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Robin Cook's Foreign Body Highlighted in The Economist

Aug 25, 2008
August 2008 – Author and Wilson Center Board of Trustees Member Examines Medical Tourism in Newest Novel

UNAIDS Releases 2008 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic

Aug 01, 2008
August 2008 – New UNAIDS report presents HIV/AIDS data on 147 countries, the "most comprehensive review of the epidemic to date."

Dialogue Interview with Frederick Burkle

Jul 23, 2008
July 2008 – Frederick Burkle, Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar, describes the security and medical support measures needed in the wake of complex emergencies.

U.S. Senate Passes PEPFAR Reauthorization Bill

Jul 17, 2008
July 2008 – U.S. Senate approves extension of the President's Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to a budget of $48 billion over the next five years.

China's Earthquake and Natural Disasters: Meeting the Needs

Jul 02, 2008
China's Sichuan Province incurred many casualties following the massive earthquake in June. The disaster also shed light on environmental and infrastructure problems in China. Several recent meetings were held on these issues, one on public health flaws after natural disasters and the other on China's cement industry.

New Rapid Test for Drug-Resistant TB Made Available in Developing Countries

Jul 01, 2008
July 2008 – Coalition of health organizations introduces initiative to distribute new multi-drug-resistant TB tests.

Article by Frederick Burkle Featured in Disaster Medicine Journal

Jun 16, 2008
Frederick Burkle, Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar, describes the impact of public health emergencies on disaster management in new Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness article.

Dialogue Interview with Mary Olive Smith

Jun 10, 2008
June 2008 - Mary Olive Smith discusses the burden of obstetric fistula and her documentary film, A Walk to Beautiful.

WHO Releases 2008 World Health Statistics

May 21, 2008
May 2008 - New WHO statistics indicate that mortality from non-communicable diseases is significantly increasing worldwide, surpassing infectious disease mortality rates.

World Bank Announces New African HIV/AIDS ‘Agenda for Action'

May 16, 2008
May 2008 – New World Bank HIV/AIDS agenda shifts approach from emergency response financing to strategic, long-term programming.

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