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2011-08-15 19:01:00

GENEVA and MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Funding disbursements from donor governments for the AIDS response in low- and middle-income countries fell in 2010, dropping 10% from the previous year's level, according to an annual funding analysis conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), available at http://www.kff.org/hivaids/7347.cfm. The study found that donor governments disbursed US$ 6.9 billion in...

2011-07-04 12:54:13

In the early 2000s, the international aid community started to fund health programs through Global Health Initiatives (GHIs) which provide aid and support for tackling infectious diseases, and for implementing immunization programs against childhood diseases. However priorities set by GHIs and by governments are not always the same. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Globalization and Health uses 'agency theory' to examine the conflicts between donor and recipient...

2011-06-07 18:00:00

International coalition calls for clear actions from world leaders NEW YORK, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international coalition of scientists and activists today launched a common platform for ending the AIDS epidemic. Thirty years into the epidemic, as world leaders come together at the United Nations to recommit to a global AIDS response, the broad-based international coalition issued a statement calling for world leaders to support a rational, evidence-based approach to...

2011-06-03 03:51:00

LONDON, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cynthia Carroll, Chief Executive of Anglo American, and Sir Richard Branson, Founder and Chairman of the Virgin Group, presented the inaugural Frontline Heroes for Health award at the 10th Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Awards Dinner, in New York. The co-sponsored award recognises leadership in community healthcare and was this year presented to Kgomotso Kwenje and Dr Gilbert Khosa who co-manage the Bhubezi...

2011-05-22 00:02:20

Who would have estimated that AIDS killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2005 thus making it one of the most destructive pandemics that the world has ever seen so far. This pandemic had prompted OrawellUSA to release a Oral HIV 1&2 test kit. There are a number of ways by which this pandemic can spread and each individual has to be very careful. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 20, 2011 Who would have estimated that AIDS killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2005...

2011-05-19 18:13:00

Guidance must be followed with clear steps toward implementation and accountability OAKLAND, Calif., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) is encouraged by the release of new Technical Guidance on Combination HIV Prevention for men who have sex with men (MSM) from the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC). Designed to be used by Country Missions executing the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the guidance...

2011-04-22 00:00:30

Vista LifeSciences has developed and introduced a new clinical/mobile health management system to support HIV/AIDS treatment and management in Lesotho, Africa through collaboration with the U.S. President's Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The Vista mHealthâ“ž¢ system allows medical workers to ensure quality and continuity of care by using mobile technology to access electronic records for HIV/AIDS patient assessments and interventions. More than 20,000 patient...

2011-04-18 18:12:00

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was released today by the U.S. Agency for International Development: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO) "While we are disappointed in the news from the FEM-PreP study, funded by PEPFAR through USAID, other research on pre-exposure prophylaxis is underway. This is the nature of scientific research; some failures lead to other successes. We will continue to work with our colleagues in...

2011-03-10 07:30:00

PITTSBURGH, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its subsidiary Matrix Laboratories Limited has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for its New Drug Application (NDA) for Zidovudine Tablets, 100 mg. The NDA is based on the reference listed drug Retrovir® Tablets, by ViiV Healthcare. This pediatric antiretroviral (ARV), the first of its...

2011-03-07 15:56:55

The doors to a specialized pediatric HIV/AIDS outpatient clinic in Tanzania opened today in Mbeya, the region with the second highest HIV/AIDS prevalence in the country. While Tanzania, home to about 1.4 million people with HIV/AIDS, has made significant strides in HIV/AIDS treatment, pediatric care continues to be a key area of need. It is estimated that there are currently 140,000 children in Tanzania living with HIV/AIDS. Only 8 percent of these children are currently receiving...