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Kaiser Family Foundation To Host Town Hall Forum With Ambassador Birx

AIDS.gov: Live Streaming: June 23 — A Town Hall Forum with Ambassador Deborah L. Birx “On Monday, June 23, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) will host a live town hall forum with Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., the new global AIDS coordinator. … For those unable to attend in person,…

World Bank, Partners Recognize Success In Controlling River Blindness

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: The World Bank and Partners Celebrate 40 Years of Success in Controlling River Blindness Today, “the World Bank, the World Health Organization (WHO), Merck and other partners will celebrate 40 years of success in controlling river blindness in Africa. … The…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Ending Sexual Violence In Conflict As Global Summit Wraps Up

As the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict wraps up this week, opinion pieces discuss ways to advance global efforts to prevent violence and protect women and children. Huffington Post: Sexual Violence, the Weapon of War That Has Ceased to Die Anita Tiessen, deputy executive director at UNICEF…

London Summit Sees Launch Of International Protocol On Addressing Sexual Violence, Crimes

The Guardian has published several articles related to the ongoing Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, taking place this week in London. The Guardian: International protocol launched to deal with sexual violence in conflict “An international protocol for dealing with rape and sexual violence in conflict was launched…

Ugandan Foreign Minister To Be Next U.N. General Assembly President

New York Times: Ugandan Official to Be Next General Assembly Chief “The United Nations General Assembly chose Sam Kutesa, Uganda’s foreign minister, as its next president on Wednesday, bypassing concerns of rights advocates and Western officials over Uganda’s law criminalizing homosexuality, which took effect four months ago…” (Gladstone, 6/11).

S. Africa Introduces New TB Drugs; Activists Urge Public Health Emergency Declaration

News outlets report on discussions around the South African TB Conference in Durban, where results from new drugs were presented and activist groups urged the country to declare the TB epidemic a public health emergency. Health-e: Government to introduce new drug-resistant TB drugs “Government’s small-scale introduction of the first new…

Opinion Pieces, Editorial Address Issues Being Discussed At Sexual Violence Global Summit

As the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict takes place in London this week, opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding sexual violence. The Guardian: Teaching young men to break the cycle of sexual violence Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Project “…As representatives from more than 140 countries prepare to…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues To Be Addressed At Global Summit On Sexual Violence

Two opinion pieces address issues to be discussed this week at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. Devex: Sexual violence affects not just women and girls Emma Pomfret, press officer for East, Central, and South Africa at ChristianAid, and Chantal Daniels, an expert in the field of…

World Leaders To Convene To End Sexual Violence At Global Summit

News outlets report on this week’s upcoming Global Summit to End Sexual Violence In Conflict, which will take place in London from June 10-13. The Guardian: Rape summit in London sparks charge of ‘hypocrisy’ “The [U.K.] government has been accused of hypocrisy for hosting this week’s Global Summit to End…