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Tanzania Anticipates Reduced HIV/AIDS Assistance To Have Negative Impact

Tanzania Daily News: Tanzania: Reduced AIDS Funding Worrisome “Reduced funding on HIV/AIDS programs in the country, over the years, is feared to have bad effects on the epidemic as its response is highly dependent on foreign assistance. ‘About 95 percent of the funding for HIV and AIDS programs comes from…

UNAIDS Releases Brief On Harm Reduction To Reduce HIV Transmission

In a feature story on its site, UNAIDS writes, “Injecting drug use continues to drive the HIV epidemic in many countries around the world. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in 2013 it was estimated that between 11 million and 22 million people inject drugs…

Ending Child Marriage Sees Concerted International Push

Center for American Progress: Too Young: Helping Child Brides in the Developing World “…The human implications of these almost medieval marriage practices around the globe are appalling. Such early marriage casts young girls into enormous peril, leaving them far more at risk of violence and abuse and often ending their hopes…

HIV/AIDS Action Plan Released By European Commission

Vaccine News Daily: EU releases updated Action Plan to fight HIV/AIDS in neighboring countries “The European Commission released its Action Plan on HIV/AIDS on Friday that extends and builds on existing action established by the 2009-2013 Action Plan. The new plan puts greater focus on keeping HIV/AIDS as a priority…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has published Issue 40 of its newsletter, the “Global Fund News Flash.” The issue features an article on the fund’s allocation methodology; an article highlighting a faith-based organization’s mission to defeat malaria; and an article featuring John Rae, a documentary and…

Ending Violence Against Women, Girls Is Key To Advancing Progress Toward MDGs

Huffington Post: Addressing Violence Against Women and Children Is Critical to Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation and the Millennium Development Goals Catherine Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Deborah von Zinkernagel, Acting U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator “During this week’s 58th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of…

UNAIDS Envoy Expresses Concern For Crimean Drug Users After Russian Annexation

Agence France-Presse/China Post: UNAIDS envoy worried for Crimean drug users “The U.N.’s AIDS envoy for Eastern Europe voiced fears Thursday for injecting drug users in Crimea who risk being cut off from a lifeline treatment prohibited in Russia. Michel Kazatchkine said he was worried that heroin replacement programs called opioid…

Crimea Should Continue Its Successful Drug Treatment Programs After Russian Annexation

Huffington Post: ReSovietizing Crimea? What the Vote Means for the Twin Epidemics of Drug Use and HIV Richard Elovich, research scientist at Columbia University “…In choosing affiliation with Russia, Crimea should not reject the needs of the socially vulnerable and some of the helpful responses emerging from within. HIV and…

Activists Question Whether U.S. Should Cut Aid To Uganda

News outlets discuss the implications of Uganda’s anti-gay law on U.S. foreign aid to the country. New York Times: Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law Complicates U.S. Aid in Rebel Hunt “On the February day that President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda signed a law making homosexuality a crime punishable by life in prison, the…

MCC, PEPFAR Partner For Sustainable HIV Efforts

Devex: How MCC partnership will help PEPFAR ‘go local’ “Last week, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief signed a new, three-year memorandum of agreement with the Millennium Challenge Corp. as part of a growing effort to improve the initiative’s long-term sustainability by transitioning U.S. support for HIV and AIDS…