Monthly Archives: April 2016

Access to HIV treatment averted about a million serious illnesses, saved nearly $50 million in 2013 alone, review finds

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A review analyzing data from around the world on adults living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries found that initiation of antiretroviral treatment lowered the risks of opportunistic infections during the first year of treatment from as much as 57 percent to 91 percent, saving millions of dollars in costs of treating illnesses that include […]

Civil Society briefing brings opportunity to (re) engage civil society leaders in HIV response

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The following is a guest post by Andrew Zapfel of Health Policy Plus project, Palladium In my first job after college, working with adolescents in Buffalo, NY, USA, to prevent the spread of HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and early pregnancy I learned a lesson that stays with me. Without adolescents as part of the planning […]

During early Ebola crisis: “When minutes counted, we lost months”

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“Ebola is not over, the conditions that created it are still there” Committee members told, as members confront consequences of “Sophie’s choice” of funding one disease response at expense of another A day after the White House responded to Congressional inaction on its request to fund Zika outbreak and impact control with a plan to […]

White House will transfer remaining Ebola dollars to Zika responses

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Reiterates call to Congress for full requested $1.9 billion Zika funding, authority to replenish Ebola funds “Congress needs to act immediately. We should not play with fire here” Saying they cannot risk waiting longer for Congress to supply emergency funding requested more than two months ago to respond to the spread of Zika virus and […]

Angola yellow fever outbreak features longstanding realities, increasing urgency

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When, this week World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan visited Angola, she called for urgent action to respond to an outbreak of yellow fever there that she called the worst the country has seen in 30 years. It was a reminder that, in the midst of the ongoing impacts of the spread of Ebola and […]