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Blogs Discuss Outcomes, Takeaways From AIDS 2014

Blogs discuss outcomes and takeaways from the recently concluded International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia. U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: AIDS 2014: A Week of Heartbreak, Hope, and Renewed Commitment Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, discusses the recent International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, noting the focus…

HIV/AIDS Remains ‘Urgent Threat’ In Africa

Inter Press Service/AllAfrica: Africa: Stigma Still a Major Roadblock for Aids Fight in Africa “Though West Africa’s massive Ebola outbreak may be dominating the spotlight within the global health community, HIV/AIDS remains an enormous issue for Africa as a whole — a sentiment that Washington officials made clear this week…

Future U.S.-Africa Summits Should Reflect Human Rights, Increased Investment Strategies

Washington Post: Africa summit marks a tectonic shift that should be bolstered Editorial Board “Even while irrational fears about Ebola’s spread to the United States swirled, the three-day Africa summit in Washington [last] week managed to crystallize the continent’s continued evolution from a beneficiary of U.S. aid and security interventions…

U.S., African Leaders Announce Progress, Investments In Food Security, Nutrition

USAID: U.S. And African Leaders Announce Progress, New Partnerships To Help Millions Of Farming Families Through Agriculture “[Tuesday] at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, U.S. and African officials announced that more than $10 billion will be realized through responsible private investments as part of the New Alliance for Food Security and…

Domestic, Innovative Financing Will Advance Health Sector In Africa

Huffington Post: Investing in Health: African Countries Expand Domestic and Innovative Financing Deborah Derrick, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “… [T]his week’s summit provides an opportunity to reflect on the progress made through U.S. investments in institutions such as the President’s Emergency Plan…

Bush Calls For Renewed HIV/AIDS Efforts In Africa

News outlets report on former President George W. Bush’s visit to Washington, D.C. this week to talk with African leaders about HIV/AIDS efforts in Africa. CNN: George W. Bush calls on Africa’s ‘first spouses’ to break down stigmas in fighting cancer, AIDS “Former President George W. Bush said Wednesday it…

Achieving Food, Nutrition Security In Africa Should Be Shared Goal For U.S.

The Hill: Africa: Game changer for global food security Pedro Sanchez, director of the Agriculture and Food Security Center at Columbia University’s Earth Institute “…Without question, the African continent has suffered its share of uphill battles when it comes to food and nutrition security. … Thankfully, the continent is finally…

Director Of USAID’s Office Of HIV/AIDS Discusses Takeaways From AIDS 2014

USAID’s “Impact”: Five Takeaways from AIDS 2014 David Stanton, the director of USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS in the Bureau for Global Health, writes about his key takeaways from the 2014 International AIDS Society Conference in Melbourne, Australia, including UNAIDS’ goal to end AIDS in cities by 2030, preventing infections in…

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit To Cover Food Security, Climate Change, U.S. Private Sector Role in Africa

News outlets continue to report on the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which takes place in Washington, D.C. this week. Topics being discussed include health, food security, climate change, and the U.S. role in Africa’s development. Associated Press: Business, Ebola discussed at U.S.-Africa summit “The Obama administration sought Monday to strengthen ties with Africa…