A renewed focus on primary health care: revitalize or reframe?
Mrigesh Bhatia & Susan Rifkin;
Bhatia and Rifkin review PHC developments of the last 30 years and see three challenges for the future, up for discussion. These challenges will need to addressed if PHC is to remain relevant in this era.
4. IPS – Trade Talks with EU Put Drug Manufacturers on Edge
The negotiations between
A related IPS analysis also sheds some light on the threat for HIV generics posed by tighter patenting rules.
5. Lancet – Donors lose faith in Zambian Health Ministry
Ann Danaiya Usher;
The GF has dropped the MoH in
6. KFF – Obama Administration Releases
MDGs Strategy U.S.
The Obama administration unveiled its MDG strategy during a meeting at the UN Foundation, off limits to the press. The strategy is centered around four goals. Looks like the Obama administration is, at last, making the MDGs a priority.
7. WHO Bulletin (editorial) – Conflict in least-developed countries: challenging the Millennium Development Goals
Peter S Hill, Ghulam Farooq Mansoor & Fernanda Claudio;
Hill et al. draw some valuable lessons from the Afghan MDG experience.
8. BMJ (news) –
aid policy focuses on family planning for world’s women UK
9. Lancet – UN Women to spearhead new drive for gender equality
Talha Burki reports on the new UN body charged with advancing gender equality. Hopefully this new UN body will succeed in boosting maternal health worldwide.
AIDS and Malaria
10. Lancet – The price of success
Journalist Jeremy Laurance reflects on the often worrying reaction to successes in the fight against AIDS and malaria.
11. KFF – President Obama, Sec. Of State Discuss
U.S. Commitment To Development, Fighting Disease In Africa With Young African Leaders
Last Tuesday, Obama met with over 100 young African business and civil leaders at the White House. He talked about various issues with them, but especially his comments on the current HIV/AIDS situation in
12. KFF – Kaiser Family Foundation/CSIS Forum Reviews AIDS 2010, Looks Ahead To AIDS 2012
During a panel discussion in
13. Plos Medicine – Assessing Strategy and Equity in the Elimination of Malaria
Naman K. Shah;
Shah questions the wisdom of a worldwide malaria elimination strategy.
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