Monthly Archives: September 2016

Congress passes bill supplying temporary government funding, long-awaited Zika money

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Two days ahead of the deadline for money to keep the government running, and 218 days after the White House called for emergency dollars to fight the spread of Zika virus, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a spending resolution Wednesday answering both needs. The continuing resolution that passed the House by 342-85 vote, and […]

Zimbabwe study sees TB go down as HIV treatment coverage goes up

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If national health programmers and policy makers are looking for reasons to put into practice World Health Organization recommendations that all people with HIV have access to immediate antiretroviral treatment, a study from Zimbabwe supplies one more: As the numbers of people accessing HIV treatment went up in that country, the numbers of reported tuberculosis […]

Review: Opioid substitution therapy access with HIV care improves antiretroviral treatment outcomes for people who inject drugs

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From starting treatment, to sticking with it, to suppressing virus, from the United States to Ukraine, services that support dual needs of people who inject drugs and live with HIV pay off, a look at 32 studies spanning two decades finds A systematic analysis of studies examining the impacts on antiretroviral treatment goals of access to […]

A Global Fund minimum, monitoring antiretroviral treatment, expanding HIV care capacities and confidence . . . We’re reading about doing more, with more

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Global Fund Communities and NGO Delegations three calls – The delegations representing communities and on-the-ground organizations at the launch of the 5th replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria reminds donors who have not yet pledged their contribution to the next three years of responses that $13 billion is not a […]

UN General Assembly recognizes antimicrobial resistance as global public health threat

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Declaration flags resistance to antibiotics, including for TB treatment, as “greatest and most urgent global risk” Emphasizing imperatives to strengthen local health surveillance and service capacities worldwide, for biomedical research and development driven by evidence and needs, and for collaborations between human health, veterinary, and environmentally related disciplines, the member nations of the United Nations […]

Antimicrobial resistance takes center stage

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Forum explores global and diverse causes, challenges, impacts, of dwindling treatments for infectious diseases NEW YORK — On the eve of the first gathering of world leaders confronting the worldwide and growing threat of infections resistant to existing medicines, Professor Ramanan Laxminarayan of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy emphasized the opportunity the moment […]

UN access to medicines panel seeks to reconcile business of health with right to health

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A United Nations panel’s report released last week examining barriers between medicines and the people who need them traces the divergence of two paths over the previous century: one towards a recognition of human rights to health, and the other toward industries’ rights to profit from their innovations. The results of those divergent paths, the […]

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria raises $12.9 billion for next three years

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Launch of 2016 replenishment of funds to fight three diseases comes close to goal, exceeds 2013 donations The $12.9 billion in donations to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at the launch of its fifth replenishment Saturday puts the international charity effectively within reach of its $13 billion goal and reflects increases in national […]

Leaders launch “a super-fast-track framework for ending AIDS among children, adolescents and young women by 2020”

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It all comes down to math, science, policies, people on the ground and resources to support them Global health leaders gathered on Capitol Hill Wednesday to announce a new set of HIV response goals and to say with an increasingly familiar blend of optimism and realism that while the work that is needed to stop […]

Investigation finds evidence sexual transmission of Ebola sparked new outbreak in Guinea more than a year after survivor’s recovery

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Persisting virus in survivor’s semen apparently remained infectious 470 days after symptoms began Case underscores value of enhanced surveillance, improved diagnostic, care and outbreak response capacities, authors say The Ebola outbreak in Guinea had been declared over in December 2015, more than three months earlier, this last March when health officials investigating three recent deaths […]