Leading Web Resource for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria Information Now Available in French, Spanish, Russian, Hindi and Simplified Chinese

    GlobalHealthReporting.org provides journalists and others across the globe
    with up-to-date global health statistics, overviews, country-specific
    information and the latest news

    MENLO PARK, Calif., June 6 /CNW/ -- Updated daily with the latest
information on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria,
GlobalHealthReporting.org a free website for global health news, reports and
data is now available in French, Spanish, Russian, Hindi and simplified
Chinese. This free website is operated by the Kaiser Family Foundation with
major support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
    As the amount of information on HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria grows, staying
abreast of the latest news, statistics and reports becomes increasingly
challenging. GlobalHealthReporting.org is designed to help journalists and
others cut through the wealth of information to efficiently search the latest
and most accurate news and facts about global health.
    "Through GlobalHealthReporting.org, we're able to get the latest health
news and developments to journalists and others in many of the hardest-hit
regions of the world," said Kaiser Family Foundation President and CEO Drew E.
Altman, Ph.D.  "With our resources now available in multiple languages, the
power of that information is magnified."
    With portions of the website now available in six languages, more
journalists, as well as researchers, policymakers and NGOs across the globe
can access the information, which includes:

     (*)    Current regional and global statistics on HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria
          including the number of new cases and people living with the
     (*)    An overview of the three diseases and frequently asked questions.
     (*)    Language-specific and region-specific reporting guides on HIV/AIDS
          which provide glossaries and basic facts, and address the challenges
          of reporting on HIV/AIDS, treatment and prevention strategies, and
          global financing efforts.
     (*)    Country spotlights for more than 60 countries, providing a snapshot
          of the diseases' impact, recent news stories and resources, with
          other countries added on a bi-weekly basis. (Provided in English
     (*)    Country-level data on HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and other emerging
          health problems such as avian flu, displayed in color-coded maps and
          charts are available on the companion website,
          GlobalHealthFacts.org. (Provided in English only).
     (*)    Daily summaries of news from around the world (featured in the
          GlobalHealthReporting.org Weekly TB and Malaria Report), links to
          new reports, webcasts from key global health organizations and a
          calendar of upcoming events related to HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and
          health journalism. (Provided in English only).

    Sign up to receive free weekly email alerts with updates about what's new
in global health and the weekly news summary report, the
GlobalHealthReporting.org Weekly TB and Malaria Report, at
http://www.GlobalHealthReporting.org/email. We also encourage you to forward
this notice to others who might be interested in GlobalHealthReporting.org and
invite you to include a link to GlobalHealthReporting.org from your
organization's Web site. Linking instructions can be found at

    The Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating
foundation dedicated to providing information and analysis on health care
issues to policymakers, the media, the health care community and the general
public. The Foundation is not associated with Kaiser Permanente or Kaiser

For further information:

For further information: Robin Sidel of Kaiser Family Foundation, 
+1-202-347-5270, rsidel@kff.org Web Site: http://www.kff.org                 

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