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Public-Private Partnership Helps Build HIV/AIDS Laboratory Capacity In Africa

CDC’s “Global HIV/AIDS”: Confronting an Overlooked Challenge to Help Fight Disease in Africa This blog post discusses the challenge of weak laboratory capacity in African nations and the importance of strengthening the systems to help treat HIV/AIDS. “…To overcome this major health challenge, in 2007 the U.S. Centers for Disease…

West, Central African Nations Need Increased Access To HIV Treatment, MSF Report Says

Humanosphere: West and Central Africa falling behind in the fight against HIV and AIDS, report finds “…In West and Central Africa, a region that covers 25 countries, a Doctors Without Borders report released [Tuesday] has highlighted that 27 percent of all global deaths attributable to the AIDS pandemic occur in…

Foreign Policy Examines Effects Of PEPFAR’s New Strategies, Funding Constraints

Foreign Policy: Obama Dreams of an AIDS-Free Generation “…The new strategy engineered by [Deborah Birx, the U.S. global AIDS coordinator,] and publicly introduced at the end of 2014 reflects all of these concerns: demographics, coverage, and funding constraints. In effect, the strategy repositions resources to address the areas and populations…

Opinion Pieces Highlight Drug Policy Issues Being Discussed At U.N. Special Session

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Why the ‘war on drugs’ isn’t working Francis Chimenya, Community Advisory Board member of the Johns Hopkins Research Project-Malawi and a member of Key Correspondents “Public health experts are calling for reforms to drugs policies … Many countries continue to focus on reducing supply and depend on…

Some West African Women Resort To Unsafe, Illegal Abortion Due To Strict Laws

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Strict laws drive West African women to dangerous, illegal abortions “From crowded cities to far-flung villages, women with unwanted pregnancies across West Africa are resorting to clandestine and unsafe abortions — driven by shame, stigma, and restrictive laws. … Abortion in West Africa, a region with some…

International Response To Southern African Drought ‘Slow,’ The Economist Reports

The Economist: Southern Africa’s drought: Too little, too late “…The world’s response has been slow and stingy. Emma Donnelly, the coordinator for Britain’s Department for International Development in Zambia, says the migrant crisis in Europe and the war in Syria are straining donors’ capacity and will. Delay is costly: a…

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