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International Support, Political Will Can Help Belarus Work Toward Ending AIDS Epidemic

Huffington Post: Postcard From Belarus Michel D. Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “…Belarus has succeeded in maintaining an overall low prevalence (0.4 percent) and incidence rates of HIV, about a third lower than its immediate neighbors. … Belarus has made spectacular…

UNITAID Chair Douste-Blazy Speaks About Organization’s Efforts To Fund Treatments, Diagnostics For HIV, Malaria, TB

Huffington Post: How Airline Tickets and Oil Barrels Can End Extreme Poverty Katherine Keating, contributing editor of The WorldPost and executive producer of the One on One Series “…UNITAID is a global health organization that utilizes innovative financing to increase funding for international development, more specifically; greater access to treatments…

South Korean MERS Outbreak Not Global Health Emergency, WHO Says; Germany Reports 1 MERS-Related Death, No Other Cases

Bloomberg Business: MERS Isn’t Global Health Emergency as Korea Cases Wane, WHO Says “South Korea’s outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome isn’t a global health emergency, a World Health Organization committee decided after finding the virus hasn’t developed the ability to spread easily between people…” (Bennett, 6/17). Deutsche Welle: MERS…

World Must Learn From Ebola To Avoid Future Disasters, U.K. Expert Says

The Guardian: U.K. expert warns of disaster if lessons are not learned from Ebola outbreak “Failure to learn the lessons of the Ebola outbreak will have unthinkable consequences when the next global health emergency erupts, the former head of the U.K.’s Ebola taskforce in Sierra Leone has warned. Donal Brown,…

G7 Summit Will Address Many Global Diplomatic, Development Issues, Including NTDs

Yomiuri Shimbun/Japan News: Group of 7 — Think ahead, act together Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany “The heads of state and government of the seven leading industrial countries will gather in Elmau, Germany, on June 7 and 8 to discuss the most pressing global challenges. … The G7 has repeatedly…