Tag Archives: Sen. John Kerry

Building health capacity through service, a doctor’s vision becomes a partnership

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This is what it looks like when the a country has no more than two or three doctors, and, at best half a dozen nurses, for every 100,000 patients: Sick people don’t come for care until they are very sick, if they come at all. When they arrive they can look forward to spending the […]

Secretary of State nominee Kerry brings record of global health involvement

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As senator, John Kerry  championed AIDS Vaccine development and proposed the abolition of the HIV travel ban, spoke up for the rights of people with disabilities globally and articulated the impact of homophobic laws. Leading the charge to restore $4 billion in funding to the International Affairs budget he cited, among other issues, the consequences […]

Remembering Winstone Zulu, disability rights dealt a blow, World AIDS Day writings, and more

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Remembering Zambian Activist Winstone Zulu: This post from ACTION of the speech given at the unveiling of Winstone Zulu’s tombstone last week, is a timely reminder of the work the Zambian AIDS activist devoted more than half of his life to. Diagnosed with HIV in his twenties, Zulu is credited with being the first in […]