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Break Dengue Partnership Launches Campaign To Reduce Burden Of Disease

The Nation: Campaign against dengue fever launched “[The] ‘Dengue Tribe’ campaign by Break Dengue, a global partnership of individuals and organizations engaged in the fight against dengue fever, is calling on citizens around the world to voice their concern about the growing social burden that represents dengue…” (6/15). Times of…

South African AIDS Conference Addresses Nation’s Reported Antiretroviral Drug Shortages

Health-e News: Drug stock outs case long shadow over AIDS conference “…Research into medicine shortages by the civil society coalition Stop the Stock Outs Project cast a long shadow over this year’s [South African] AIDS conference. Conducted among about 60 percent of the country’s health facilities and released this week…

U.N.’s Ban Supports Proposal Highlighting Water’s Role In Sustainable Development

Inter Press Service: U.N. Chief Backs New Int’l Decade for Water for Sustainable Development “As the United Nations continues its negotiations to both define and refine a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) before a summit meeting of world leaders in September, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed support for…

First South African HIV Stigma Index Released At National AIDS Conference

News outlets highlight findings from a new report on HIV/AIDS stigma that was released at the 7th South African AIDS Conference. Business Day: Index uncovers stigma levels experienced by people living with HIV “A third of South Africans living with HIV say they have experienced stigma and a tenth have…

G7 Needs To Take Concrete Steps To Prepare For Next Disease Outbreak

Washington Post: Stopping the next pandemic today Ron Klain, former White House Ebola response coordinator “…[W]hy, with the Ebola epidemic serving as a fresh warning, aren’t the G7 leaders doing more to tackle this critical health and security issue [of disease outbreak preparedness]? … Here is what should be on…

GHTC Blog Post Discusses Global Health R&D Outcomes From WHA Meeting

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: World Health Assembly roundup: News on global health research and innovation Ashley Bennett, GHTC’s global policy officer, discusses outcomes from the World Health Assembly, writing, “While we’re very excited by the progress made, much hinges on the connections between this year’s assembly decisions, the finalization…

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