The UK government and the world's largest pharmaceutical companies today committed to work together to improve access to medicines for the world's poorest countries.
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Richard Kogan is a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities, specializing in federal budget issues, including aggregate spending, revenues, surpluses and deficits, and debt. He is also an expert in the congressional and executive budget processes and budget accounting concepts. He served for twenty years on the staff of the Committee on the Budget of the U.S.
Today's New York Times has a very interesting article (free registration required) describing the success of an initiative in Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland to eradicate malaria in 40,000 square mile area.
A four year study of a pneumococcal vaccine in the Gambia, published today's The Lancet (free registration), finds that the vaccine reduced childhood mortality by 16 percent in children who received the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.
Dr. Lee Jong-wook, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) said:
CGD senior fellow, Steve Radelet and MCC CEO Paul Applegarth were featured guests on WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi show on Monday, March 21. The show provided a public platform for discussion about the MCC approach, the pace of its progress to date, and how the MCA fits into broader U.S. policy towards the developing world.
We have decided to launch the report of the Center for Global Development Working Group, "Making Markets for Vaccines", on World Health Day, April 7th 2005.
We've been lucky to get some great speakers for the event. The line-up so far includes: