Opinion: Republican Delay on AIDS

This New York Times editorial discusses an important bill to increase American spending on AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis around the world.

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Glaxo Scientist's "Aha" Moment May Result in Malaria Vaccine

Drug researcher W. Ripley Ballou remembers the moment he realized that GlaxoSmithKline Plc's experimental malaria vaccine might save millions of lives.

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PEPFAR Allocates $1.4M for HIV/AIDS Initiatives in Vietnam

The U.S. embassy in Vietnam on Tuesday announced that President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief will allocate $1.4 million to three HIV/AIDS initiatives in Vietnam, the Thanh Nien News reports.

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National task forces strategise on river blindness control in Africa

The annual meeting of National task forces for Onchocerciasis (river blindness) Control is underway to review progress in the battle against one of the neglected tropical diseases.

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Bush urges Congress to pass AIDS funds

President George W. Bush urged Congress on Wednesday to approve funds to fight AIDS in Africa and other countries, and said the issue was high on his agenda for a Group of Eight summit in Japan.

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Study finds people with HIV living longer

People with HIV in the developed world are no more likely to die in the first five years following infection than men and women in the general population.

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New rapid tests for drug-resistant TB for developing countries

People in low-resource countries with multidrug-resistant TB will a diagnosis in two days instead of the standard two to three months thanks to two new initiatives unveiled by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Stop TB Partnership, UNITAID and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND).

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Supporting Uganda's kids

A U.S. based foundation — in collaboration with Uganda’s Ministry of Health and the United States Agency for International Development (USAid) — has launched guidelines on how to start and implement children’s HIV/Aids support groups.

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Rwanda: Communities Set to Tackle Child Killer Diseases

Kabeho Mwana, which means "life for a child", is a program which aims to reduce child mortality by making life saving preventive and curative services available to every child.

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Natural Disasters Raise Health Concerns

A cyclone in Burma, flooding after a devastating earthquake and aftershocks in China, and rising waters in America's Midwest. In addition to death and destruction, natural disasters can cause widespread disease.

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