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116th Congress: House Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health gets four new Democrats, two new Republicans

With regional oversight of political relations with Africa, as well as oversight of international health and human rights issues and responses, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations is pivotal to informing Congress, policies and funding supporting action to control, contain and end the impacts of HIV, […]

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With promise to “eliminate the HIV epidemic,” and “defeat AIDS in America and beyond,” administration raises questions about policies

While plan will target 48 “hot spots” with services, and people at high risks with PrEP, will it change policies that fuel HIV? More details are available today on plans to “eliminate the HIV epidemic,” announced by the president in his State of the Union address last night, and while they raise new questions as […]

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PEPFAR partners reveal HIV prevention service cuts from expanded “Mexico City Policy,” as organizations endorse act to end its restrictions

“Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” policy, also known as the Global Gag Rule, is hitting services for young women the hardest, survey finds When the Trump administration State Department began to enforce a newly reinstated, and greatly expanded version of the restrictions on health information provided by U.S.-funded overseas organizations known as the “Mexico […]

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116th Congress: House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee gets new leader, four new Democrats, one new Republican

With a Democratic majority, the 116th Congress sees new leadership  of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, as well as five new subcommittee members — four Democrats, and one Republican. From a former deputy secretary for a state health department to a billionaire tech entrepreneur with a charitable family foundation, they bring diverse experiences […]

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HIV

With promise to “eliminate the HIV epidemic,” and “defeat AIDS in America and beyond,” administration raises questions about policies

While plan will target 48 “hot spots” with services, and people at high risks with PrEP, will it change policies that fuel HIV? More details are […]

Tuberculosis

WHO releases updated drug-resistant TB guidelines, removing toxic injectables from recommended treatments

With the release of a “pre-final text” of updated guidelines for treatment of multidrug- and rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis, the World Health Organization made official substantial changes to […]

Research & Development

Vaccinations begin in new Zika prevention trial

A trial to test the safety of, and immune response prompted by, the latest candidate for a vaccine to protect against Zika virus infection has begun […]

Policy

Planned Parenthood “Global Gag Rule” report is latest to diverge sharply from State Department assessment that policy does no harm

Drawing on previously published findings and on-the-ground interviews, a report from Planned Parenthood details damage to global health gains, including in closed programs, weakened civil society, […]