Category Archives: U.S. Policy and Funding

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 […]

Rosemary Namubiru is free: A case of reckless, negligent reporting continues

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“This was not, contrary to what sections of society wanted us to believe, a case against those living with HIV.” Ugandan Judge Rugadya Atwoki, on the case of Rosemary Namubiru The judge who weighed Rosemary Namubiru’s appeal on a conviction of “doing a negligent act likely to spread infection of disease” stemming from a workplace […]

While Rosemary Namubiru awaits appeal hearing, Uganda’s HIV response, healthworkers living in Uganda with HIV face questionable future

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Rosemary Namubiru, a 65-year-old nurse living with HIV in Uganda, had a date in court  last week for her appeal of a negligence conviction stemming from a workplace accident that happened when she was administering an injection to a sick child, according to the New Vision newspaper. Namubiru has been incarcerated since January, when she […]