Issues / Health
There are some people in the world's wealthy countries who forecast that 2005 will be a decisive year for Africa.
If the "war on terror" is beginning to look increasingly like the cold war, then President George W. Bush's fiscal year (FY) 2005 foreign-aid request will not change that impression.
Africa and AIDS activists say the Bush Administration's pledge to expedite its approval process for low-cost, generic anti-retroviral drugs by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will really slow delivery of drugs to those suffering while undermining the authority of the United Nations and World Health Organization.
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study is the most reliable estimate to date of Iraqis killed in the 18 months after the March 2003 invasion.
As the full extent of the destruction and death the tsunami wrought in South Asia becomes clear, significant aid pledges are finally pouring in.
The recent South Asian tsunamis devastation has already claimed at least 144,000 lives, caused countless injuries and wiped out entire villages. Concern now turns to the escalating death count caused by the spread of disease.
With annual lending to Latin American countries surpassing $8 billion annually, the IDB has significant influence over the region’s economies.
Now, the hard work begins of pressuring leaders, including Bush and Congress, to make the actual content of U.S. proposals match the G8 summits lofty rhetoric.
he appointment of a former top executive of a major U.S. pharmaceutical company and major Republican contributor as President George W. Bush's global AIDS co-ordinator has stunned and outraged AIDS experts and activists.
Iraq demonstrates that the new U.S. approach to humanitarian action is unsustainable.