Tag Archives: Zimbabwe

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 […]

Report from Maputo: Snapshots of TB/HIV efforts in Zambia, Zimbabwe

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Zambia:  TB Control Pilot generates recommendations In 2010 a Human Rights Watch report charged the Zambian prison system with severe overcrowding, gross human rights violations and conditions that perpetuate infectious diseases, notably tuberculosis. The report led to a partnership between the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan […]

Catching up: TB talk show, Addictophobia, the gap between sex worker data and reality, and the first to go

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In the lull following AIDS 2012, Science Speaks is catching up on reading — and watching — pieces that came out in the days before and during the conference. Tuberculosis and HIV: Protecting the Vulnerable: “People fear TB more than HIV,” says a young Ugandan woman who survived the disease and now works with young […]

A Resurgent HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Zimbabwe?

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Peter Navario, of the Council on Foreign Relations, has this interesting piece on the Huffington Post today about the potential for a new wave of HIV in Zimbabwe. “As the economic and political turmoil in Zimbabwe begins to ebb, a resurgent HIV epidemic looms as the next crisis to threaten the beleaguered nation,” Navario writes. […]

A hopeful look at HIV prevention

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When it comes to the strategies of preventing HIV/AIDS, many say the world has failed. They point to daunting numbers from last year: an estimated 2.7 million new HIV infections, while 1 million were put on treatment. The race is still being lost, and it’s common to hear now that countries can’t treat their way […]

Global Center Hosts Zimbabwe's Dr. James Hakim at Health Policy Forum

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    Zimbabwe’s health care infrastructure had been in a state of slow decline for more than a decade, and then experienced a near-total collapse over the last year, said Dr. James Hakim, chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Zimbabwe, College of Health Sciences. This comes as the strife-torn country has […]