From corn starch pressed into pills masquerading as anti-malarials, to teething syrups with an extra helping of chemicals found in anti-freeze, counterfeit products put patients at risk of harmful health outcomes.
We rarely talk about cancer as a disease that plagues the developing world. But cancer is there, just like it is everywhere. And there are far too few treatment options for the afflicted.
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Eric Goosby said today, "There is no stronger supporter of the Global Fund than the United States." He is right. But it would appear that the global financial crisis is taking a big hit on the Global Fund's ability to raise money.
Earlier today our friends at Nothing But Nets hosted a conference call with the actress/singer Mandy Moore, who was delivering anti-Malaria bed nets in the Central African Republic.
How much will the global financial crisis impact funding for the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria? By the end of next week, we may have a fairly precise answer to that question when donors meet for a replenishment conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
The following is the first installment of a series of guest posts from participants in the November 8-10, 2010 mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., organized by the Foundation for the National Institutes for Health (NIH) in partnership with the mHealth Alliance and NIH.
A new report by the UN Development Program shows how discriminatory laws against men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people undermine the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Asia Pacific region. The report is thorough and exhaustive, but the gist is this: In 19 of the 48 countries included in the study, sex between consenting male adults is illegal. Authorities and vigilantes use the legal prohibitions against MSM to harass, intimidate and extort MSM and transgender people.
By Yolanda Johnny Taylor, Director of Communications for the UN Foundation's Women and Population Program
Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti reminds us how vulnerable women and children are - particularly in times of disaster. Poor and disadvantaged women tend to be unequally affected by natural disasters and are often overrepresented in death tolls.