Daily Archives: July 10, 2009

House Panel Nixes Needle Exchange Ban, Senate Sets Funding for Global HIV/AIDS and TB

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A key House subcommittee has called for lifting the ban on funding for needle-exchange programs, a significant step forward in the hard-fought battle for evidence-based treatment of HIV/AIDS. Disease experts, particularly those who specialize in treating HIV/AIDS, have long argued that the ban on needle exchange unnecessarily impeded HIV/AIDS prevention efforts. Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., […]

Riding the Wave of Student Interest in Global Health

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Maybe it’s Bono and George Clooney. Maybe’s it’s Facebook and Twitter. Maybe it’s the never-ending news reports about SARS or swine flu. Whatever the reason, universities across the US are seeing a surge of interest in global health studies. And they’re responding by expanding programs that teach students, in a multi-disciplinary fashion, about improving public […]