Navigation Links
Congress Poised to Reauthorize Legislation Aimed at Dramatic Expansion of Global HIV and AIDS Programs
Date:2/7/2008

Draft bill corrects flaws in existing policy; Legislation has overwhelming support of large global AIDS coalition

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next week, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs will mark up the U.S. Global HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 - funding programs currently implemented under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). A coalition of more than 160 organizations representing advocates, service providers, researchers, academics, and students is calling for swift passage of the bill, which authorizes some $50 billion and seeks to create a "sustainable response" to the global AIDS epidemic.

Changes from existing law include provisions to increase flexibility for developing country prevention programs and increased support for efforts to address the vulnerability of specific populations, including women, youth, men who have sex with men and intravenous drug users - groups among which are found the highest rates of new infection. The bill provides increased technical and financial support for strengthening health systems and supporting training of health care workers; increases funding of scientific research for new vaccines, microbicides and other prevention technologies; and calls for stronger coordination of efforts across U.S. agencies on HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria programs.

"We are delighted that this bill recognizes the importance of building a sustainable health care system in Africa," noted Paul Davis of HealthGAP. "Right now, there are more Ethiopian doctors in Washington, D.C. than in Ethiopia. UNAIDS projects that 427,000 new health care workers are needed to achieve universal access. The U.S. should train at least one-third of the new health care workers needed and help build the capacity of impoverished nations to respond to their internal health crises and move from emergency to sustainability."

