Monthly Archives: December 2012

Breaking News: Global health leaders get nod to serve as lead Democrats on key House committees

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Two key global health leaders are among the picks U. S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi just announced among the Democratic Ranking Members for 113th Congress House Committees.  Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) will assume the top Democratic post on the all important House Appropriations Committee—the committee charged with making annual funding decisions for […]

Grants set to improve prevention of mother to child HIV transmission efforts

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How can efforts to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission work better to save the lives of women who need treatment for their own health? How can programs to prevent mother-to-child transmission reach more mothers, and reach their partners with testing and information as well? How cost-effective are faith-based programs compared to clinic-based programs? These are some […]

PEPFAR adds to investment in rapid TB tests

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The President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief will buy as many as an additional 150 rapid tuberculosis testing devices with materials to test about 450,000 people for tuberculosis, addressing a need to improve diagnoses of drug-resistant strains of disease, and to identify the disease in HIV-positive people in sub Saharan Africa and Myanmar, the Office […]

Study adds reason to overcome barriers to more effective children’s HIV treatment

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The yield from an National Institutes of Health-funded study could improve the odds for children living with HIV in malaria-prone areas, showing that an antiretroviral treatment that has not been commonly used in those areas can add to the protection offered by anti-malaria drugs. The treatment includes a combination of two drugs — lopinavir and […]