This article belongs to the series: Good News: Change is Possible! Are we getting used to everything that is happening around us? What has to happen in order for us to be stirred, for us to jump out of our … Seguir leyendo
We are living in a moment where good news is not as frequent, and we usually do not tend to see these stories on the front page of the paper. In order to show that things can be different and … Seguir leyendo
Why do you think research into poverty-related diseases is important? Diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria constitute a serious problem at the global level. These diseases have a high prevalence rate and affect millions of people who live principally … Seguir leyendo
“Everyone living with HIV has the right to quality of life, whether it’s in Uganda, Peru or South Africa”
In the wake of the Global Fund Board’s decision to cancel the round 11 and exclude G-20 member countries from the list of recipient countries, Salud por Derecho has spoken with Javier Hourcade, Director of Amigos del Fondo Mundial Latinoamérica y Caribe (Friends of the Global Fund – Latin America and the Caribbean) and representative in the region of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, to get an idea of how the decision mentioned above would affect Latin America and the Caribbean.
Last week the results of the RTS,S phase III clinical trial, the largest test on children in Africa that has ever been done, were presented. These results point to the RTS,S vaccine against malaria reducing the risk of contracting the disease by 56%, and its reducing the risk of grave cases of malaria contracted by children between the ages of 5 and 17 months by 47%.
U.S. Manager of the Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines, Medecins Sans Frontieres/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF), and one of the speaker attending the Conference Challenges 2011.
“The same level of commitment that donors have shown with vaccines is extended to other global health problems” Seguir leyendo
We are living in developed countries in which all citizens have the right to basic health services. So that, often we forget it hasn’t been always like this, as well as it’s a right that is not recognised in many … Seguir leyendo
Human beings have the right to enjoy a physical and mental well being condition and to have at disposal the right mechanisms to restore this conditions in case of illness, injury or disease. So, the authorities are required to provide … Seguir leyendo
For most of people living in developing countries, right to health is part of our normal life. It is such an assumed reality that, sometimes, we do not even recognize it as an achievement of thousands of citizens that took … Seguir leyendo