CGD held a fascinating lunchtime discussion earlier this week with "scientist morphed into journalist" Helen Epstein, about her new book, The Invisible Cure: Africa, the West, and the Fight Against AIDS.
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*This post is co-authored by Michael Bernstein
Last week, the New York Times reported on recent findings that the combination of one inexpensive antibiotic pill each day and sleeping under an insecticide-treated mosquito net can reduce the incidence of malaria by 97 percent in HIV-positive children in Uganda. If the results hold up to further analysis and critical review, this study can be understood as further support for the proposition that a combination of malaria interventions can do substantially better against malaria than any single intervention by itself.
Should Thailand sign a bilateral Free Trade Agreement with the U.S.? That would be a tempting idea to any Thai who works for a firm selling to the U.S. market. And Thai consumers would value the reduction in the prices of U.S. imports to Thailand.
A new article in Nature, Malaria breakthrough raises spectre of drug resistance: Yeast engineered to produce potent drug, manages to simultaneously announce exciting scientific progress that will reduce the cost of artemisinin combination therapy (ACTs) for malaria while addressing the potential impact on drug resistance in the same breath :