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May Global Health Readings – #2

This research letter builds off of the landmark trials in Haiti and South Africa around 2000 that demonstrated the ability to use ART in low-resource settings without issue, now showing that GHESKIO (admittedly one of the best AIDS providers in the country) had mortality among its patients similar to that of US patient cohorts at the inception of ART. A nice confirmation of what has been seen in practice, and also a useful demonstration of when mortality groups (most at the initiation of ART, suggesting that many patients presented with severe AIDS).

A cogent piece from Roger Glass of the NIH Fogarty International Center, discussing the difference between urgent and important global health problems, and the role his institution plays in building infrastructure to address both.

This press release from MSF reports their pulling out of the World Humanitarian Summit, essentially out of concern that the summit will not put appropriate levels of pressure on states, which they (correctly) note are responsible for many of the present humanitarian crises in the world.

These are the summary figures from the IHME’s new report on global health funding (or development assistance for health, DAH). They are the definitive source for this information (and for the global burden of disease information) – worth noting, Gates-funded.  Very brief, and very informative.

Finally, the annual Kaiser poll to the US public health this year is notable for an increased focus on other international issues over global health; increasing partisan divides on the US role in global health; and a diminished awareness of global health issues. Perhaps not surprising given the eventful last several months we have had.
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