Research on Children Affected by HIV/AIDS; Analysis of U.S. Aid to Africa; Canadian Visa Application Revised; Updated Global Fund Treatment Data
Horizons Report, Population Council: The newsletter's theme is psychosocial support for children and includes research from Rwanda and Zimbabwe showing how operations research informs programs supporting children affected by HIV/AIDS (Population Council, Horizons Report, June 2005).
- "U.S. Foreign Assistance to Africa: Claims vs. Reality," Brookings Institution: The analysis, written by Susan Rice of the Brookings Institution, says that although U.S. financial assistance to Africa has increased by 56% over the past four years, it has not tripled as President Bush has claimed (Rice, "U.S. Foreign Assistance to Africa: Claims vs. Reality," Brookings Institution, 6/27).
- "Important Changes to Canada's Application for a Temporary Resident Visa": The International AIDS Society and the Canadian government have announced an updated application that no longer requires disclosure of HIV status, easing restrictions for HIV-positive visitors to the country during the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto in August 2006 (IAS Web site, June 2005).
- "Global Fund Programs Continue Rapid Expansion of Treatment and Services": The newly reported data from the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria show that Global Fund-financed programs have supported antiretroviral treatment for 90,000 new people over the past six months. A total of 220,000 HIV-positive people currently are receiving treatment through Global Fund-supported programs (Global Fund release, 6/29).