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Blog Presents Second Part Of Two-Part Interview With Birx

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Ambassador Deborah Birx on viral load testing, young women, South Africa, and the T word Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, presents Part 2 of a “Science Speaks” interview with…

Kenyan AIDS Services Assess Funding Streams

Key Correspondents: No cause for panic as Kenya faces steep cuts to AIDS funding “…‘I am not sure where that notion is coming from that PEPFAR are withdrawing, it’s not true. They, plus the Global Fund, continue to be our partners. For example, we have just signed a USD 495…

Ebola’s Continued Spread In West Africa Is ‘Serious,’ WHO Says

Reuters: West Africa Ebola outbreak still spreading, ‘situation serious': WHO “Guinea’s capital Conakry has recorded its first new Ebola cases in more than a month, while other previously unaffected areas have also reported infections in the past week, according to the World Health Organization…” (Nebehay/Samb, 5/28).

Cholera Outbreak In S. Sudan Capital Worsens

IRIN: South Sudan capital faces worsening cholera outbreak “Health officials are warning that a cholera outbreak in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, which has left 23 people dead and forced more than 670 others to seek treatment, could be getting worse…” (5/28).

African Nations Must Work To End Child Marriage

Inter Press Service: Why Ending Child Marriage in Africa Can No Longer Wait Julitta Onabanjo, regional director of UNFPA East and Southern Africa Region; Benoit Kalasa, regional director of UNFPA West and Central Africa; and Mohamed Abdel-Ahad, regional director of UNFPA North Africa and Arab States “…Of the 41 countries…

Ebola Threatens To Spread Further In West Africa

News outlets report on a resurgence of Ebola cases in West Africa. CIDRAP News: Ebola resurges with cases in Guinea, Sierra Leone “After leveling off over the past few weeks, Ebola virus activity in West Africa sparked up again on two fronts, in a newly affected area of Guinea and…

Guinea, Sierra Leone Report New Ebola Cases, Signaling Virus’ Spread

News outlets report on Ebola in West Africa, including new cases in areas previously unaffected. Al Jazeera: Ebola spreads to Sierra Leone; five reported dead “At least five people have died in Sierra Leone’s first confirmed outbreak of the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday…” (5/26).…

Labor Strikes In Kenya Threaten Roll Out Of HIV Treatment

Inter Press Service: Divided Opinions on Feasibility of Kenya’s Option B+ Roll Out “Kenya’s health sector has been facing significant challenges, ranging from a shortage of health care providers to a series of labor strikes. The problems have not only disrupted health services, but have HIV experts divided on whether…

Anti-Gay Law, New Bill Threaten AIDS Response In Uganda

Devex: After anti-gay law, new bill threatens fight against HIV in Uganda “Three months after it was signed by President Yoweri Museveni, the real implications of Uganda’s controversial anti-gay law are starting to be truly felt by the international aid community. … [N]ow another bill threatens to criminalize intentional transmission…