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04 May 2012 description
report Voice of America

The battle against HIV/AIDS has received more donor funding than most other diseases combined. Many tens of billions of dollars has been spent in the more than 30 years of the epidemic. The amount of funding has raised concerns among some that attention is being taken away from other killer diseases. Now, a new study says that’s not the case.

The 6 year study took place at health clinics in Rwanda.

03 May 2012 description
report AllAfrica

The debate within the global health community about the impact of dedicated HIV/Aids funding on general public health services has been taken a step further with a study showing that funding dedicated to HIV/Aids does not undermine health funding for other diseases.

A six-year long study in Rwanda published in the May 2012 issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, found that when rural health clinics expanded Aids services, these efforts had no adverse effects on other types of health care.

23 Jan 2012 description
report Inter Press Service

By Miriam Gathigah

NAIROBI, Jan 20, 2012 (IPS) - A growing number of African countries are making significant progress towards eradicating extreme hunger and poverty. Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and South Africa are some of the countries that have made tremendous achievements towards achieving these goals.

21 Sep 2010 description

21 Sep 2010 22:46:30 GMT

Source: Reuters

* Stronger ownership needed by developing countries

* Germany's Merkel says governance, rights important

* More investment needed in sectors that help women (New throughout)

By Lesley Wroughton and Missy Ryan

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (Reuters) - African leaders said on Tuesday they could do more to meet U.N. goals to slash extreme poverty and urged stronger leadership among developing countries to tackle hunger and disease and attract investment.

A special session of the U.N.