Archive for the tag "health policy"

Stigma soup: HIV testing at the borders (28/10/10)

Can you protect your nation from HIV by testing immigrants for the virus? Even the United States now thinks that’s a daft idea; it finally dropped its HIV testing requirements for immigrants earlier this year. Now South Korea has followed suit, sort of. The country will drop HIV testing for some, though it has announced […]

Maybe RICH countries need to spend more on nurses (07/04/08)

Rich countries must stop sucking nurses and doctors away from the poor countries that need them most, declared a recent editorial in The Lancet. Everyone agrees that it’s not a great thing to drain nursing and medical skills from countries where a quarter of adults are infected with a fatal virus that manifests itself though […]