AHF calls on China to intensify commitment on global AIDS.

The Global Fund is normally an application funded by wealthy countries that is made to provide financial assistance to developing countries that absence the resources to battle diseases and build up medical infrastructures. Because the founding of the Global Fund in 2002, China has contributed a mere $25 million to this program, while countries with significantly smaller economies, such as Germany and Japan, have contributed a combined total of over $3.5 billion. As the globe's largest economy second, China clearly has the assets to contribute a lot more to the Global Fund and the worldwide fight AIDS, said Terri Ford, Chief of Global Advocacy and Policy for Helps Healthcare Foundation. Beyond that, China should contribute because it is the correct move to make..

Edward W. Gregg, Ph.D., Yanfeng Li, M.D., Jing Wang, M.D., Nilka Rios Burrows, M.P.H., Mohammed K. Ali, M.B., Ch.B., Deborah Rolka, M.S., Desmond E. Williams, M.D., Ph.D., and Linda Geiss, M.A.1 Subsequent studies showed that microvascular and macrovascular problems could be substantially decreased with restricted control of glucose levels, blood pressure, and lipid levels in adults with type 2 diabetes.2-5 Collectively, these studies focused attention on diabetes as a public medical condition, with a course that could be altered by a combined mix of changes in clinical care , medical system , health promotion , and culture .6-8 These scholarly studies were accompanied by steady improvements in diabetes care, self-management behaviors, and risk-factor control and by the dissemination of brand-new, effective pharmacologic approaches and surgical procedure, such as for example statin use and coronary revascularization.8-10 Given these important trends, we assembled data on four sentinel indicators of diabetes-related morbidity and one indicator of diabetes-related mortality from nationally representative data systems to examine the way the spectrum of diabetes complications has changed in the past twenty years.