Bill Gates announced today that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will provide $168.7 million to PATH for its Malaria Vaccine Initiative to develop vaccines for malaria-a disease that kills thousands of African children every day.

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It is 30 years since the Alma Ata Declaration on primary health care, (PHC). Beginning today, health experts will convene in Kampala to discuss Uganda's progress in PHC. Dr. Herman Kyabaggu, one of the conference organisers, speaks to Irene Nabusoba about the evolution of PHC and what the conference is about.

  • September 24-26, 2008
  • New York, NY

The Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting convenes a diverse group of approximately 1,000 world leaders to examine today's most pressing global challenges and transform that awareness into tangible commitments to action.

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  • New York, NY

GHP was a sponsor of the Africa America Institute (AAI) 24th Annual Awards Gala, congratulating H.E. Armando Emílio Guebuza, President of Mozambique, who accepted the AAI African National Achievement Award on behalf of the people of Mozambique in the evening’s program.

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This week in New York, former U.S. President Bill Clinton hosts the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting, bringing together world leaders, celebrities, CEOs and scholars to discuss pressing global issues.

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This week, a group of leading organizations are joining together to help give moms and dads around the world tools and information to help their newborns survive. PATH (a Seattle-based nonprofit), Save the Children, and Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health will commit to create and distribute a "Better Beginning for Babies" kit.  Their goal is to raise at least $20 million over five years and reach 2 million newborns, and set the stage for a much larger and more ambitious global movement.

When members of parliament from 13 countries across east and southern Africa gathered in Kampala last week to deliberate on health issues affecting the continent, one thing that came out forcefully was the health of mothers and children.

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The neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) represent some of the most common infections of the poorest people living in the Latin American and Caribbean region (LAC). Because they primarily afflict the disenfranchised poor as well as selected indigenous populations and people of African descent, the NTDs in LAC are largely forgotten diseases even though their collective disease burden may exceed better known conditions such as of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, or malaria.

Grameen Bank of Bangladesh is teaming up with Pfizer in a project designed to extend affordable healthcare through private insurance to the world’s poor.

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To tackle the twin problems of affordability and corruption, Dfid launched the Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA) in May to increase transparency in the regulation, procurement, distribution and sales of drugs in developing countries. The objective of MeTA, formed with the WHO, the World Bank, the pharmaceutical industry, governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) is to drive down the cost of drugs - in line with the eighth millennium development goal.