Daily Archives: December 6, 2011

Paul Farmer on building up Haiti – a long-term investment

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“We need equity strategies to deliver the vaccines, diagnostics [and] therapeutics to those that need them most,” said Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, of Harvard Medical School and Partners in Health (PIH) speaking at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Tuesday afternoon in Philadelphia. He showed a picture of […]

Why integrate HIV/AIDS and neglected infectious disease control and prevention?

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Neglected infectious disease (NID) experts discussed opportunities for and challenges to integrating HIV/AIDS and NID control and prevention interventions Tuesday at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in Philadelphia. While both are important, NIDs affect one-third of the world’s population,” said Judd Walson, MD, MPH of the University […]

UNAIDS and PEPFAR Mount Campaign for Medical Male Circumcision Scale-Up in Eastern and Southern Africa

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UNAIDS and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) launched a five-year action framework to accelerate scale up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention at the 16th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in Africa (ICASA) Monday. The World Health Organization, UNAIDS, PEPFAR, the Bill & Melinda […]