Currie, Donya
November 2009
Nation's Health;Nov2009, Vol. 39 Issue 9, p24
This section offers news briefs on world health as of November 2009. Data released by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) showed a continued decline in the death rate for children younger than 5 years old in 2008. The growth of the African mosquito net industry following the success of a U.S. Agency for International Development-funded program was reported by the Academy for Educational Development. The status of funding for AIDS/HIV treatment was investigated by Doctors Without Borders.


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