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Physicians signing letter to Uganda President on anti-homosexuality bill include former Vice President, now UN’s envoy for HIV in Africa

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The letter from physicians, researchers and academics explaining the science of sexual orientation and the impact of laws criminalizing homosexuality that appeared as a full page ad in a Uganda newspaper last week went directly to Uganda President Yoweri Museveni today, with the endorsement of 14 organizations (including the IDSA Center for Global Health Policy, which […]

Making PEPFAR, mourning Andrew Hunter, the cost of hepatitis treatment, assessing the damage of Uganda’s antigay law . . . We’re catching up and looking back

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Making PEPFAR – By rolling out large scale HIV treatment and prevention programs in countries that lacked resources to take on the global epidemic on their own, PEPFAR reversed a trend of sinking life expectancies “and likely saved some countries — even an entire continent — from economic ruin,” Harold Varmus writes in this essay, […]

Nigerian health, human rights groups to legislature: Rescind anti-gay bill

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Saying Nigeria legislators’ passage of the “Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill and other Related Matters” last week violates the country’s constitution as well as human rights, groups and individuals in the country are calling on legislators and President Goodluck Jonathan to consult with civil society organizations and the and the nation’s commission charged with protecting […]

Ugandan anti-homosexuality bill makes this International Human Rights Day a time to look at health impacts of homophobic landscapes

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The Ugandan Parliament speaker’s promise to present his country with the “Christmas present” of a revived anti-homosexuality bill has led, in turn to a revived interest in the human rights landscape of that country, three years after the bill with its death penalty provision for “aggravated homosexuality” was first announced. The most recent attention, with […]

Southern African organizations respond to Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill, more “MARPs” in Uganda? . . . And updates from the U.S. Military HIV Research Program

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African civil society urges veto of Uganda anti-homosexuality bill: Thanks, but no thanks, a partnership of more than 60 southern African civil society groups is saying to the “Christmas present” of a revived anti-homosexuality bill that Uganda’s parliament speaker is promising to pass before the end of 2013. If the bill becomes law it will […]

Sign here, and here . . .

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You can lend your name to these causes in this all-action petition edition of What We’re Reading . . . Stop Nigeria’s “Jail the Gays” bill: The most recent anti-gay legislation on its way through Nigeria’s legislature would sentence gay couples who try to marry or live together to up to 14 years in prison, […]

The Zero Declaration, stigma remains while funding flows, and more

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The Zero Declaration: This was posted in July on the eve of the 19th International AIDS conference, and its call is still open  –  “to focus the world’s struggle against tuberculosis  on achieving zero TB deaths, zero new TB infections, and zero suffering from TB.” You can sign on as an individual or as an […]

Uganda poised to reconsider anti-gay bill

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The government of Uganda is re-opening discussion around the Anti-Homosexuality Bill that triggered an international outcry among civil rights groups, physicians and public health experts, and the U.S. Congress in early 2010. The legislation, originally proposed to the Ugandan Parliament by David Bahati in September of 2009, would impose life imprisonment or the death sentence […]

UNAIDS Country Coordinator for Uganda Discusses HIV Situation

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This post is by the Global Center’s Rabita Aziz Musa Bugundu, the UNAIDS country coordinator for Uganda, spoke with global HIV/AIDS advocates yesterday at an event sponsored by the Global Health Council about the current HIV situation in Uganda, making several suggestions about the best ways to move forward. Bugundu spoke at length about successes in […]