Monthly Archives: September 2010

What We’re Reading

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3pm – Just announced: The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) is now the first patent-holder to share intellectual property with the Medicines Patent Pool. The pool is a recently-established initiative – funded by UNITAID – to expand access to treatments in developing countries. The announcement is here. Ken Mayer – co-chair of the Center’s […]

2nd Global Forum on TB Vaccines concludes, looks to the future

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The following post is by Annmarie Leadman, Director of Communications at the Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation and Babs Verblackt, Associate Communications at TuBerculosis Vaccine Initiative – TBVI. Christine Sizemore of the U.S. National Institutes of Health called on the TB vaccine research field to challenge dogma and to think outside the box as scientists […]

Live webcast of hearing on PEPFAR – Wednesday Sept. 29

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Wednesday morning, September 29, the controversy over the Obama approach to funding AIDS programs will get a full airing during a congressional hearing on U.S. global AIDS policy.  At 9:30 a.m., the House Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold a hearing entitled “PEPFAR: From Emergency to Sustainability and Advances Against HIV/AIDS,”  in room 2172 of the Rayburn House […]

Clinical research fellows educate lawmakers on value of global HIV/TB programs

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Eleven current and former Fogarty International and Doris Duke clinical research fellows made their way to Capitol Hill Thursday for congressional office visits with key legislators. The Center for Global Health Policy staff escorted the group to meetings with the offices of 15 policymakers. The fellows highlighted their research experience abroad through the Fogarty and […]

TB vaccine advocates assess efforts to raise TB vaccine support

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The following post is by Annmarie Leadman, Director of Communications at the Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation, and Babs Verblackt, Associate Communications at TuBerculosis Vaccine Initiative – TBVI Knowledge about the global tuberculosis epidemic is misunderstood and will only change with greater understanding of the disease, said TB advocates during a facilitated discussion on TB […]

What We’re Reading

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The ONE campaign has launched a campaign to ensure that by 2015, no child is born with HIV (campaign video accompanies this post). Erin Hohlfelder has a great post on the ONE blog explaining how we can accomplish that goal. Alanna Shaikh discusses the “corporatization of global health” on the End the Neglect blog this week. […]

In Nepal, a new TB challenge

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KATHMANDU, Nepal – In a walk-up doctor’s office, off a busy street in Kathmandu, Dr. Dirgh Singh Bam sees patients every day in relative anonymity. His walls, though, reveal a history of being in the limelight: plaques and ribbons and framed photographs covering every inch, highlighting Dr. Bam’s efforts in leading Nepal’s TB control program […]

Rob Hecht talks prevention: Thoughts on UNAIDS data showing HIV prevalence decline

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Dr. Robert Hecht is Principal and Managing Director at Results for Development Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that works on health, development, and education issues. He is editor of the just-published “Costs and Choices: Financing the Long-Term Fight Against AIDS,” an aids2031 project. Hecht spoke with John Donnelly about the recent UNAIDS report that showed […]

Film shows effort to massively ramp up HIV testing in Kenya

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In the lead up to this week’s MDG Summit, health experts discussed integration of HIV/AIDS programs with other health programs at a special event in Washington, DC.  David Hoos, MD, of Columbia University’s International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP), one of the largest PEPFAR implementers, spoke on the panel, which was sponsored […]

Tackling TB to reach MDG targets: The promise of new vaccines

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The following is a guest blog posting by Peg Willingham, the Senior Director of the Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation. World leaders are meeting at the United Nations in New York this week to discuss the ambitious global poverty reduction agenda set forth in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  With five years left in the timeline […]