At a satellite session on Sunday, a striking statistic was reported by the humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Frontieres: in one of its ARV treatment programs, 60 percent of project costs are going toward the treatment of 10 percent of patients. Why? After several years on standard ARV treatment regminens, many patients will inevitably develop resistance to the drugs and require newer ones.
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Fred Bergsten of Institute for International Economics is pushing for creation of a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific Region (FTAAP) -- a plan B to get the world back on track given the faltering Doha Round (See today's Financial Times column.) An FTAAP with the U.S., Japan, and China and the 18 other current members of
The World Health Organization has launched a new report, Taking Stock: Health worker shortages and the response to AIDS (.pdf), which states that the "reasons for the health workforce shortage include poor pay and conditions, lack of training and migration." Among other things the report praises "ethical recruitment" -- a euphemism for "rich countries should not tell African women about the lucrative nursi
The MCC is in final negotiations with El Salvador, one of two lower middle income countries (LMICs) deemed eligible in FY2006. Over the last year, we've heard bits and pieces of feedback from NGOs on the ground. Together with a review of the actual proposed compact (pdf), here's what I think is worth watching and discussing:
After four days of official speak, diplomatic handshakes and business card swaps at the International AIDS Conference in Toronto, I decided to take a stroll through the Global Village, the open-to-public forum for exchange of information about AIDS as it really affects people.