Archive for the tag "WHO"

Revelation, beat-up or “I told you so” moment? (09/06/08)

The WHO has declared an end to heterosexual AIDS outside of Africa, according to Jeremy Laurance, writing in The Independent. Laurance quotes Kevin de Cock, a thoughtful and honest scientist who happens also to head up WHO’s HIV division, as saying “It is very unlikely there will be a heterosexual epidemic in other countries [outside […]

Bill Gates: saviour or bully? Chapter 2 (04/03/08)

A couple of weeks back, I wondered whether the WHO’s railing against the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was just sour grapes. Last week, The Economist concluded that the wine has indeed turned to vinegar. One of WHO malaria overlord Arata Kochi’s complaints was that the Gates Foundation is becoming a monopoly, squeezing out discussion […]

The Gates Foudation – saviour or bully? (19/02/08)

In a very interesting article the New York Times’ Donald McNeil describes the bad blood that is brewing between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the WHO. The Gates Foundation’s spending on health in developing countries dwarfs that of the WHO, and now the Geneva-based health cops are worried that they are losing their […]

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