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NewWWR

It’s the treatment, stupid . . . We’re reading why medicine is the best medicine for infectious diseases

Why Africa’s HIV crisis continues . . . – This opinion piece by Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson is troubling both in its assumptions and its glaring omissions. As a key Bush Administration advocate for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, Gerson is familiar with the conditions and challenges that have fueled the […]

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UngassDrug

UN Special Session on “the world drug problem” just says no . . .

Health and human rights concerns “considered” but not confronted in UNGASS drug policy document To leaders of global infectious disease responses and advocates of human rights, the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session on international drug policies represented an opportunity to correct a course of public health harm and failure set by a half-century […]

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GHTC2

Report proposes innovative approaches to spurring global health innovations

In 2003, a study published in the journal Nature told of a vaccine candidate that showed promise against Ebola when tried on monkeys. With funding or financial incentives, and the interest those might have prompted from large pharmaceutical companies, the next step would have been the development of the vaccine for use in humans, Dr. Peter Hotez of […]

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HIV

Draft of U.N. HIV political declaration released along with calls for comments

Zero Draft on the Fast-Track to End AIDS in the age of Sustainable Development calls for integrated approaches, attention to neglected, marginalized and excluded populations, sets […]

Tuberculosis

Health workers face tuberculosis risks up to three times those of general population, while infection control, worker protections lag

The devastation of the last two years of the Ebola crisis in West Africa was made all the more daunting by a predictable aspect of its […]

Research & Development

Report proposes innovative approaches to spurring global health innovations

In 2003, a study published in the journal Nature told of a vaccine candidate that showed promise against Ebola when tried on monkeys. With funding or financial incentives, […]

Policy

UN Special Session on “the world drug problem” just says no . . .

Health and human rights concerns “considered” but not confronted in UNGASS drug policy document To leaders of global infectious disease responses and advocates of human rights, […]