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Global health briefs October 2010
September / October 2010 | Volume 9, Issue 5
UN releases HIV/AIDS report
“Towards Universal Access: Scaling up priority HIV/AIDS interventions in the health sector,” published by the U.N. and the WHO in collaboration with international partners, reviews the progress made in 2009 in HIV prevention, treatment and care in low- and middle-income countries.
Climate influences malaria transmission
Researchers discuss how daily temperature fluctuations affect parasite infection and malaria transmission in recently published research conducted partly with Fogarty support.
Malaria control investment effective
The Roll Back Malaria Partnership has published a report “Saving Lives with Malaria Control: Counting Down to the Millennium Development Goals,” which confirms current global investments that include insecticide treated nets, indoor residual spraying and preventive treatment during pregnancy are saving lives.
Earth environment report released
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy delivered a report to Congress called “Achieving and Sustaining Earth Observations.” It outlines a strategic approach to strengthening government capacity to monitor our planet’s atmospheric, geologic and environmental systems that can protect life, natural resources and ecosystems.
Smallpox eradication lessons examined
Thirty years after a worldwide campaign officially eradicated smallpox, global health leaders from 33 countries gathered at a summer symposium, co-sponsored by Fogarty, to discuss applying best practices and lessons learned to current and future global health problems.
Global health agenda focuses on girls
“Start with a Girl: A New Agenda for Global Health,” published by the Center for Global Development, identifies priorities that include completing secondary school, delaying marriage and HIV prevention for adolescent girls.
Communicating research for policymaking
The European Union released “Communicating Research for Evidence-Based Policymaking,” a report that identifies priorities for developing dynamic communications strategies that make research findings compelling and useful and for policymakers.
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