Tag Archives: President Yoweri Museveni

Global Health 2014: Top 10 stories in HIV, TB around the world

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Ebola – Why is Ebola one of the top 10 stories in HIV and TB globally? Because the current crisis in West Africa echoes the history of those epidemics, highlights weaknesses that will continue to dog ongoing work to conquer those epidemics, and has once again shown that neglecting infectious disease anywhere poses a threat […]

Uganda and human rights: With overturn of Anti-Homosexuality Law, Museveni points to trade concerns — and once again citing science — gets another chance to get it right

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“Later on, our scientists argued that all homosexuality was by nurture not nature. On the basis of that, I agreed to sign the Bill although some people still contest that understanding. I was also provoked into signing the Bill by the arrogant approach of some foreign governments . . .” Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, New […]

Criminalized sex work, contraception as the weakest link, reducing harm reduction, a homophobic faith-based organization doesn’t get it . . . We’re reading about policies, proposals and programs that don’t mind the gap

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“An end to AIDS is only possible if we overcome the barriers of criminalization, stigma and discrimination that remain key drivers of the epidemic.” AIDS 2014, Nobody left behind, The Melbourne Declaration US bill to pressure countries that do not criminalize the purchase of sex must be dropped, say rights groups – The Global Alliance […]

Uganda’s HIV criminalization, mandatory testing bill signed into law against local and international cautions of harms to health, human rights

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Jail terms to punish “attempted” and “intentional” transmission of HIV, as well as forced HIV testing of sex crime victims, people accused of sex crimes, pregnant women and their partners and anyone who “unreasonably” withholds consent to be tested are now law in Uganda, with President Yoweri Museveni’s assent to The HIV and AIDS Prevention […]

Missing the target of orphans in Uganda, sex workers in Kenya, good practices based on human rights and realities, the Melbourne Declaration, confusing coverage strikes again, and more . . . we’re reading about missing pieces

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Each week we like to share with our readers what we’ve been reading, but we also like to hear from our readers about what they’re reading. Please let us know what you’re reading this week by sending an email to globalhealth@idsociety.org.  Missing the Target – In the 11th of its Missing the Target report series, […]

Ugandan women living with HIV urge Museveni not to sign bill that forces testing, criminalizes transmission, and breaches confidentiality

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Parliament committee notes that clauses run counter to international HIV, human rights guidelines against laws creating HIV-specific crimes “The House may wish to note that the situation of HIV in the country is very bad,” begins the Ugandan Parliament Committee on Health report on the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill passed Tuesday. The […]

Uganda HIV Prevention Bill: Science loses another round in high prevalence country’s Parliament

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With clauses to establish a tax-fed fund for prevention, care and treatment of HIV, banning discrimination against people living with HIV, and provisions to ensure accurate and relevant information about the risks of acquiring HIV, Uganda would seem to be getting back on track to fight its HIV epidemic with its new HIV and AIDS […]

Physicians signing letter to Uganda President on anti-homosexuality bill include former Vice President, now UN’s envoy for HIV in Africa

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The letter from physicians, researchers and academics explaining the science of sexual orientation and the impact of laws criminalizing homosexuality that appeared as a full page ad in a Uganda newspaper last week went directly to Uganda President Yoweri Museveni today, with the endorsement of 14 organizations (including the IDSA Center for Global Health Policy, which […]

With Uganda anti-gay bill alive, clinicians, researchers seek to answer President Museveni’s questions on science, homosexuality

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When Uganda President Yoweri Museveni considered the latest version of an “anti-homosexuality bill” the nation’s parliament passed just before Christmas, he had, as the cliche has it,  more questions than answers. Some of his questions concerned the correctness of the parliamentary procedure with which the bill was passed, some with how much, or how little, […]

Making PEPFAR, mourning Andrew Hunter, the cost of hepatitis treatment, assessing the damage of Uganda’s antigay law . . . We’re catching up and looking back

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Making PEPFAR – By rolling out large scale HIV treatment and prevention programs in countries that lacked resources to take on the global epidemic on their own, PEPFAR reversed a trend of sinking life expectancies “and likely saved some countries — even an entire continent — from economic ruin,” Harold Varmus writes in this essay, […]