Daily Archives: March 31, 2011

UN Secretary-General outlines bold new targets for global AIDS by 2015

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a report today on the global AIDS epidemic outlining the progress against the pandemic to date and calling on all stakeholders to endorse the report’s recommendations and use them to work towards six global targets by 2015: Reduce by 50 percent the sexual transmission of HIV – including among key […]

World TB experts convene, work to blaze the trail to slow disease spread

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U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah spoke at the opening session of the Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board Meeting Thursday, addressing an audience of physician-scientists, industry representatives, advocates and government officials in addition to the ministers of health from Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa. Shah commented on the current status of TB control efforts around the world, noting that, “we won’t meet the overall Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) unless we make some fundamental changes.”