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International Community Must ‘Do Better’ In Responding To HIV Among MSM

The Lancet: The global response to HIV in men who have sex with men Chris Beyrer of the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and colleagues “In July, 2012, The Lancet published a series on gay, bisexual, and other men…

Sierra Leone’s Trauma Counselors Work To Assist Ebola Survivors

The Guardian: Mental health experts in Sierra Leone aim to pluck out heart of Ebola mystery “…For nearly two years, Ebola stormed across this corner of West Africa, devastating communities and health systems that were already among the world’s poorest. But within that public health emergency was a second crisis,…

Escalating Violence In CAR Hinders Humanitarian Aid Delivery, U.N. Warns

The Guardian: Aid convoy in Central African Republic finds chaos, hunger, and little hope “…Across CAR, disease is rife, hunger levels are ‘staggeringly high’ and 2.3 million people need aid, but the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says the new spiral of violence is likely to…

Health Care Workers Risking Lives To Provide Care In Conflict Zones, Panel Says

Global Health NOW: Losing Lives to Save Lives “ ‘Kunduz.’ Prior to this declarative utterance, Council on Foreign Relations Fellow Laurie Garrett had presided Tuesday over a meeting at CFR in New York by launching hard questions at panelists from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the International Committee of the Red…

60K Syrian Refugees On Jordanian Border Without Access To Food, Medicine, MSF Warns

New York Times: After Attack, Syrian Refugees Grapple With Food Shortage on Jordan’s Edge “…For a week, since a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing seven Jordanian security officials, the [Syrian] refugees, now numbering at least 60,000, have not had access to food or medicine, as they had in previous…

Opinion Piece, Editorial Discuss Syrian Health, Humanitarian Crisis

New York Times: In Syria, Starving Instead of Fasting Avi Asher-Schapiro, freelance journalist “…It’s hard to overstate the psychological and physical devastation food deprivation unleashes during Ramadan, a holiday organized around the ritual of fasting all day, and feasting with family all night. … After five years of civil war,…

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