YAKAWLANG, BAMIYAN PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN - NOVEMBER 16, 2003. The MSf team prepare to leave the compound in Yakawlang to drive to the Dagah clinic, an hour drive away. MSf has been operating in Afghanistan for over 20 years. The main challenge to provide healthcare in the remote part of the country is isolation and security.
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Jeanie Yoon, a physician with Doctors Without Borders, writes about the positive effects of antiretroviral treatments on AIDS patients in Zambia. She worries that Congress' proposed cuts will threaten Secretary Clinton's vision of an "AIDS-free generation."
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton champions a U.S.-led global effort to thwart HIV/AIDS, even as the Obama administration pursues trade policies that critics warn will curtail access to life-saving drugs.
In a highly promoted speech at the National Institute of Health, Secretary Clinton calls on the world to create the first "AIDS-free generation" by using antiviral drugs, condoms, circumcision, and other approaches to stem the spread of HIV.
A four-year test of drugs to treat a widespread parasitic disease called kala azar is announced by the governments of India and Bangladesh, Doctors Without Borders, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative and other groups.
A four-year test of drugs to treat a widespread parasitic disease called kala azar is announced by the governments of India and Bangladesh, Doctors Without Borders, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative and other groups
Nathan Ford, medical director for Doctors Without Borders, warns that with too much focus on developing a malaria vaccine, the global donor community might forget about the standard preventative measures (such as mosquito netting and spraying) that still need to be funded until a vaccine is 100 percent effective.