Tag: AIDS

Integration: An Effective and Efficient Global Health Approach

| April 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
Integration: An Effective and Efficient Global Health Approach

Imagine addressing HIV/AIDS, malaria, and diarrhea in a single intervention.  Policymakers would be pleased at having integrated services in health plans and, more importantly, patients would receive well-rounded health care provisions.  In fact, a recent study in Kenya has done just this, proving to the global health community that this is a better approach to health interventions within a country.

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Using Mobile Phone Networks to Combat Infant HIV

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
Using Mobile Phone Networks to Combat Infant HIV

By Cameron Johnstone Maternal & Child Health Columnist Mobile phones hold great promise for aiding global health interventions. According to a World Health Organization research report, with the number of worldwide mobile phone plans approaching five billion, “the use of mobile and wireless technologies to support the achievement of health objectives (mHealth) has the potential […]

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Bullying the Boss? Compulsory Licensing for Antiretroviral Drugs in Brazil and Thailand

| October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
Bullying the Boss? Compulsory Licensing for Antiretroviral Drugs in Brazil and Thailand

By Shaira Bhanji Global Health Finance Columnist Underdeveloped, HIV-burdened regions of the world have the potential to make strides toward better survival outcomes, but they lack key resources. Simple antiretroviral drugs such as Efavirenz and Kaletra have been shown to lower deaths from HIV/AIDS by as much as 84 percent, yet the prices of these […]

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