Tag Archives: Rwanda

Fauci: No excuse for HIV treatment wait

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Dr. Anthony Fauci was remembering when he knew virtually all of his AIDS patients would die within months. He was recounting the bitter frustration of being trained to be a healer, and having no recourse. He was talking about “one of the greatest accomplishments in the history of medicine,” that in the three decades since […]

A little human rights analysis, a little funding news, a little traditional medicine . . . We’re reading a little of everything on global HIV frontlines

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Access to HIV prevention in Rwandan prisons: Rwanda’s post-genocide government recognized the importance of meeting the needs of the nation’s poorest and most vulnerable populations and built the right to health into its 2003 Constitution. This is all looking like good news, especially as the article goes on to describe how prisoners with HIV in […]

Cross-Continent Collaboration Seeks to Bolster Pediatric HIV Care

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When Gilbert Tene, a Rwandan pediatrician, first examined Joseph, the 9-month-old baby boy had acute pneumonia and severe failure to thrive. His short life had already been marked by repeated episodes of illness—fevers, diarrhea, coughs. He was severely malnourished, weighing only about 12 pounds, and could not sit steadily by himself. His diagnosis: advanced HIV […]

An End to the Vertical Vs. Horizontal Debate?

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For decades, global health experts, policymakers, and others have been debating the merits of disease-specific initiatives versus broader efforts to strengthen health systems. It’s the old the vertical vs. horizontal argument. No one has settled that debate. But maybe we should stop asking that particular question. Or at least start asking some new ones.  “It’s not a […]

The question of universal access for TB patients

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This live blog is from the Pacific Health Summit in Seattle, a three-day meeting that opened Tuesday night. Its focus is the global response to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. In the world of HIV/AIDS, a long rallying cry has been universal access for treatment. Now it’s coming to the world of TB – and likely for other […]