Also In Global Health News April 29
Mozambique Seeking Global Fund Money for Malaria
Mozambique has requested $180 million from the Global Fund to Fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria to help combat malaria during the next five years, according to the South African Press Association/News24.com. The money would be used for sprayings, insecticide-treated nets and better diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Between 2007 and 2008, the number of reported cases of malaria in the country has decreased from 6 million to 4.5 million, said Leonardo Chavane, spokesman for the Mozambique ministry of health, according to SAPA/News24.com (SAPA/News 24.com, 4/29).
Guardian Examines Health Challenges for HIV-Positive People in Uganda
The Guardian on Tuesday profiled challenges facing some residents of Katine, Uganda, who are living with HIV/AIDS. "Lack of food, unsafe drinking water, difficulty in accessing drugs, a lack of income generating activities and the stigma of having the virus" are some of the issues confronting HIV-positive people in the area, according to the Guardian. The article, part of the paper's Katine project, describes some of the efforts that aim to address these problems (Malinga, Guardian, 4/28).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.