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LAC Nations Agree To Regional Target Of Reducing New HIV Infections By 75% By 2020

Antigua Observer: Caribbean commits to 75 percent reduction in new HIV infections by 2020 “The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says Caribbean and Latin American countries have set new regional targets … aimed at reducing by 75 percent new HIV infections in adults and young people by 2020. During the…

USAID-Funded Program In Central America Offers Lessons Learned In Preventing, Treating HIV In Vulnerable Populations

PSI’s “Impact”: 5 Unexpected Findings for Preventing and Treating HIV in Hidden Populations Alejandra Cabrera, strategic information manager at the Pan-American Social Marketing Organization (PASMO), discusses a new hub that “offers data and lessons learned from the USAID Combination Prevention Program for HIV in Central America, a five-year program funded…

Botswana Court Of Appeal Upholds High Court Ruling Stating Government Must Provide Free HIV Treatment To Foreign Prisoners

BBC News: Botswana prisons: Foreign inmates win case for free HIV treatment “Botswana’s court of appeal has upheld a ruling that foreign prisoners should receive free treatment for HIV/AIDS, rights lawyers say. Foreign prisoners were previously expected to pay for their own medication, unlike local inmates…” (8/26). International Business Times:…

Global Life Expectancy Rising But People Living Longer With More Illness, Study Shows

News outlets report on a study published in The Lancet showing global life expectancy is rising but people suffer more disability and illness. Deutsche Welle: Study: Global life expectancy rises “…Theo Vos, a professor at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington who led the…

Study Calls For Integration Of Anti-Smoking Strategies Into TB, HIV Care

VOA News: Study: Anti-smoking Strategies Critical to TB and HIV Care “…The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease released a report recently arguing that second-hand smoke must be addressed in the treatment of patients with TB and HIV. The research identifies a critical missed opportunity in TB and HIV…

Amid Controversy, Amnesty International Adopts Policy Supporting Decriminalization Of Sex Work

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Amnesty International adopts sex work decriminalization policy Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses Amnesty International’s recent adoption of a policy that supports the full decriminalization of sex work and highlights the controversy surrounding the new policy…

Uganda’s Health Information System, Use Of Data Helps Prevent Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission

ONE Blog: Data is helping Uganda eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission Betty Kagoro, communications specialist, and Erik Friedly, associate director for communication, both at the CDC-Uganda, discuss the importance of data in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Uganda, writing, “Preventing Uganda’s children from acquiring HIV at birth is achievable, but…

Blog Post Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: a rapid diagnostic for three hemorrhagic fevers, a MERS vaccine to be tested in humans, and advances in R&D for HIV treatments Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including the development of a paper-based rapid diagnostic…