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Conflict Linked To Water Management, Food Security

News outlets examine the links between conflict and water management, and between conflict and food security. IIP Digital: Effective Water Management Can Prevent Conflict, USAID Says “Countries with unreliable supplies of water are more vulnerable to conflict, according to a new report from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).…

U.N. To Recognize March 1 As ‘Zero Discrimination Day’

U.N. News Centre: Ahead of Zero Discrimination Day, U.N. agency appeals for tolerance, dignity for all “‘Zero Discrimination Day,’ to be marked on 1 March, is a worldwide call to promote and celebrate everyone’s right to a full life with dignity — no matter what they look like, where they…

‘Science Speaks’ Blog Discusses WHO Consolidated Guidelines Supplement on HIV

The Center for Global Health Policy “Science Speaks” blog discusses the WHO launch of the March 2014 Supplement to the 2013 Consolidated Guidelines on the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating and Preventing HIV Infection. The supplement provides “responses to the guidelines to date … highlights trends to help countries…

News Sources Report On Research Findings, Talks Presented At CROI

News sources report on several research findings and talks given at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, taking place this week in Boston. Associated Press: Studies show big promise for HIV prevention drug “Exciting research suggests that a shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative…

Private Sector Engages In Women’s Empowerment As International Women’s Day Nears

Media outlets report on events around International Women’s Day, which is recognized on March 8. Devex: Live from the U.N.: Private sector engagement in women’s empowerment “The private sector can best empower women globally and help tackle key development goals especially as they relate to women through key partnerships, greater…

Global Fund Board Meets In Jakarta, Discusses New Funding Model

Jakarta Post: Global Fund to offer more flexible funding model “International funding institution the Global Fund has developed a new funding model to maximize the global fight against AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. … The Indonesian health minister hoped that the new funding model could help accelerate the achievement of…

Blogs Summarize Issues Discussed At CROI

The AIDS.gov blog highlights several issues discussed at the recent 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). In one post, Ronald Valdiserri, deputy assistant secretary for health for infectious diseases and director of the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy at HHS examines pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV…

Global Fund Approves Final Elements Of New Funding Model

Devex: Global Fund ‘country dialogue’ central to new funding model “After implementing a series of reforms over the past two years to restore donor confidence, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has finally approved final elements of its new funding model that is expected to provide more…

Blogs Report On Findings Presented At CROI 2014

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports from the Conference of Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2014 on the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV in resource-limited settings (Lubinski, 3/7). The blog also discusses a study that debunks theories on drivers of HIV transmission (Barton…