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  • IDB to Join Fight on Neglected Infectious Diseases / El BID combatirá las enfermedades tropicales desatendidas / O BID vai combater as doenças infecciosas negligenciadas

    Friday, September 4th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB plans major effort to fight neglected infectious diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Bank to create grant facility to support health measures to control and eliminate diseases such as dengue and Chagas

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)—together with the Pan American Health Organization and the Global Network for Neglected Tropical […]


    A New Way to Fund Life-Saving Vaccines

    Friday, April 3rd, 2009

    From the World Bank:
    Funding New Vaccines To Save Millions Of Lives

    World Bank to Provide Financial Platform for Pilot Vaccine Program

    The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a financial platform for a pilot vaccine program that will benefit millions of children in the developing world.
    The Advance Market Commitment (AMC) pilot will help accelerate the […]


    Gates Foundation to Fund Fight Against “Neglected” Diseases / Fundación Gates dona millones para combatir enfermedades “olvidadas”

    Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    Gates Foundation Grant Will Boost Fight against “Neglected” Diseases

    New Funds Announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

    Efforts to prevent, control and eliminate “forgotten” tropical and other infectious diseases in the Americas received a new stimulus with the announcement of a $34 million grant by the Bill & […]


    Gates Foundation Funds WHO/UNICEF Research on Children’s Medicines

    Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

    From the World Health Organization (WHO):
    WHO receives funds for children’s medicines research with UNICEF

    US$ 9.7 million grant from Gates Foundation to help crucial research on children’s medicines

    WHO has received US$ 9.7 million in grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to work with UNICEF to conduct crucial research in children’s medicines, with the aim […]


    Fighting Neglected Diseases in LAC / La lucha contra enfermedades infecciosas desatendidas en ALC

    Sunday, December 28th, 2008

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    PAHO, IDB and Sabin refine fight against neglected diseases in Latin America and Caribbean
    With more than 210 million poor people bearing the burden of neglected diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and partner agencies are setting up […]


    Pap Smear? Nah! PAHO Has a Better Idea to Prevent Cervical Cancer in LAC

    Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    PAHO Urges New Approach to Cervical Cancer Prevention
    New “Screen and Treat” method said more effective than traditional Pap smear in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Experts from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) briefed members of the U.S. Congress today on a new method of cervical cancer prevention that has […]


    Cheaper HIV/AIDS Treatments for LAC Nations

    Thursday, June 7th, 2007

    In May former US President Bill Clinton announced that his foundation had negotiated new agreements to substantially reduce the price of 15 so-called “second-line treatments” for HIV/AIDS, plus a new, “next generation” once-a-day pill, for 66 poor and middle-income countries. The 66 (chosen because they represent about 90% of the world’s AIDS cases) includes […]


    Hearts and Minds in LAC

    Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

    Did LAC Residents Celebrate World Heart Day?
    September 24 was World Heart Day. Did you do anything to note its passage? Did you ever know it existed?
    I didn’t.
    Oh, I guess intellectually I knew that one had to exist — after all, there is a “world something day” for almost everything nowadays. What probably […]