Category Archives: HIV

What we’re reading: How critical efforts to build infectious disease capacities worldwide could be diminished, and why that matters

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CDC to cut back disease work in foreign countries – Even as U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Global Affairs Director Garret Grigsby expounded on the need for increased investments in worldwide public health emergency preparedness, the Wall Street Journal was detailing plans at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  “to scale […]

What we’re reading: Who?! for WHO goodwill ambassador? new routes to UNAIDS data and the costs of fighting, neglecting HIV

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Director General rescinds Goodwill Ambassador appointment – These days we’ll take what we can get in good news for global health progress. So while the bad news is that World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the astonishing selection of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe for WHO Goodwill Ambassador for noncommunicable diseases in Africa, the […]

We’re reading how arguments for cuts to health and science spending don’t add up

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Trump’s unethical aid cuts – Yes, in real dollars the United States spends more on foreign aid than other countries, but in relation to U.S. gross national income, it falls far short of paying its fair share. This piece by Princeton bioethics professor Peter Singer debunks the Trump administration’s justification for the foreign aid spending cuts […]