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Europe’s Harm Reduction Drug Policies Can Be Model For Other Regions, Nations

Huffington Post: Postcard From Vienna: Europe’s Stance on International Drug Policy Michel Kazatchkine, U.N. special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “… This year the annual U.N.-sponsored Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting [in Vienna] will feature a High Level Review of international drug policy to assess where…

Vaccine Campaigns Miss 22M Children, WHO’s Chan Says

Vaccine News Daily: Vaccine campaigns continue to miss 22 million children “Some 22 million children are being missed by vaccine campaigns and another one million lives could be saved annually if the children are reached, the director-general of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday…” (Cohen, 3/11).

‘Science Speaks’ Blog Discusses Issues Presented At CROI 2014

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports on findings from CROI 2014. One post discusses a study on HIV self-testing in Malawi, while a second post discusses data on the widening gender gap in life expectancy for those with HIV-related illnesses in South Africa (Lubinski, 3/10).

U.N. Commission On Women Opens 2014 Session With Focus On Development

News outlets report from the 2014 U.N.’s Commission on the Status of Women, which opened on Monday in New York. This year, the conference will focus on development. Agence France-Presse: Ban calls for progress as U.N. commission on women opens “U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said there is still much progress…

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…

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 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 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…

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…

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…