Monthly Archives: September 2010

Funding gap narrows for HIV prevention gel as donors scramble to find funding

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The U.S. government is working to bridge the gap in funding needed to continue the encouraging CAPRISA vaginal microbicide research trial with a combination of funding from USG, the South African government and possibly private donors. Sources say this is in response to a New York Times piece that ran on September 3 entitled “HIV […]

TB, AIDS Opinion Pieces Abound in Anticipation of Global Fund Replenishment & MDGs

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Over the past few weeks, opinion editorials and letters to the editor calling for U.S. support of global HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis funding are cropping up in newspapers across the nation. The media push is in anticipation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Summit taking place in New York City next week, and the Global Fund […]

What We're Reading

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The Center for Global Development’s Nandini Oomman has a new report, “Zeroing In: AIDS Donors and Africa’s Health Workforce.” The report looks at how global AIDS’ donors have impacted the strength of the health workforce in Africa. CGD’s blog has both a post and audio “wonkcast” on the report. Change.org’s Global Poverty Blog is doing […]

Global Fund debate addresses the move to health integration

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The Center for Strategic and Informational Studies (CSIS) hosted the second debate of the year-long series “Fault Lines in Global Health” on Tuesday. The topic this time discussed whether the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria should be transformed to become the broader “Global Fund for Health.” CSIS invited the former U.S. Global […]

IDSA Announces New Opportunity with Accordia Global Health Foundation’s Professor in Residence Program

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The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) now has a new opportunity for members interested in global health! The Accordia Global Health Foundation’s Professor in Residence Program (PIR) is currently recruiting PIR for the 2011 calendar year, with limited assignments also available in 2010. The program aims to improve medical education in Africa through advanced training and […]

Puppets help Zambian children deal with HIV stigma

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The Center’s David Bryden describes a visit to the Bwafwano Community Home Based Care organization in Zambia during a recent Congressional delegate trip to Africa. “Hello, hello! We welcome you to our school!” about 100 clapping children sang as our congressional study tour arrived at the Bwafwano Community Home Based Care organization, run by Executive Director […]

What We're Reading

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A new study in The Lancet Infectious Diseases found that revaccination may benefit HIV-infected children. There is currently no standard or official recommendation on revaccination. In Nairobi’s slums, a community group called the Mathare Youth Sports Association is working with more than 20,000 youth to reduce HIV rates through sports. According to this PlusNews article, […]

Zambia employs innovative techniques to stop spread of TB

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The Center’s Christine Lubinski and Rabita Aziz describe visits to ZAMSTAR’s TB programs in Livingstone and Lusaka, Zambia, during a recent Congressional delegate trip to Africa. Performers dressed in bright green ZAMSTAR uniforms sing louder and clap harder as a large crowd gathers around their truck.  Another performer exuberantly walks around in front of the audience […]

Advisory: Short course in tropical medicine in Tanzania and Uganda

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There are remaining openings for fee-bearing physicians from Europe and North America for a Short course in tropical medicine in Tanzania and Uganda, taking place Oct. 4 to Nov. 12, 2010. The fee is $3,500 and includes all teaching, accommodation and transport within East Africa. Participants pay separately for their international flights and food. African […]