Tag Archives: Health Policy Project

Thanks for listening, PEPFAR, but could you come a little closer? Civil society members answer questions on HIV response planning

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Analysis finds gaps, opportunities, and appreciation as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief opens door to local advocates, implementers, and affected populations On paper, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief guidance for country and regional planning in 2015 seemed to open a new era, as the document released last February instructed PEPFAR […]

Mapping health facilities supports accountability, saves lives

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Do countries have accurate information on where health facilities are located? The following is a guest post from Anita Datar of Health Policy Project, telling how answering that question is essential to good governance, health system performance, and emergency responses, and why competent, accurate mapping and updating of Master Health Facility Lists is still a […]

Universal health coverage requires quality healthcare access for stigmatized populations

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The following is a guest post by Ron MacInnis, Deputy Director for HIV, Health Policy Project, Futures Group, Arin Dutta, Senior Economist, Health Policy Project, Futures Group and Andrew Zapfel, Policy Analyst, Health Policy Project, Futures Group In order to celebrate progress and hold leaders accountable, the global community has recognized December 12th as Universal […]

Nothing about us without us: The evolving role of PEPFAR in community engagement

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The following is a guest post by Ron MacInnis, Deputy Director for HIV, Health Policy Project, Futures Group. This month, while working with PEPFAR programs in West Africa to raise awareness on issues such as gender and sexual diversity and their significance in HIV epidemic dynamics, I was reminded by civil society organization leaders of […]

PrEP for sex workers in Kenya, HIV and contraception research, Uganda a gay-friendly tourist destination? . . . We’re reading about approaches with promise

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State to buy sex workers HIV prevention drugs – This article, topped by a photo that tells its own story, backs into the description of a promising plan unpromisingly (“Kenyan taxpayers will have to part with approximately Sh4 billion [4 billion Kenyan shillings] annually to provide sex workers with a daily HIV and AIDS prevention […]

Why maps matter: Delivering the right HIV services in the right place at the right time

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In the third phase of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief, strategic planning is more urgently needed than ever. The following is a guest post by Anita Datar of the Health Policy Project on the role of geographical information systems in that planning. By Anita Datar, MPA, MPH, Health Policy Project A subtle […]

Study sets out to capture pediatric antiretroviral treatment costs, improve planning

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Earlier this month we posted an interview with Ambassador Deborah Birx on a new partnership aiming to expand pediatric antiretroviral treatment access in Africa. The following is a guest post from Ron MacInnis, Sarah Alkenbrack and Sara Bowsky with the Health Policy Project about work to strengthen that effort with reliable data. By Ron MacInnis, […]

A look at AIDS 2014: Stigma and discrimination pose barriers to accessing health services

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Science Speaks covered AIDS 2014 with live coverage and guest posts and is continuing this week with insights on issues raised during the week. The following post is by Laura Nyblade, of Health Policy Project, RTI International MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA —Nearly every plenary speaker at the International AIDS Conference last week, from political leaders to scientists […]

AIDS 2014: Financing the new global HIV treatment vision – advocacy and economics

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The following is a guest post from Arin Dutta, Senior Economist, and Ron MacInnis, Deputy Director for HIV, Health Policy Project, Futures Group   MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Here at the 2014 International AIDS Conference, UNAIDS has put forward a vision for global HIV treatment – “ 90-90-90 by 2020 “ – 90 percent of those […]

The Voice of Public Health Leadership Globally: Marginalized

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The following is a guest post by Ron MacInnis, Deputy Director for HIV. By Ron MacInnis WASHINGTON, DC — My visit to Uganda last month – and meetings with many dedicated health professionals and HIV advocates – left me with concerns about the direction of the country’s HIV response and about the continued impact of […]