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Government Officials, Experts Discuss NTDs At Recent Meeting

The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect” blog reports on an October meeting between the Global Network’s Managing Director Neeraj Mistry, Sabin Foundation Europe Board Member and Chair of the U.K. All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Jeremy Lefroy, National Assembly of Niger…

African Judges Meet To Discuss HIV/AIDS-Related Human Rights, Legal Issues

More than 50 African judges and magistrates on Tuesday met at a workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, to share HIV/AIDS-related experiences with human rights and the law, Xinhua reports. “Kenya’s Supreme Court President Willy Mutungai said the meeting will provide an opportunity for judges and magistrates to discuss effective strategies and…

Meeting Examines Intersection Of Population, Health, Environment

In a post in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, Vicky Markham, founding director of the Center for Environment and Population (CEP), reports on a recent U.N. General Assembly side event, a Women Delivering Development meeting organized by the Woodrow Wilson Center, Aspen Institute, Sierra Club and…

Panel At World Health Summit Addresses Social Media’s Role In Global Health

SciDev.Net Director Nick Ishmael Perkins writes in a SciDev.Net opinion piece about a panel he moderated at the recent World Health Summit that addressed social media’s role in global health. “The most overwhelming [contribution] is social media’s reach and [its] ability to multiply audience figures with a previously inconceivable efficiency,”…

Journals Release Reviews, Commentary On HIV Translational Medicine Ahead Of Conference

“Ahead of the inaugural Cell/The Lancet translational medicine conference ‘What Will It Take To Achieve An AIDS-Free World?,’ to be held in San Francisco, Calif., on November 3-5, Cell, The Lancet, and the Lancet Infectious Diseases [on Monday published] a set of new reviews and comments analyzing the changing landscape…

Scientific American Reviews Findings Presented At AIDS Vaccine 2013

“Given that the AIDS pandemic has been around for 30 years …, the long-awaited goal [of developing an HIV vaccine] might finally be attainable, according to researchers attending the AIDS Vaccine 2013 conference last week in Barcelona,” Scientific American reports in an article summarizing clinical trial findings presented at the…

ONE, CSIS Event Examines Future Of Electrify Africa Movement

The ONE blog highlights an event hosted last week by the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) with support from ONE, called Powering Africa’s Progress, during which panelists discussed the future of the Electrify Africa Act. The panel featured ONE CEO and President Michael Elliott; Donald Kaberuka, president of…

Harvard, GlobalPost Panel Addresses Path To Reducing Child Mortality Globally

“The Forum at the Harvard School of Public Health, in collaboration with GlobalPost, hosted a panel on Wednesday to address the path to reducing child mortality on a global scale,” the news service reports in its “Rights” blog. The discussion — moderated by Charles Sennott, GlobalPost co-founder and editor-at-large –…