Anthony Dunnett founded International Health Partners as a way to donate drugs to provide acute care to regions suffering from humanitarian disasters, writes Andrew Jack. He soon discovered there was as great a need to provide support for more structural chronic treatment to many entire countries. In the past three years, his fledgling UK-based charity has channelled drugs and other medical supplies given by 80 companies to treat more than 4m patients. Now it is starting to respond to the need to tackle longer term underlying health problems.

A UN summit called to rev up the war on global poverty raised a total of roughly 16 billion dollars, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said here Thursday. "We have full commitment from many countries in pledges to help the world's poor, around the 16 billion dollars mark," he told reporters at the close of the day-long summit called to review implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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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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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.