Global Health

May 30th, 2012

Aid Works

NEW YORK – The critics of foreign aid are wrong. A growing flood of data shows that death rates in many poor countries are falling sharply, and that aid-supported programs for health-care delivery have played a key role. Aid works; it saves lives. One of the newest studies, by Gabriel Demombynes and Sofia Trommlerova, shows [...]

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Small investments in improved health of the poor have a remarkable return in reduced morbidity and mortality. While the developed economies grapple with health systems that cost several thousand dollars per person per year and often spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a treatment to eke out an additional few months of life, outlays [...]

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A new report in the medical journal The Lancet shows a sharp decline in child mortality rates in 14 African villages taking part in the U.N.-backed Millennium Village Project.  Project officials say the findings are evidence that tackling several development goals at the same time using simple, low-cost solutions is vital for successful development. In [...]

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Villages taking part in a project aimed at helping Kenya achieve Millennium Development Goals on Tuesday reported a decline in the number of child deaths.  According to a new report published in medical journal The Lancet, the child mortality reduction in the Millennium Villages shows an improvement in health indicators. Integrated approach It says the [...]

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Death rates among children under five at the Millennium Villages – set up in Africa to demonstrate what is possible if health, education, agriculture and other development needs are tackled simultaneously – have fallen by a third in three years compared with similar communities, according to the project’s first results. The villages, the brainchild of [...]

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There is a hidden revolution at work that can transform the lives of a billion of the poorest people on the planet. The dream of health for all, even the poorest of the poor, can become a reality because of recent breakthroughs in technology and health systems. Scientific results that our Millennium Villages Project team [...]

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Below is a presentation I made at the Durban AIDS Conference in 2000, calling for a new global fund to fight AIDS and other diseases.    

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It’s mid-morning in the Tiby Millennium Village in Mali. Winds from the desert are gusting across the parched landscape. Rokia, a community health worker in the village, sits with a young mother in a spare courtyard of the household. Gently she asks the key questions: “How are your children today?” “Are the bed nets in [...]

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Today should be a matter of celebration, but this World Aids Day is instead an occasion of deep alarm.  The celebration should come in looking back a decade to the 2001 launch of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria.  Millions of people are now alive today on antiretroviral treatment  –  and hundreds [...]

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November 25th, 2011

Washington Leaves Millions To Die

The wonder of our world is that scientific knowledge is now so powerful that we can save millions of children, mothers, and fathers from killer diseases each year at little cost. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria has mobilized that knowledge over the past decade to save more than 7 million lives [...]

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