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Canada, Other Western Nations Should Commit To Ending AIDS

Edmonton Journal: Tuesday’s Editorial: End of AIDS is within reach Editorial Board “…The worldwide death toll from HIV/AIDS has been dropping since 2006, but the disease rages on in sub-Saharan Africa. Of the two million new cases estimated last year, 70 percent were in that region. … Efforts to eradicate…

Clear Guidance, Strategy Needed To Effectively Deliver HIV Drugs

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: Simple but elusive — why are we still talking about HIV drug delivery? Ahead of the 2015 International AIDS Society (IAS) conference, Helen Bygrave, general practitioner at Médecins Sans Frontières, “discusses her frustrations with the lack of implementation of simple, programmatic strategies for improving HIV care”…

Morocco Considers Relaxing Strict Abortion Laws

The Lancet: Morocco debates liberalization of abortion “Moroccan doctors and campaigners pushing for more liberal abortion laws are hoping to influence technical discussions led by the Ministry of Health in a process of consultations kicked off by the king following a vigorous public debate. Some doctors hope to expand the…

Senegal Implementing Informed Push Model To Prevent Contraceptive Stockouts

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Availability: Keeping Contraceptives on the Shelves in Senegal Bocar Mamadou Daff, director of the Reproductive Health and Child Survival Unit at the Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action, describes how Senegal’s testing and implementation of an Informed Push Model of contraceptive distribution is preventing clinics from…

Measles Outbreak In Cameroon Advances Because Parents Refused Vaccinations

VOA News: Measles Virus Races Through Northwest Cameroon “A measles epidemic is sweeping through northwestern Cameroon, with reports of more than 300 children infected and several deaths in just a week. Dr. Sama Julius of the expanded immunization program in northwestern Cameroon said the epidemic got its start because people…