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Botswana To Purchase ViiV Healthcare HIV Medicine In Largest-Ever African Transaction

Financial Times: GSK’s HIV unit secures biggest ever tender in sub-Saharan Africa “GlaxoSmithKline’s HIV drugs business, ViiV Healthcare, has secured its biggest ever tender in sub-Saharan Africa that will see its dolutegravir treatment made available to people living with the virus through a national health program for the first time…”…

Investments In Partnerships To Empower Women, Girls Can Benefit Global Society

Devex: What it means to create a ‘women’s health development army’ Tedros Adhanom, minister of foreign affairs and former minister of health for Ethiopia “…We will achieve a better future for girls and women if we make them the center of our actions and decisions. … In order to realize…

Some Experts Express Doubts Over Capacity Of, Funding For African Disease Control Agency

Scientific American: Africa Starts Its Own Disease Control Agency “…African states and the U.S. agreed to collaborate to create an agency that would respond to outbreaks, sync communications between member states, and improve public health preparedness. … Others are not convinced the new operation will have enough money or expertise…

4.6M People Face Food Insecurity In Burundi, WFP Warns

U.N. News Centre: Burundi: U.N. agency warns 4.6 million people facing food insecurity “Some 4.6 million people in Burundi are food insecure, with more than 500,000 of them requiring urgent emergency food assistance, the United Nations food relief agency has said, warning that food stocks are stretched as a result…

Unknown Hemorrhagic Disease Outbreak Affecting Northern South Sudan

NPR: Mysterious Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak Stumps Disease Detectives “…The situation in South Sudan today is a far cry from that in West Africa a few years ago. But it’s still concerning, the World Health Organization said. So far, there have been 51 cases — including 10 deaths — from an…

WHO Declares End Of Ebola Transmission In Guinea For 2nd Time

Reuters: Guinea declared free of active Ebola transmission: WHO “Guinea has reached the end of active Ebola virus transmission, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, the second such declaration from the country at the epicenter of the world’s worst outbreak of the disease…” (Brice/Nebehay, 6/1).

PEPFAR Continues To Support Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision As HIV Prevention Measure

The Hill: Government’s commitment to fighting HIV stronger than ever Lisa J. Nelson, deputy coordinator for program quality at the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy at the Department of State “…[Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC)] has the potential to prevent millions of new HIV infections…

June 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The June 2016 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, research, and policy articles on various topics, including an editorial on ending the AIDS epidemic, a news article on mortality from noncommunicable diseases, a research article on the role of law in reducing tuberculosis transmission…

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