Latin America

The George W. Bush Institute, the U.S. Department of State, Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, and UNAIDS announce new women’s health initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C., 13 September 2011—The George W. Bush Institute, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) will today announce Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon®, an innovative partnership to leverage public and private investment in global health to combat cervical and breast cancer — two of the leading causes of cancer death in women - in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

International Women's Health Coalition

The International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) is a nonprofit organization based in New York City that works with individuals and groups in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to promote women's reproductive and sexual health and rights

Leading Organisations Call For Recognition Of Palliative Care And Pain Treatment As Human Rights

The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance (WPCA) and different organisations from around the world will issue today a Joint Declaration and Statement of Commitment calling for the recognition of Palliative Care and Pain Treatment as Human Rights.

AFRICA: New-version Kaletra victory for MSF

JOHANNESBURG- A new version of the second-line antiretroviral (ARV) drug, Kaletra, began arriving in parts of West and Southern Africa this week, thanks to the efforts of the international medical charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).

Malnutrition causes economic loss, half of all child deaths

It has long been known that malnutrition undermines economic growth and perpetuates poverty. Yet the international community and most governments in developing countries have failed to tackle malnutrition over the past decades, even though well-tested approaches for doing so exist. The consequences of this failure to act are now evident in the world's inadequate progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and toward poverty reduction more generally.