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Treating men at high risk for HIV makes economic sense, says Stanford study

Eran Bendavid says the results of his work are a departure from a previous study. Earlier research found giving preventative drugs to large groups of gay men at high risk for HIV was not cost-effective when compared with other commonly accepted programs.

Researchers call for policy, aid and innovation to help world’s poorest

Bill Gates spoke to a Stanford audience about the importance of foreign aid and product innovation in the fight against chronic hunger, poverty and disease in the developing world. FSI senior fellows Larry Diamond, Jeremy Weinstein, Paul Wise and Walter Falcon share their own ideas about how to secure the most fragile nations.

Global economic woes make universal access to AIDS drugs unlikely, analysis shows

Universal access to lifesaving AIDS drugs — a United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal that officials hoped to accomplish by 2010 — would require a staggering $15 billion annual investment from the international community at a time when the economic downturn is challenging continued funding for relief efforts, according to a new analysis by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

The Dedicated VAT Solution

The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, co-chaired by former Clinton White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles and former Republican Senate Whip Alan

Eran Bendavid uses the first Rosenkranz Award to study the effects of U.S. health care investments in Africa

With his $100,000 prize, Eran Bendavid will spend the next two years figuring out how U.S. money spent on malaria and HIV programs in the sub-Saharan region translated into better health for women and their children.

Program spending to increase adherence: South african cervical cancer screening.

Abstract 

Background

Adherence is crucial for public health program effectiveness, though the benefits of increasing adherence must ultimately be weighed against the associated costs. We sought to determine the relationship between investment in community health worker (CHW) home visits and increased attendance at cervical cancer screening appointments in Cape Town, South Africa.

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