Daily Archives: March 13, 2009

XDR-TB Found In Kenya

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If extensively drug resistant tuberculosis wasn’t on President Barack Obama’s radar screen already, perhaps this blaring headline will do the trick:   “Kenya reports a case of XDR-TB, more feared on the way.”   As everyone knows, Obama’s father is from Kenya, so it’s likely to capture his attention. Whether it will inspire him to […]

News on $$ for Global Health

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Amid fears that global health funding will get shortchanged in this steep economic downturn, there are a couple of good-news glimmers today. Not from the U.S., though.   First is a report that the European Commission plans to boost its support for HIV prevention in southern Africa.   Details—like dollar figures—were notably scarce. But Alessandro […]

Funding Update

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Global health advocates breathed a sigh of relief yesterday when President Barack Obama signed a long-awaited spending bill for fiscal year 2009, which started in October. As we noted in an earlier post, the measure’s fate appeared uncertain last week, as Republican objections and Democratic queasiness over the thousands of earmarks stalled the $410 billion spending […]