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Yemen Humanitarian Operations Threatened By Air Strikes Targeting HCWs, Hospitals, MSF Warns; U.N. Food Aid Distribution Begins In Aden

The Guardian: Civilians and hospitals targeted in Yemen air strikes, warns medical charity “The ongoing air strikes and deliberate targeting of civilians and health workers in Yemen are jeopardizing humanitarian operations in the country, denying thousands of people basic medical care, the head of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has warned…”…

UNAIDS Urges Trade Negotiators To Ensure Agreements Do Not Impede Access To Medicines

UNAIDS: UNAIDS calls on trade negotiators to uphold governments’ commitments to public health and access to medicines “…Various trade agreements are currently in negotiation and concerns have been expressed that they could involve so-called ‘TRIPS-plus’ measures such as broadening patentability criteria and extending patent duration. … If the global AIDS…

‘Shocking’ HIV Rates Among Transgender Women Worldwide, WHO Report Co-Author Says

NPR: Transgender Women Face Inadequate Health Care, ‘Shocking’ HIV Rates “Transgender people are not getting adequate health care, and widespread discrimination is largely to blame, according to a recent World Health Organization report. And the story is told most starkly in the high rates of HIV among transgender women worldwide.…

India’s Social Spending Cuts Threaten AIDS Treatment, Prevention Programs

Reuters: Funding crisis puts India’s AIDS program, and lives, at risk “India’s fight against AIDS is being jeopardized by a cut in social spending by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, with health workers being laid off and programs to prevent the spread of the deadly disease curtailed. … [I]n February,…