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‘Unwavering Leadership’ From U.S., U.K. Critical To Eliminating NTDs

CNN: We must finish fight against diseases we’ve overlooked for too long Mary Ann Peters, CEO of The Carter Center, and Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…To achieve [the goal of eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)], the world needs to focus on where it can…

HIV Cases Continue To Rise In Russia Because Of Government’s Rejection Of Proven Prevention Methods Among Drug Users, Experts Say

Foreign Policy: Russia’s Silent HIV Epidemic “…Today, there are an estimated 1.5 million people who have been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS in Russia, which has a population of 140 million. … Despite the startling statistics, the Kremlin refuses to embrace the globally accepted, evidence-based strategies that reduce the spread…

International Community Must Plan For Long-Term Global Health Security Issues

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Infectious disease emergencies: taking the long-term view Editorial Board “…Understandably, the attention of the public, politicians, and the media is dominated by the newest and scariest outbreak. But focusing on the disease du jour has its drawbacks. There is a danger of exaggerating risks, monopolizing resources,…

E.U.’s Midterm Budget Review Provides Opportunity To Exhibit Leadership In Global Health Innovation

Devex: Opinion: Global health innovation is a prescription for European leadership Cécile Vernant, head of E.U. advocacy for Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) “…In order to achieve [the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)], governments throughout the world need to urgently scale up their investment in global health innovation — developing new vaccines,…

1 In 50 People In Russia’s 4th-Largest City Living With HIV, Health Official Says

Associated Press: Official: Fourth-largest city in Russia has HIV epidemic “Russian health officials say one in 50 people in the country’s fourth-largest city is carrying [HIV] as Russia struggles to deal with a rapidly rising number of infections. The central Russian city of Yekaterinburg suffers from an HIV epidemic, regional…

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