The European Union is failing to prioritise health and education in its plans for spending aid in poor countries, according to a new study, which also found that the EU appears to be using development aid to promote Western political and commercial interests, rather than to alleviate hardship. Alliance2015, a coalition of anti-poverty networks, contends that the EUs lack of focus on health and education will put the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in jeopardy.
Four years ago President George W. Bush launched a multi-billion dollar campaign to meet a severe and urgent crisis abroad.
UNICEF report says progress made, but more needed to prevent the deaths of more than 1.5 million children under five each year
South Africa's Department of Correctional Services set the record straight on Friday about it being in the dark over the impact of HIV/AIDS on prison inmates. Dismissing reports that the number of HIV-positive prisoners remained unknown to officials, the department's deputy commissioner for communications, Manelisi Wolela, said the facts had been misconstrued.
ROME, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Each day, millions of people worldwide continue to be hungry and malnourished, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization has said in its annual hunger report.
A new study documents for the first time the devastating exodus of doctors from Africa and the Caribbean to four wealthy English-speaking nations, the United States, Britain, Canada and Australia, which now depend on international medical graduates for a quarter of their physicians.
Attempting to treat millions of HIV patients in developing countries is a noble goal that humanitarian organizations will probably eventually achieve. Currently, however, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Clinton Foundation are making costly errors concerning the number of treated patients and the price of drugs. These inaccuracies encourage the belief that more widespread treatment is possible. This in turn leads to unsustainable programs. Moreover, the organizations' imprecise numbers for treatment and drug pricing are encouraging the use of low-quality, insufficiently tested drugs to fight HIV. This will result in misery for those not sustained by treatment and exacerbate drug resistance problems for all who are HIV positive.
The Mobile Clinic International Forum - Advancing Access to Healthcare convened by the International Medical Exchange, Inc. and Mobile Health Consultants and co-sponsored by the Medical Research Council, Telemedicine Research Unit. This historic educational event for healthcare professionals and health policy-makers will be held at the Denver (Colorado) Convention Center from April 15-17. The event is being planned as a satellite meeting at the annual meeting of the prestigious American Telemedicine Association (ATA).
Womens Rights in the Fight against HIV/AIDS
The HIV/AIDS epidemic, which continues to devastate mostly the world's poorer nations, has increased the rate of mortality and slowed population growth, according to a new U.N. report released Thursday.