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Reducing Stigma, Increasing Tobacco Taxes Will Help International Community ‘End’ TB

U.N. Dispatch: Can the World Really “End” Tuberculosis? Elyse Lichtenthal, a public sector communications officer for IBM’s Global Public Sector, discusses the recent 46th World Conference on Lung Health, held in Cape Town, South Africa, and some steps the international community can take to reduce tuberculosis incidence, such as reducing…

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Birx Speaks About PEPFAR, HIV/AIDS In Africa In ICASA Interview

The Herald: ‘No room for stigma in the fight against AIDS’ “Zimbabwe successfully hosted the 18th edition of ICASA between November 29 and December 4, 2015. … Many African countries, Zimbabwe included, have benefited from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Features Editor Roselyne Sachiti (RS) speaks to…

Wilson Center Event Examines Empowering Youth Through Health, Education

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Key to Youth Empowerment — But How Do You Put Girls at the Center? Anna Bella Korbatov, an intern for the Environmental Change and Security Program, discusses comments made at an October 19…

WHO Calls For Strong Climate Accord At Paris Talks To Protect Public Health

VOA News: WHO Calls for Public Health Agenda at Paris Climate Talks “The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for a strong agreement to curb global emissions at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris this week. … Health has been central to global climate talks since nations first got…

Lung Health Meeting Features Advocacy, Community Building In Addition To Scientific Presentations, Following International AIDS Conference Model

ScienceInsider: TB community borrowing a page from HIV/AIDS “…The traditionally staid 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health featured hundreds of delegates donning face masks during one session to show their solidarity against the rampant stigma that people with TB must endure. … The Lung Meeting has morphed into the…

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