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    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 […]

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    Making the Millennium Goals Concrete at the Local Level

    Friday, January 23rd, 2009

    It is fascinating to watch how technology is transforming development policy in developing countries, how it is shaped, influenced and tracked, and how it is used to heighten the involvement of local communities and community actors in the process.  Here’s one example: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will unveil […]

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    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 […]

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    Progress Towards the Health MDGs in LAC / Progreso hacia los ODM relacionado con la salud en ALC

    Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

    Recently 14 United Nations (UN) agencies* released a report (English, Spanish) reviewing the status of efforts of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations toward meeting the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
    The report addresses the following health-specific MDGs:

    reducing the under-five mortality rate by 2/3 between 1990 and 2015;
    reducing the maternal mortality ratio by 3/4 between 1990 […]

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    Nueva estrategia regional sobre la salud del recién nacido

    Monday, October 6th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: The Health Ministers of the Americas, at the annual meeting of the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) top body, agreed to a new regional strategy and plan of action regrading newborn health. The Ministers are concerned that, while great strides have been made in the region in reducing the mortality of young […]

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    Brazil Proceeds with Compulsory Licensing of Antiretroviral Drug / Brasil continua com a licença compulsória de medicamento antiretroviral

    Monday, October 6th, 2008

    Temas Observation: All developing nations have had the clear right to resort to compulsory licensing of pharmaceuticals since the adoption of the Doha Declaration by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001. Brazil has long reserved this right under its own laws, although previously it has been hesitant to actually use the power, preferring instead […]

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    Los Países Andinos deciden diseñar una política regional sobre acceso universal al medicamento

    Sunday, October 5th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: The Andean Health Organism – Hipólito Unanue Convention (ORAS-CONHU) — the health cooperation agency that brings together the four Andean Community (CAN) member states (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru) with two former CAN members, Chile and Venezuela — has decided to formulate a regional policy guaranteeing universal access to medicines.  The policy should […]

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    Tackling HIV/AIDS Among LAC Children

    Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

    Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) still has much work to do regarding HIV/AIDS among children and pregnant women.
    That was one of the lessons drawn from the recent WHO/UNAIDS/UNICEF report on the state of HIV/AIDS interventions. For example, among the Caribbean states the average of pregnant women that receive treatment with antiretrovirals to prevent […]

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    Progress Toward MDGs in Sanitation in LAC

    Sunday, August 17th, 2008

    One of my first posts here on The Temas Blog concerned the 2006 World Health Organization (WHO) progress report on reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) regarding drinking water and sanitation. So it’s probably fitting as I approach the second anniversary of the The Temas Blog to be discussing the latest update just released […]

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    Progress Toward MDGs in Water in LAC

    Saturday, August 16th, 2008

    One of my first posts here on The Temas Blog concerned the 2006 World Health Organization (WHO) progress report on reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) regarding drinking water and sanitation. So it’s probably fitting as I approach the second anniversary of the The Temas Blog to be discussing the latest update just released […]

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