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Human Rights, Ebola Possible Topics Of Discussion At Upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

News outlets report on potential topics of discussion for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that is scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., next week. Devex: Will LGBTI policy be discussed at all at U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit? “…LGBTI advocates are asking whether the invitations [to both the Ugandan and Nigerian presidents…

U.N.-Backed Summit Calls For Enhanced Donor Commitments To LDCs

U.N. News Centre: At U.N.-backed summit, least developed countries urge enhanced partnerships, aid commitments “At the closing today of a conference in Cotonou, Benin, ministers, senior government officials, and United Nations representatives called on donor countries to fulfill their commitments and go even further, by allocating at least 50 percent…

Lessons From Three Countries In Africa On Preventing, Treating HIV/AIDS

New York Times: On AIDS: Three Lessons From Africa Tina Rosenberg, author and Pulitzer Prize winner “…[W]e’re interested in what separates success from failure. We’re especially interested in positive deviants — the people, places, and institutions that are doing much better than others with the same resources. What are they…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 248 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter includes articles on the 20th International AIDS Conference and possible Global Fund revenue streams, among others (7/31).

Social Workers Play Important Role In Creating An AIDS-Free Generation

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: A look at AIDS 2014: It is time for a caring hand In a guest post, Helen Cornman, deputy director of AIDSFree at JSI, discusses the importance of social workers’ support and counseling to help “bring the power of relationships and an interdisciplinary…

Stigma, Discrimination Pose Threats To HIV Efforts

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: A look at AIDS 2014: Stigma and discrimination pose barriers to accessing health services In a guest post, Laura Nyablade of the Health Policy Project and RTI International discusses stigma and discrimination and their impacts on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment efforts (Barton, 7/28).

AIDS 2014 Closes With Memorial, Calls To Reduce Stigma

Inter Press Service: AIDS Conference Mourns the Dead, Debates Setbacks “The 20th International AIDS Conference concluded [Friday] as the first in its history that remembered not just the 39 million people worldwide who have died of AIDS but also those who lost their lives in the crashed MH17 flight carrying…

Forced Sterilization Mistakenly Believed To Stop HIV Transmission

The Guardian: Women with HIV fight crushing injustice of forcible sterilization “…Speaking at the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, [South African human rights activist Sthembiso] Mthembu said global action was needed to stop women being forced into the procedure [of sterilization], in the mistaken belief it stopped HIV transmission. ……

The Guardian To Host Q&A Session On Reaching An AIDS-Free Generation

The Guardian: Live Q&A: how can we reach an ‘AIDS-free generation’? Holly Young, content coordinator on The Guardian’s Global Development Professional Network, discusses the AIDS 2014 conference and announces a live question and answer session hosted by The Guardian on achieving an AIDS-free generation (7/25).

AIDS.gov Blog Speaks With Experts About AIDS 2014 Highlights

Miguel Gomez, director of AIDS.gov and senior communications adviser at the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy at HHS, interviews experts about issues discussed at the 20th International AIDS Conference. AIDS.gov blog: Conversations from AIDS 2014: Practitioner Bisola Ojikutu, M.D., MPH “At the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014)…