By increasing funding for global AIDS
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Jewish World Service
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. TriWest Sponsors Congressional Medal of Honor Convention
2. Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis Launches Aggressive Ad Campaign Directed at United States Congress
3. AOA President Calls on Congress to Reauthorize SCHIP and Take Action to Ensure Health Care Coverage for All Americans
4. EDAP Launches Enhanced Communication Plans at SIU Paris Congress
5. World fertility experts to meet in Montreal - IVF and IVM patients to provide first-person accounts at 14th World Congress
6. Congress Poised to Add Millions of Uninsured Children to Successful, Bipartisan Health Plan
7. National Council on Disability Urges Congress to Support Americans with Disabilities Act Restoration
8. MUHC in the spotlight at the 14th World Congress on In Vitro Fertilization
9. Labopharm To Present Poster On Onset Of Analgesic Effect Of Once-Daily Tramadol At Congress Of The European Society Of Regional Anaesthesia And Pain Therapy
10. Health IT Now! Coalition Urges Congress to Pass Health Information Technology Bill This Year
11. Childrens Hospitals in Washington to Lobby Congress to Reauthorize SCHIP Now
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2015)... Bronx, NY (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... for 86 children and teenagers, from ages 6-18. Calvary’s Camp Compass® has taken place ... camp staff included 65 adult counselors, some of whom work for Calvary, and two ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... Consumers overwhelmingly prefer to have ... Surgery, according to a new survey that also offers insight on why that ... – which reflects views on cosmetic medical treatments and ratings for 10 specific ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... Plaza OBGYN in ... MonaLisa Touch® , an innovative vaginal health laser procedure that prevents and resolves ... treatment for atrophic vaginitis, a condition that causes vaginal dryness, pelvic discomfort, painful ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... With former IBMers among its ... disciplines since its inception more than 35 years ago. A pilot program begun by ... teachers - and, not just those intent on pursuing careers in these fields. The ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... Nelson, D.O., has joined its medical management team as an Associate Medical Director. ... all sizes and types in the U.S. and abroad. , Dr. Nelson ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Calvary Hospital Hosts 18th Annual Bereavement Camp 2Health News:Calvary Hospital Hosts 18th Annual Bereavement Camp 3Health News:Survey: Consumers Prefer ASDS Members 2Health News:Survey: Consumers Prefer ASDS Members 3Health News:Houston's Plaza OB/GYN Now Offering the MonaLisa Touch® 2Health News:Houston's Plaza OB/GYN Now Offering the MonaLisa Touch® 3Health News:Inmar Announces Program to Fuel Student Passion for STEM – with an Unconventional Twist 2Health News:Dr. Brent Nelson Joins WorkCare, Inc., as Associate Medical Director 2Health News:Dr. Brent Nelson Joins WorkCare, Inc., as Associate Medical Director 3
... (LTR) at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans ... million contract over seven years by the National Cancer ... Epidemiology and End Results) Program-designated cancer registry. There are ... States., "The SEER Program is the most authoritative source ...
... if therapeutic anticancer vaccines, which are designed to boost ... developed. For example, the viruses used to deliver the ... targeted by the patient,s immune system, inducing neutralizing and ... by Michael Morse, at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, ...
... By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Aug. ... to fashion a therapeutic vaccine that appears to attack a ... required tumor-fighting immune response in early human trials, but only ... urged caution. "They were able to generate an immune ...
... N.C., Aug. 2 - Merz Pharmaceuticals today announced that ... has approved Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA), a botulinum toxin type ... or blepharospasm. According to an epidemiology study conducted in ... cervical dystonia and blepharospasm, is estimated at 295 per ...
... able to significantly reduce the radiation dose associated with ... one day dose optimization workshop provided by the Royal ... supported by the local state health department, according to ... Journal of the American College of Radiology (www.jacr.org). ...
... A study in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal ... age male infants are easier to arouse than females during quiet ... no significant gender differences in arousability. The results suggest that ... may not reflect a pre-existing vulnerability involving arousal responses. Results ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:LA Tumor Registry at LSUHSC awarded $12 million SEER contract by NCI 2Health News:LA Tumor Registry at LSUHSC awarded $12 million SEER contract by NCI 3Health News:Vaccine Shows Some Promise Against Advanced Cancers 2Health News:FDA approves Merz Pharmaceuticals' Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) for the treatment of cervical dystonia and blepharospasm 2Health News:FDA approves Merz Pharmaceuticals' Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) for the treatment of cervical dystonia and blepharospasm 3Health News:FDA approves Merz Pharmaceuticals' Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) for the treatment of cervical dystonia and blepharospasm 4Health News:SIDS surprise: Study finds that infant boys are more easily aroused from sleep than girls 2Health News:SIDS surprise: Study finds that infant boys are more easily aroused from sleep than girls 3
(Date:9/1/2015)... SPRINGDALE, Ark. , Sept. 1, 2015 NOWDiagnostics Inc., ... completed its acquisition of ZBx Corporation of Canada ... to its vision of a world where people have ... NOWDiagnostics manufactures and sells a line of unique blood-based ... simple-to-use, highly accurate tests for a variety of ailments ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... 1, 2015 UT Southwestern Medical Center President ... members joined U.S. Representatives Michael C. Burgess , ... discussion on the 21 st Century Cures Act, ... considered by the United States ... Academy of Sciences members, department chairs, center directors, and ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... Sept. 1, 2015  Results from an interim analysis ... that 5g of idarucizumab enabled emergency surgery to ... treated with dabigatran (Pradaxa ® dabigatran etexilate ... effect of dabigatran enabled patients to be urgently ... of 1.7 hours between administration of idarucizumab and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:NOWDiagnostics Inc. Acquires Canada's ZBx Corporation 2NOWDiagnostics Inc. Acquires Canada's ZBx Corporation 3U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D., hosts roundtable at UT Southwestern to discuss pivotal 21st Century Cures Act and future of biomedical science 2U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D., hosts roundtable at UT Southwestern to discuss pivotal 21st Century Cures Act and future of biomedical science 3U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D., hosts roundtable at UT Southwestern to discuss pivotal 21st Century Cures Act and future of biomedical science 4U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D., hosts roundtable at UT Southwestern to discuss pivotal 21st Century Cures Act and future of biomedical science 5New Analysis Shows Idarucizumab* Enables Rapid Initiation of Emergency Surgery in Dabigatran-Treated Patients 2New Analysis Shows Idarucizumab* Enables Rapid Initiation of Emergency Surgery in Dabigatran-Treated Patients 3New Analysis Shows Idarucizumab* Enables Rapid Initiation of Emergency Surgery in Dabigatran-Treated Patients 4New Analysis Shows Idarucizumab* Enables Rapid Initiation of Emergency Surgery in Dabigatran-Treated Patients 5New Analysis Shows Idarucizumab* Enables Rapid Initiation of Emergency Surgery in Dabigatran-Treated Patients 6New Analysis Shows Idarucizumab* Enables Rapid Initiation of Emergency Surgery in Dabigatran-Treated Patients 7New Analysis Shows Idarucizumab* Enables Rapid Initiation of Emergency Surgery in Dabigatran-Treated Patients 8New Analysis Shows Idarucizumab* Enables Rapid Initiation of Emergency Surgery in Dabigatran-Treated Patients 9
... in wake of AHA-presented data , ... a clinical trial suggesting rosuvastatin may lower the cardiovascular risk ... statin use in older adults, according to a national poll ... the online poll conducted by medical news site MedPage Today ...
... FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 25 Poniard,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... on,innovative oncology therapies, announced today that it will ... in order to allow,the Company to focus its ... product candidate, and to support the initial commercialization ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Dramatic JUPITER Findings Fail to Sway Prescribing Behavior, Poll Shows 2Dramatic JUPITER Findings Fail to Sway Prescribing Behavior, Poll Shows 3Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces Management Changes and Focus on Development and Commercialization of Picoplatin 2Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces Management Changes and Focus on Development and Commercialization of Picoplatin 3
... Right Solution For Your Tracheostomy Care Needs, ... tray features the latest components for efficient ... control task. Designed by clinicians, these latex-free ... each patient and caregiver. All of our ...
... Right Solution For Your Tracheostomy Care Needs, ... tray features the latest components for efficient ... control task. Designed by clinicians, these latex-free ... each patient and caregiver. All of our ...
... alternate care facilities with a wide ... offer the finest in nursing convenience ... guidance of experienced nursing personnel, these ... is required for efficient and quick ...
... alternate care facilities with a wide ... offer the finest in nursing convenience ... guidance of experienced nursing personnel, these ... is required for efficient and quick ...
Medicine Products: