Monthly Archives: April 2017

Stockouts among obstacles to TB/HIV treatment monitoring, training evaluation finds

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Training may have supported care outcome improvements In South Africa, where in 2014 an estimated 6,8 million people were living with HIV, and where an estimated 450,000 people became sick with tuberculosis that year, healthcare providers equipped to meet their needs are stretched thin, and training to help nurses manage patients who are infected with […]

Hepatitis preventable, treatable, beatable, but its toll is increasing, WHO report shows

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In a report documenting multiple missed opportunities to detect, treat, cure, and prevent transmission of hepatitis B and C viruses, the World Health Organization recently released its first global estimates of the impact of the infections, showing their toll in 2015 exceeded deaths caused by HIV, and was comparable to the number of deaths caused […]

On World Malaria Day we’re reading about a disease that highlights health system and service gaps, and why that matters more than ever

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The road ahead to malaria eradication – As CDC Malaria Branch Chief Patrick Kachur notes here, today’s theme of “End Malaria for Good” is catchy, but, if one is to take it seriously, requires a look at the threats to controlling, let alone eliminating the disease in areas where resources have remained limited. The continued […]

Science supporters take calls for evidence, investment, progress to streets around the world

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From the rain-soaked National Mall in Washington D.C., to cities across the United States and around the world, on the streets of Cape Town, Kampala, Lagos, Accra, Madrid, London, Geneva, Seoul, Mexico City, Munich, Rio and Rome, and cities across Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, marchers in about 600 events globally stood up for […]

Project’s goal: End malaria for all

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The following is a guest post by Brittany Iskarpatyoti, MPH On World Malaria Day 2015, MEASURE Evaluation called for a global commitment from public health workers to address gender in anti-malaria programming and policies and build up data systems to measure and respond to gender inequities in malaria outcomes. Two years later, gender’s role in malaria programs […]

Community-based and comprehensive, response to HIV among people injecting drugs in Athens reversed climb in new cases

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Before 2011, when HIV infections among people who injected drugs in Athens, Greece rose suddenly and steeply, the epidemic of the virus in that country was classified as a low-level one; affecting less than 1 percent of the general population, and less than 5 percent of any of the populations at greatest risk. In the […]

Mark Wainberg, 1945-2017

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The HIV community lost a leader and a champion with the death of Dr. Mark Wainberg Tuesday. The chair of the HIV Medicine Association, a producer of this blog, released a statement recognizing some of Dr. Wainberg’s contributions today, which we share here: The HIV community is deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss […]

We’re reading about pandemic preparedness (or lack thereof) and why global health is local health

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Cutting collaborations will not put “America first” – This commentary in Nature by a Syrian pulmonologist whose 2001 Fogarty funded research advanced understanding of a health-impacting trend in his country and in the United States, highlights the cross border benefits of the Center’s international scientific collaborations more directly and succinctly than anything I’ve read so far. […]

CUGH 2017: Global Health Security Agenda confronts the inevitable and the unknowns in disease threats, responses

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Consider four disaster scenarios acknowledged to have the potential for catastrophic impacts on humanity — an asteroid hit . . . continued unchecked global warming  . . . a nuclear holocaust . . . a global pandemic. Until recently, the most immediate of these received the least attention, former head of Management Sciences for Health […]

CUGH 2017: The lessons of global health come home in Fogarty fellow stories, questions, plans

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One fellow went to Chile to track a parasite that spreads disease from dogs to humans . . . Another investigated the social networks that could improve HIV outreach in India, another found links between pollution and heart disease that affect people worldwide, including in the United States . . . As Fogarty turns 50 […]