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What we’re reading: How to pick fights against diseases and win

If we really want to eradicate diseases . . . – Donated high-technology coolers to transport vaccines across rural terrains during the Democratic Republic of Congo’s most recent Ebola outbreak addressed one critical challenge, helping to contain the virus. But answers to infrastructure deficits that include power and water are needed to ensure the effective […]

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Collection supporting HIV data gathering provides support for front lines

The following is a guest post by By Jackie Hellen, MPH of  MEASURE Evaluation Community workers and program managers work tirelessly to control HIV at the local level in low-resource settings. I think what they do is heroic. So, it’s been gratifying to work on a new tool that I am certain will make their jobs […]

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Reports add to findings of Ebola, Zika impacts

Two years after recognition of the dangers posed by Zika virus infection during pregnancy, and two years after the waning days of the most devastating Ebola outbreak yet seen, new findings about the impacts of the diseases continue to emerge. Four newborns with paralyzed chest muscles and twisted joints as well as microcephaly, and lab […]

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What do you read, to track 25 years of HIV stigma and progress? Words, words, words . . .

From the first International AIDS Conference in Atlanta with about a thousand attendees in 1985, to the upcoming one in Amsterdam where about 18,000 are expected later this month, the annual, and then biennial meetings served as milestones in a slow climb of scientific, political and community progress against the pandemic. Memorable peaks include the […]

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What do you read, to track 25 years of HIV stigma and progress? Words, words, words . . .

From the first International AIDS Conference in Atlanta with about a thousand attendees in 1985, to the upcoming one in Amsterdam where about 18,000 are expected […]

Tuberculosis

Advocates hail South Africa bedaquiline recommendation, replacing toxic injection for patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis

Medicine represents third choice over “deaf or dead” for many patients, health worker/tuberculosis survivor-founded organization says Praising the treatment policy decision of South Africa health officials […]

Research & Development

WHO Essential Diagnostics List provides guide to tools needed for global health responses

Tools to diagnose and monitor HIV, hepatitis B and C, and tuberculosis, as well as resistance to first-line TB treatment are among the tests included in […]

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Collection supporting HIV data gathering provides support for front lines

The following is a guest post by By Jackie Hellen, MPH of  MEASURE Evaluation Community workers and program managers work tirelessly to control HIV at the local […]