Tag Archives: Gambia

Uganda follows the U.S., while Gambia follows Uganda and none of that is good news . . . We’re reading about setting bad examples

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Criminalization threatens global progress against AIDS – Dr. Kenneth Mayer is a clinician and researcher who works in U.S. and global HIV responses, so he is in a good position to see patterns in successes and failures in both efforts. Here he explains how Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni could feel comfortable visiting the White House […]

The Voice of Public Health Leadership Globally: Marginalized

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The following is a guest post by Ron MacInnis, Deputy Director for HIV. By Ron MacInnis WASHINGTON, DC — My visit to Uganda last month – and meetings with many dedicated health professionals and HIV advocates – left me with concerns about the direction of the country’s HIV response and about the continued impact of […]

Anti-gay laws, rhetoric, impact, response: Good news, bad news and no news

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Physician activist released, Ugandan, Nigerian groups call  for action, Uganda government responds, and homophobic rhetoric escalates First the good news: after urging by civil society leaders in South Africa and around the world, Ugandan-born physician and gay rights advocate Paul Semugoma has been ordered released from immigration officials’ custody, and will receive the work permit […]