World AIDS Day 2006

World AIDS Day - 1 December 2006


Financial Times "Business and AIDS" survey

- Survey contents

- Financial Times editorial

- A new mood of cooperation [re: pharmaceutical companies], Andrew Jack (refers to Abbott, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Roche)

- In need of a new source of funds, Andrew Jack (refers to American Express, Armani, BroadReach Healthcare, Gap, Motorola)

- An ever wider gap, Andrew Jack (refers to L'Oreal)

- Technology to the fore, Andrew Jack (refers to Anglo American, De Beers)

- The risk of epidemic dawns [China], Angelica Wiederhecker (refers to Bayer, Lafarge, Merck, Standard Chartered)

- India: A threat to economic ambition, Jo Johnson

- A problem with patriarchal society [Russia], Isabel Gorst (refers to Sual, Wimm Bill Dann)

- A partnership for Health [So. Africa], Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin Group and Mark Dybul, ambassador for US Global Aids Coordinator (refers to Anglo American, Virgin Group)


Tata Group receives UNAIDS award

Tata Group bags 'Civil Society Award' from UNAIDS


Cipla, Ranbaxy to cut paediatric antiretroviral drug prices to $60/year for poor countries in deal with Clinton Foundation

- Cipla, Ranbaxy To Cut Pediatric Antiretroviral Drug Prices Ahead of World AIDS Day Under Deal With Clinton Foundation, Kaiser Network Daily Reports [USA]

- Clinton Foundation press release: President Clinton Announces Breakthroughs in HIV/AIDS Treatment for Children -- 3-in-1 Pill for less than $60 Annually and 45% Price Reductions for other Pediatric Drugs


Drug firms failed to reach new agreement on wide access to HIV/AIDS medicines in poor countries, says union head

Pharmaceutical Industry Fails in Developing Industry-Wide HIV/AIDS Initiative, International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions

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1 December 2006

A partnership for health [So. Africa]

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Business and AIDS: A new mood of co-operation [re: pharmaceutical companies]

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Business and AIDS: A problem with patriarchal society [Russia]

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1 December 2006

Business and AIDS: In need of a new source of funds

Author: Andrew Jack, Financial Times

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1 December 2006

Business and AIDS: Technology to the fore

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Business and AIDS: The risk of epidemic dawns [China]

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India: A threat to economic ambition

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