Daily Archives: November 10, 2009

New WHO Report Documents Toll of HIV/AIDS on Women

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A new World Health Organization’s report on women’s health highlights the increasing toll HIV/AIDS has taken on women in the developing world. HIV/AIDS is “by far the leading cause of death among adult women in Africa,” the report says. It is also the leading cause of death globally among women of reproductive age. “Of the […]

Doctor, Ag Official Tapped to Head USAID

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The White House has finally moved to fill the top slot at USAID—with a doctor no less—ending months of angst and speculation about who would take that long-vacant post. Media reports indicate that President Obama will tap Rajiv Shah, MD, currently a senior official at the Department of Agriculture whose portfolio includes food security, to […]