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Lesotho’s HIV ‘Expert Patient’ Program Suffering Funding Shortfalls

Deutsche Welle: Cutbacks threaten Lesotho’s HIV sufferers “… Around half of Lesotho’s expert patients [who fill the gap between doctors and their patients] are funded directly by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Now, due to contribution shortfalls from donor countries, support from the Global Fund for…

GAVI To Support HPV Vaccination Of 1.5M Girls In 3 Countries

Media outlets report on the GAVI Alliance’s announcement that it will support vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) for 1.5 million girls in Rwanda, Uganda, and Uzbekistan. UPI: 1.5 million girls in three countries to get HPV shot “An alliance that helps developing nations said it will support vaccination of 1.5…

Blog Posts Address Issues Surrounding International Women’s Day

Several blog posts discuss different issues surrounding International Women’s Day. Tane Luna Ramirez, a women’s health adviser for MSF based in the Medical Unit Sydney, writes in the BMJ Group blog, “…So on International Women’s Day, as on any other day, my thoughts are with the millions of women displaced…

Health Crisis In Conflict-Torn CAR Continues To Deteriorate

The Lancet: Aid groups warn of ‘catastrophic’ health crisis in CAR “With clashes still continuing in the Central African Republic [CAR], aid groups say the health and humanitarian situation looks set to deteriorate even further. … Aid groups are warning that without greater efforts to bring the fighting under control…

Inexpensive Cervical Cancer Test Could Help Reduce Female Mortality In Africa

VOA News: Simple Technique Could Mean End of Cervical Cancer “Most people think of malaria, AIDS and childbirth as leading causes of death for women in sub-Saharan Africa. But there’s another killer: Cervical cancer. There is a simple test and technology that can save the lives of women in developing…

Sweden Suspends Some Aid To Uganda Over Anti-Gay Law; Official Defends Law At U.N.

News outlets continue to cover reaction to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Law, signed last month by President Yoweri Museveni. Devex: Aid freeze deepens after Uganda’s anti-gay bill “The government of Sweden announced on Wednesday it will withhold all bilateral financial assistance to Uganda in response to the passing last week of a…

Prevalence Of Violence Among Pregnant African Women High; HIV Infection Is Risk Factor

Inter Press Service: Dangerous Combo: Violence in Pregnancy and HIV in South Africa “…An estimated one in four South African women experience intimate partner violence in the 12 months leading up to childbirth. Violence in pregnancy is associated with pregnancy loss, miscarriage and neonatal death, higher rates of postpartum depression…

CGD Blog Post Asks If Electrify Africa Is Next Big Bipartisan Development Issue

In the Center for Global Development’s “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy” blog, CGD Senior Fellow Ben Leo examines the potential impact of the Electrify Africa Act recently passed by the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He asserts that the bill does three things: “calls for a USG-wide strategy,” “strengthens OPIC,” and “adds…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 238 of its “Global Fund Observer.” The issue includes an article on the fund’s concern about the public health implications of the new anti-gay law in Uganda; an article on feeding programs for…