Home / WORLD NEWS (page 87)

WORLD NEWS

Activists fear less focus on HIV after 2015

April 2013 Plus News BANGKOK, 28 March 2013; As a UN high-level panel completes worldwide consultations to pick development goals for 2015 and beyond, PlusNews consulted experts to see how HIV/AIDS might fit into this new agenda. The UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, …

Read More »

World Bank Aims to End Extreme Poverty by 2030

April 2013 IPS News; World Bank President Jim Kim has unveiled a series of new institutional goals aimed at ending extreme poverty by 2030 and focusing on the promotion of “shared prosperity” – increasing the incomes of the poorest 40 percent in each country while placing increased focus on dealing …

Read More »

Japan’s First PPP to Spearhead Innovation in Global Health

April 2013  MMV; As Product Development Partnerships (PDPs) dedicated to the discovery, development and delivery of new global health tools, we applaud the official launch of the Global Health Innovation and Technology Fund (GHIT Fund), which was announced today in Tokyo, Japan. This new public-private partnership of the Japanese Government, …

Read More »

A fools game

April 2013 The Economist; NOVARTIS spent nearly 15 years seeking a patent in India for Glivec, a medicine for chronic myeloid leukemia. That quest reached its dead end, at last, on April 1st. India’s Supreme Court rejected the Swiss drugmaker’s patent application. Glivec (marketed in America as “Gleevec”) is a …

Read More »

The contraceptive revolution: focused efforts are still needed

March 2013,Online Library;Impressive reductions of up to 29% in maternal deaths may be expected from satisfying unmet need for contraception, as shown in a recent analysis covering 172 countries (Ahmed et al. 2012). Despite the cost-effectiveness of family planning (Prata et al. 2010), investments remain low (Osotimehin 2012), a concern declared under …

Read More »

Advocates See Historic Chance to Turn Tide on TB

March 2013, IPS; Patients, doctors and international aid groups are calling on donors and governments to support measures that would make treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis more effective and accessible. The demands are being made amidst the recent or imminent approval of two new drugs, bedaquiline and delamanid. Advocates say the …

Read More »

Financing Family Planning- Madagascar

April 2013, SHOPS; The SHOPS project worked with Marie Stopes Madagascar to implement a year-long program (October 2010 to September 2011) in Madagascar that aimed to (1) expand access to voluntary family planning through provision of long-acting and permanent methods via mobile outreach teams working across underserved regions and (2) …

Read More »