Category Archives: U.S. Policy and Funding

Study finds diverse, but generally young and single men posing greatest HIV transmission risks to adolescent girls and young women

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Reaching young men with prevention, treatment improves odds for female partners The following is a guest post by Jen Chapman of MEASURE Evaluation AIDS is the leading cause of death for adolescent girls in eastern and southern Africa. Adolescent girls and young women are disproportionately affected by HIV compared to their male counterparts, accounting for 74 […]

WHO 2018 Malaria report finds increased cases amid stalled responses

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Declining rates of malaria infection and deaths since 2010 are leveling off, with the highest burden countries seeing increased case numbers, and dropping donor funding, according to the 2018 global report on Malaria from the World Health Organization. At the same time, increased parasite resistance to antimalarial medicines in Southeast Asia, and widespread mosquito resistance […]

As cases of polio-like illness triple from previous year, public health officials increase surveillance, follow-up

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Two years after launching surveillance of acute flaccid myelitis, and amid climbing cases, CDC continues to seek cause, and notes gaps in knowledge of long term outcomes With three times the number of cases of a paralyzing illness, mostly affecting children, from the start of 2018 to the beginning of November than during that period […]