Drug manufacturers opt to make pediatric HIV drugs much, much cheaper.
Several European countries may adapt a new Financial Transaction Tax by January 2014. That could be a big boon for international health and development.
We need to diversify how we fund the global fight against diseases like Malaria. The term of art for this is "innovative financing for development." The UN has a laboratory for this named Unitaid, and they deserve to win a Nobel Peace Prize.
A group of global health organizations including UNITAID, PEPFAR, The Gates Foundation and USAID banded together to sharply reduce the cost of a new kind of rapid diagnostic test for TB
Malaria is by far the biggest killer here in Liberia. The entire country – from Monrovia city center to the border regions — is considered malaria endemic. Prevention and treatment of malaria is among the country's most pressing public health challenge.
I'm heading to Liberia this week on a global health reporting project. I will accompany a delegation from UNITAID, a World Health Organization affiliated program that gives grants to governments and NGOs to implement HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB and other health projects in the developing world.
Here in the USA, our infant mortality rate is 4.3 per 1,000 live births. That puts us on par with Croatia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, and behind Cuba and Poland.
How UNITAID strives to bring down the cost of expensive second line HIV/AIDS medicines.
Blogging from Cameroon this week, on a UNITAID sponsored trip to examine HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB programs.