Tag Archives: women

An HIV-positive mother’s plight in Zambia

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The Center’s Rabita Aziz describes a visit to Livingstone General Hospital’s antiretroviral therapy (ART) ward in Zambia during a recent Congressional delegate trip to Africa. In a dark room so small and cramped that the door won’t even close, Ndabila Singango, a provincial clinical mentor employed by the Center for Infectious Disease Research of Zambia (CIDRZ), tests […]

Protecting Young Women through Empowerment

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The Interagency Youth Working Group worked with USAID to sponsor a meeting yesterday entitled “Protecting and Empowering Adolescent Girls: Evidence for the Global Health Initiative.”  The meeting featured a series of presentations from leaders in the global health field, which aimed to identify factors contributing to girls’ vulnerability to HIV and reproductive health risks, as well […]

Guest post: Laura Hoemeke on women and health

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Laura Hoemeke is Director of Strategic Communications at IntraHealth International, based in Chapel Hill, N.C. This post follows a discussion Monday at Aspen Institute on women’s health. The Aspen Institute’s Ministerial Leadership Initiative panel discussion on Women and Health taught, or maybe reminded me, of three important lessons, among countless others. First, as Dr. Susan […]

Ambassador Verveer Hosts Forum on Gender Integration and HIV

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The Global Center’s Christine Lubinski and David Bryden attended a State Department forum on HIV and gender Thursday. Here’s their report: “HIV has a woman’s face.”  That statement was part of Melanne Verveer’s opening remarks Thursday at a State Department forum. Verveer, the Obama  Administration’s ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, highlighted the now well-known facts […]

Further budget analysis from Global Center

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Yesterday we received more information about the budget proposal from President Obama.  There are some new details, such as his proposal to flat-fund US backing for the Global Fund.  His proposal does not add up, I am sorry to say, and it is not consistent with the Hyde-Lantos legislation the President co-sponsored last year.  Why […]

Protecting Women Against HIV Infection

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If you tuned in to NPR this morning, you probably heard Brenda Wilson’s story on the latest efforts to develop a pill or gel to protect women against HIV infection. The piece highlights the frustration that more concrete progress has not been made. It has inspired a lively discussion from listeners posting comments on NPR’s website. Click here to listen […]