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What we’re reading: An Ebola analysis and a Senate spending bill

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The Ebola Virus is Winning – This comprehensive analysis by J. Stephen Morrison of the Center for Strategic & International Studies explains how with unprecedented advantages of an effective vaccine and now proven treatments the 10th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to defy control and threaten the region. Continued political and […]

Tuberculosis R&D must be U.S. diplomatic priority, say global health leaders

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Along with maintaining funding for fighting global tuberculosis, the United States government must better coordinate with the most affected countries on TB research and development, said global health leaders Monday at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event in Washington, examining challenges to global tuberculosis efforts. This point, along with the recommendation that the […]

Tuberculosis panel: U.S. effort must focus, prioritize, coordinate

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With the resources allotted to fight tuberculosis worldwide inadequate to demands of a pandemic complicated by drug-resistant strains and the impact of HIV globally, the United States will need to better lead, coordinate, focus and prioritize its efforts, or risk seeing domestic and international goals compromised. That is among the conclusions of a summary report […]

Uganda law concerns at home and abroad, CDC PrEP guidelines endorsed, getting ready for World AIDS Vaccine Day . . . We’re reading about what’s next

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Ambassador Deborah Birx, on the Passage of the HIV Prevention and Control Act by the Ugandan Parliament –  With more than three decades of experiences at home and abroad offering lessons, Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx responds to the Uganda Parliament’s new HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act, which criminalizes HIV transmission, mandates […]

Panel members: Policy stemming from PEPFAR evaluation needs to integrate “earthquake” that happened in its midst

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When a report evaluating the impact of the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief produces recommendations that give little weight to the most recent major scientific breakthrough in HIV research, what will its impact on policy be? That ended up being one of the central questions in a panel discussion April 30, at the Center […]

While role stretches from “dignified care for the dying” to tackling gender inequities, compensation for community care-givers remains a challenge

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In countries where populations live scattered, separated by long distances from understaffed clinics and hospitals, the answers to the HIV epidemic — care, treatment, prevention — rested on the shoulders of community health workers from the start. As donors and governments recognized the needs HIV spelled out for comprehensive services — for food and nutrition, […]

Secretary Sebelius: When you invest in women and girls, the results ripple through their communities

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Jemima, a rural Kenyan woman living with HIV and without medical care, had wasted to just 77 pounds when a friend brought her to a President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief-supported clinic. She went home that day with a basic health package put together by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. She started antiretroviral […]

Two new Democrats and two new Republicans join Senate Appropriations’ State, Foreign Operations Subcommittee

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The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, with oversight that includes funding for the State Department and USAID, has four new members  announced this week with diverse approaches and backgrounds in global health issues. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) became the only woman in history to have been elected as a state governor and […]

Botswana’s balancing act: A model for AIDS-free generation plans?

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CSIS REPORT EXAMINES ASPIRATIONS AND REALITIES IN COUNTRY’S SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES Take a country that, a decade ago, grappled with one of the most devastating HIV epidemics in southern Africa. With a population of just over 2 million people, about four out of every 10 adults was infected with the virus that leads to AIDS. […]

HIV’s impact on men who have sex with men “can no longer be ignored”

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More than 30 years into the epidemic that was first documented among gay men in America, a disturbing trend is being noted globally: Where rates of new HIV infections are going down among other populations, they are rising among men who have sex with men. “The epidemics are going in different directions,” said Chris Beyrer […]