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U.S., E.C. Renew Partnership On Antimicrobial Resistance

CIDRAP News: Transatlantic task force tackles antibiotic resistance “The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the European Commission (E.C.) [Tuesday] released the first progress report of the Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR) and extended the U.S./E.C. partnership two additional years, HHS announced in a news release…”…

Private Sector Could Put Profit Ahead Of Poverty Alleviation In Aid Programs, NGOs Warn

The Guardian: E.U. warned private sector engagement in aid risks putting profit before poverty “New European Commission proposals to boost the role of business in aid programs and throw the E.U.’s weight behind the development agenda of private companies risk putting profits before the needs of the world’s poorest, groups…

IPPF Campaign Urges Public Support For Access To Reproductive Health Services

EurActiv: Why sexual and reproductive rights can’t be taken for granted Michael Cashman, Labour member of the European Parliament “…The organizers of ‘One Of Us’ argue that they believe in human dignity. But they are calling for the E.U. to halt all funding to NGOs which provide maternal health services,…

Crimea Faces ‘Human Tragedy,’ Risks To Public Health, U.N. AIDS Envoy Says

Agence France-Presse/Medical Xpress: Crimea facing ‘human tragedy’ on AIDS: U.N. envoy “The U.N. AIDS envoy for Eastern Europe on Thursday said Crimea faced a ‘human tragedy’ and risks to public health after a program for intravenous drug users was scrapped following Russia’s takeover…” (5/8).

Conflict Affecting Efforts To Curb Drug Use, HIV Spread In Ukraine, Russia

Humanosphere: From Russia with alarm: Conflict fuels fast growing HIV epidemic Natalie Flath, a health advocate and activist based in St. Petersburg, Russia, discusses drug use, the HIV epidemic, and how conflict between Russia and Ukraine is affecting efforts to prevent the spread of the virus in the region (5/9).

Aid To Middle-Income Countries ‘Can Be Transformational’

The Guardian: Europe’s aid experience shows the value of supporting middle-income countries Jonathan Glennie, research associate at the Overseas Development Institute and the Centro De Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (Cepei), and Gail Hurley, development finance policy specialist at UNDP “How long should countries continue to receive international aid? With the majority…

Ukraine HIV/AIDS Response Scenarios Project Cost-Effective Approaches To Disease Efforts

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog examines an analysis on Ukraine’s 2014-2018 National HIV/AIDS Program goals. The blog notes, “[T]he analysis … used existing data and mathematical modeling to look at the outcomes of three possible response scenarios involving the country’s 2014-2018 National AIDS Program goals, against…

Save The Children Releases Annual State Of The World’s Mothers Report

News outlets report on findings from Save the Children’s annual State of the World’s Mothers report, which was released on Monday. Agence France-Presse/Global Post: Somalia worst place to be a mother “Somalia is the worst country on Earth to be a mother, according to a report published by Save the…

Maternal, Child Mortality Improves Globally But Not In U.S., U.K.

News outlets report on two new studies by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and published in The Lancet that report a decline in overall maternal and child mortality globally, but show that the U.S. and U.K. have surprisingly negative trends. Consumer Affairs: More women dying in childbirth in…