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Elusive and crucial, data bring accountability and results in global health

A friend from MEASURE Evaluation at Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, sent this video along following the recent Measurement and Accountability for Results in Health Summit, convened by USAID, the World Bank, and the World Health Organization. This is MEASURE Evaluation’s 3-minute take on what they discussed and why progress depends on knowing […]

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Cuba starts AIDS-free generation, Nigerian state launches oxymoronic HIV law, Mozambique sheds colonial homophobia — but has a way to go, and more . . . we’re reading about policies, health and human rights

WHO validates elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphillis in Cuba . . . and Cuba validates universal health care . . . In 2013, two babies were born with HIV in Cuba, and five with syphilis, according to this announcement from the World Organization. Home to more than 11.2 million people, Cuba became […]

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ShangRing: WHO approval of second nonsurgical circumcision device sets stage for accelerated access to HIV prevention measure

Latest device approved for use on adolescents, broadening scope of low-cost intervention Call it “VMMC,” for voluntary medical male circumcision, or the current, and more concise “MC” for medical circumcision, by any name, removing men’s foreskins has been proven to lower their risks of acquiring HIV through vaginal sexual intercourse by as much as 60 […]

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ShangRing: WHO approval of second nonsurgical circumcision device sets stage for accelerated access to HIV prevention measure

Latest device approved for use on adolescents, broadening scope of low-cost intervention Call it “VMMC,” for voluntary medical male circumcision, or the current, and more concise […]

Tuberculosis

Large-scale study underscores value of routine Xpert testing on TB, MDR TB case finding

A study of more than 100,000 patients with suspected tuberculosis at 18 sites across India showed that routine testing using Xpert molecular technology rather than the […]

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XDR-TB patient in U.S. highlights global reach of infectious disease

While health officials seek fellow passengers, researchers seek a vaccine If an argument is needed against prioritizing United States medical research dollars simply on the basis […]

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Elusive and crucial, data bring accountability and results in global health

A friend from MEASURE Evaluation at Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, sent this video along following the recent Measurement and Accountability for Results in […]