Daily Archives: December 5, 2011

More common, potentially deadly strain of malaria threatens Asia, Latin America

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Investigators from the University of Oxford’s Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) presented their investigation of disease burden of Plasmodium vivax – a more common and potentially deadly strain of malaria that is harder for the body to get rid of – that is taking hold in parts of Asia and Latin America. The team’s map, which […]

Certain HIV medications reduce risk of malaria in HIV-infected children

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A protease inhibitor (PI)-based antiretroviral regimen has been found to reduce the risk of malaria co-infection among young children in Uganda. Investigator Jane Achan, of Makerere University College of Health Sciences in Kampala, Uganda, announced the findings during a late-breaker session Monday at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s 60th Annual Meeting in […]

Sachs on Global Fund Round 11 cuts: “It’s game over for the Millennium Development Goals”

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Jeffery Sachs, PhD – the director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and special advisor to Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon – called on the membership of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene to take urgent action Sunday evening. Sachs gave the opening plenary address during the organization’s 60th Annual […]

Pres. Clinton proposes intriguing global and domestic solutions on World AIDS Day

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Former President Bill Clinton joined the ONE Campaign’s World AIDS Day event on Thursday by satellite and demonstrated that former presidents have the luxury of being controversial. In the context of the challenges of getting services including antiretroviral therapy to millions of people in need in a very difficult economic climate, Clinton noted that the […]

Center to host Congressional briefing on Military HIV program

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The Center for Global Health Policy is joining with AVAC and the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) to host a congressional briefing to discuss the importance of protecting funding for the U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), on Friday, December 9, from 12 – 1:30 PM in Senate Russell 385.