Articles by Jeremiah Norris

An Easterly Aid Wind Blows Out of Canada

In 2000, the then-Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, succeeded in passing a unanimous Resolution in support of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These ambitious aims called for, among other things, halving world poverty by 2015. Then,... Read More

new who

Why ... in so shallow a cup! The Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) is set to select a successor to Dr. J. W. Lee for the post of Director General. During the period November 6-8, thirty-four... Read More

The Coming Economic Pandemic in AIDS Treatment?

The World Health Organization (WHO) initiated a scale-up on global AIDS treatment in December 2003. At the time, it announced its goal to have three million patients under antiretroviral (ARV) therapy by the end of 2005 (so-called "3 x 5"... Read More

Brazilian Trade Games

Brazil says it can no longer afford to import AIDS drugs for its highly praised nationwide treatment plan. It has threatened to break drug patents unless foreign manufacturers slash costs. Under World Trade Organization rules, a nation can use this... Read More

What's Mine is Mine; What's Yours is Negotiable

A drug manufacturer in a country that does not recognize drug patents has pioneered a new concept. The Indian-based pharmaceutical firm Cipla has now secured a patent... on products already under patent. Cipla's Joint Managing Director declared to Reuters... Read More

The World's Largest Un-Scientific Clinical Trial

Recent developments suggest the world's preeminent global health organization is conducting the world's largest un-scientific clinical trial. The drugs and treatment guidelines it is recommending for poor nations raise troublesome questions. On May 27, the World H Read More

"Poor Quality Means Poor Access"

According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), there are approximately 41 million people around the world infected with HIV, of which some 6 million are in need of immediate treatment through antiretroviral drugs (ARVs). However, only... Read More

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