The finance ministry, headed by Arun Jaitley, has ordered the cut in spending overriding the protests of the health ministry at a recent meeting, according to Reuters.
low-income, lower-middle-income and upper-middle-income countries. To galvanize resources, Fast Track calls for renewed commitment and innovative financing. Lower and middle-income countries will need to increase their domestic investments in HIV.
“This marks a turning of the tide, a transition from infections to neonatal conditions, especially those related to premature births, and this will require entirely different medical and public health approaches.”
Experts are now debating whether the funding balance needs to be adjusted to concentrate more on building general health systems in poor countries so they can withstand health crises like Ebola.
Over half the infants exposed to treatment for the PMTCT or as infant prophylaxis had resistance to drugs in the non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) class.
The Countdown to 2015 report released confirmed that fewer than half of the 75 countries studied would meet the target to reduce the deaths of children under the age of 5 by 2/3rds by next year.
Benta and Ezekiel Awino have brought their 9-month-old baby, Ronny, to Rongo District Hospital in Western Kenya for an HIV test.
This week holds the opportunity for us to show that we are serious about having a world where no child is born to die.
Kasaigi, who was among 56 midwives from 17 countries nominated for the award, accepted the award at the 30th Triennial ICM Congress in Prague.
Based in Buwenge Hospital in Jinja District, the midwife was recognised for her expertise in helping revive babies who have trouble breathing at birth.