Daily Archives: December 17, 2009

Goosby: PEPFAR Examines Next Steps as Needle Exchange Ban Officially Nixed

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The needle exchange ban never applied to US-funded international AIDS programs, but the previous administration essentially acted as if it did. Now that the ban has officially hit the legislative dustbin, Eric Goosby, MD, the U.S. global AIDS coordinator, has signaled an readiness to move forward in providing PEPFAR support for needle exchange programs in countries hard hit by the […]

New Global Health Leadership Award for African Physician-Scientists

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The Accordia Global Health Foundation unveiled a new award today in honor of its co-founder, Dr. Merle Sande, an infectious disease specialist who also helped create the Academic Alliance for AIDS Care and Prevention in Africa in 2001 to combat the HIV epidemic in Uganda and elsewhere. The Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award will […]