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U.N. Experts Call For Action On Climate-Related Health Risks At Global Conference

News outlets report on the WHO’s call for action on climate and health-related activities at the first-ever global conference on health and climate, which opened Wednesday in Geneva. Thomson Reuters Foundation: Act now on climate change or face growing health risks – U.N. “Swift action to tackle climate change would…

Scientists Meet To Discuss Efforts To Find HIV Cure

Humanosphere: Beyond the Berlin patient — seeking a cure for HIV/AIDS Tom Paulson, founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere, writes about the Conference on Cell & Gene Therapy for HIV Cure that took place in Seattle this week. He discusses several different approaches scientists are taking in their efforts to…

George W. Bush To Return To Washington To Participate In AIDS Event

Washington Post: George W. Bush plans return to Washington in September for AIDS event “Since leaving office in 2009, former President George W. Bush hasn’t seemed too nostalgic for his days in the White House. But next month, Bush 43 will return to Washington to participate in an event focused…

IRIN Reports From Transgender Health Symposium In Bangkok

IRIN reports from the 2014 World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) symposium in Bangkok. IRIN: Right to dignity — barriers to health care for transgenders “…From being labelled as having a disorder to shouldering the burden of some of the highest rates of violence and HIV infection in the…

GHTC Highlights Global Health Innovation Takeaways From U.S.-Africa Summit

Global Health Technology Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Four key takeaways from the Africa Leaders Summit Ashley Bennett, senior policy associate at the Global Health Technologies Coalition, discusses key takeaways from the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit around global health innovation (8/12).

Blogs Discuss Outcomes, Takeaways From AIDS 2014

Blogs discuss outcomes and takeaways from the recently concluded International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia. U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: AIDS 2014: A Week of Heartbreak, Hope, and Renewed Commitment Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, discusses the recent International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, noting the focus…

HIV/AIDS Remains ‘Urgent Threat’ In Africa

Inter Press Service/AllAfrica: Africa: Stigma Still a Major Roadblock for Aids Fight in Africa “Though West Africa’s massive Ebola outbreak may be dominating the spotlight within the global health community, HIV/AIDS remains an enormous issue for Africa as a whole — a sentiment that Washington officials made clear this week…

Future U.S.-Africa Summits Should Reflect Human Rights, Increased Investment Strategies

Washington Post: Africa summit marks a tectonic shift that should be bolstered Editorial Board “Even while irrational fears about Ebola’s spread to the United States swirled, the three-day Africa summit in Washington [last] week managed to crystallize the continent’s continued evolution from a beneficiary of U.S. aid and security interventions…

U.S., African Leaders Announce Progress, Investments In Food Security, Nutrition

USAID: U.S. And African Leaders Announce Progress, New Partnerships To Help Millions Of Farming Families Through Agriculture “[Tuesday] at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, U.S. and African officials announced that more than $10 billion will be realized through responsible private investments as part of the New Alliance for Food Security and…