Monthly Archives: June 2010

Michel Kazatchkine Discusses the Successes and Needs of the Global Fund

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Dr. Michel Kazatchkine, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, spoke to a group of global health advocates yesterday at a roundtable discussion hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations, as a part of their Future of U.S. Development Assistance for HIV/AIDS roundtable series.  Kazatchkine discussed the unprecedented progress achieved in the […]

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 […]

Changes ahead, and a farewell

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I wanted to let you know about some changes on our blog that will bring in new voices and perspectives to this source for global HIV and TB news. The focus on these twin epidemics will remain as strong as ever, and we intend to keep bringing you the latest policy developments, scientific news, and […]

What We're Reading

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Below is a sampling of reading material here at Science Speaks that you might find interesting. Let us know your thoughts! A study released this week found that the mining industry may be a driving force in the TB epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa.  From lead author Dr. David Stuckler of Oxford University: “It’s well known […]