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  • Oxfam Argues for New Global Climate Adaptation Fund / Oxfam aboga por un nuevo fondo mundial para adaptación al cambio climático

    Sunday, September 20th, 2009

    From Oxfam International:
    Rich countries must not raid aid to pay climate debt

    A new Oxfam report has today warned that at least 4.5 million children could die unless world leaders deliver additional funds to help poor countries fight the growing impact of climate change, rather than diverting it from existing aid promises.

    The warning comes as world […]

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    HIV in the Americas: Leveling Off? / VIH en las Américas: Se está nivelando?

    Monday, December 15th, 2008

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    HIV in the Americas: “Leveling off, but still unacceptable”
    Three million people were living with HIV in the Americas as of 2007—the latest year for which data are available—up from 2.7 million in 2001. This represents a “leveling off” of the epidemic in the Western Hemisphere, a top Pan American […]

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    WHO and World Bank Join Forces on Global Health / La OMS y el Banco Mundial aúnan esfuerzos en salud mundial

    Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

    From the World Health Organization (WHO):
    WHO and World Bank join forces for better results from global health investments
    As delegates gather at the International AIDS Conference (3-8 August), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank today address the pressing global debate around health systems and initiatives in specific aspects of health, nutrition and population. […]

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    Malaria in the Americas: Still Formidible / Malaria en las Américas: formidable todavia

    Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

    The short status report to PAHO's governing body, the Pan American Sanitary Conference, mentioned in the releases reproduced below, is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. 
    As the report shows, fighting malaria in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) remains a formidable challenge.  While there has been a decrease in reported cases overall for LAC, […]

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    Dealing with the Threat of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

    Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

    TB Steps Out of the Shadows
    I suspect that until the recent much-publicized case of the young American lawyer infected by drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) flying in Europe and the US without safeguards, most Americans had all but forgotten TB the disease. After all, it had all but disappeared in the US with modern drug therapies. […]

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    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 […]

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    Implications of the Stern Review for LAC, Part II

    Monday, January 1st, 2007

    In Part I, I looked at the implications for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) of the main body of analysis, discussion and policy recommendations in the Stern Review. Here in Part II, I look at the LAC-focused report commissioned by Stern as an input to the overall Review.
    Implications from the Back-up Report on […]

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