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New HIV/AIDS Buffer Stock Service for Africa

Here's an idea that's easy to like: Set up a warehouse in Johannesburg stocked with AIDS drugs that can be shipped on an emergency basis to virtually any country in Africa when treatment program runs out of supplies.

Building better evidence for health: GDN takes action with $5.9 million call for proposals

The Global Development Network has recently released a call for proposals to promote innovative health programs in the developing world. This $5.9 million project will generate much-needed impact evaluations and cost-effectiveness analyses of health-related programs from the developing and transition world with an aim to accumulate a body of rigorous, empirical evidence that can inform the decisions of national policymakers and international donors.

Health Affairs enters the blogosphere

Health Affairs has just launched a new blog to bring their hallmark policy discourse online. We welcome the additional voice in the conversation, and hope that their blog - like their journal - thoughtfully addresses many global policy issues in addition to domestic ones.