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Scientists Develop Model To Predict Disease Outbreaks Using Climate, Population Data

Reuters: Scientists use climate, population changes to predict diseases “British scientists say they have developed a model that can predict outbreaks of zoonotic diseases — those such as Ebola and Zika that jump from animals to humans — based on changes in climate. Describing their model as ‘a major improvement…

Continued Investment Needed To Develop Women-Specific HIV Prevention Tools

Devex: Innovative prevention options for women offer new hope to end HIV and AIDS Zeda Rosenberg, CEO of the International Partnership for Microbicides “…Ending AIDS must start with women because they bear the greatest burden. … One major reason is the lack of prevention options that women can use on…

UNAIDS 90-90-90 HIV Strategy Expensive But Medically, Economically Beneficial, Study Says

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: UNAIDS 90-90-90 strategy is cost-effective, will save millions of lives, study shows Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, writes, “Reaching [the] UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals, of 90 percent of people living with HIV diagnosed, 90 percent of those…

Census Data Reliable Predictor Of Imported Malaria Cases, Study Says

SciDev.Net: Census data predicts imported malaria risk “Mexico and Central American countries can use census data to predict where people will migrate and better focus their efforts to control malaria, a study says. The study confirms that long-term government census data can be used as a proxy to predict people’s…

White House Statement Addresses 35th Anniversary Of HIV/AIDS In U.S.

White House Office of the Press Secretary: Statement by the President on the 35th Anniversary of HIV/AIDS in America U.S. President Barack Obama writes, “On June 5, 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report on what would later be understood as the first documented cases of…

Researchers Face Challenges Modeling Zika Virus

Wall Street Journal: Zika Draws U.S. Researchers Into a Race for Understanding “…Understanding how fast and far a disease will spread helps policy makers and public-health workers respond efficiently to the threat of an epidemic. In the past, models have helped allocate resources such as mosquito nets, treatment, and vaccines…

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