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Some Global Health Aid Improves U.S. Image Abroad, Study Shows

GlobalPost: Global health aid to fight HIV/AIDS boosts U.S.’s image abroad, says new study “…[A] new study provides strong evidence that at least some forms of global health aid improve public opinion about the United States in the countries that receive it. The study, published earlier this month in the…

HIV-Positive Widows Must Have Property Rights To Ensure ‘Safety And Survival’

The Guardian: HIV-positive widows in Kenya fight for their land rights Gina Alvarado, gender and evaluation specialist at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) “…The [HIV] epidemic, in combination with women’s lack of land rights, has resulted in a growing number of widows being cast aside by their…

USAID Working To Meet Water, Food, Health Needs In Kenya

Chris Holmes, global water coordinator and deputy assistant administrator at USAID, writes in the State Department’s “DipNote” blog about “how USAID’s water programs around the world contribute to integrated approaches that meet the objectives of the Agency’s Water and Development Strategy, as well as the Feed the Future and the…

African Parliamentarians Commit To Advancing AIDS Response Now, Beyond 2015

Earlier this week, parliamentarians met during a roundtable at the Pan-African Parliament in South Africa to discuss advancing the AIDS response now and post-2015. According to a UNAIDS press release, “[t]he aim of the dialogue was to create awareness and build the capacity of parliamentarians on the agreed 2013 Abuja…

Scientific Evidence Should Translate To International Resolutions, Policies

Huffington Post: We Have Consensus Houston Michel Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “One of the unreported key events in the mainstream media at the recently concluded 57th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna was the coming together…

Stereotyping, Misinformation Perpetuates Cycle Of HIV Infections

GlobalPost: When stereotypes get in the way of addressing HIV Tracy Jarrett, a GlobalPost-Kaiser Family Foundation global health reporting fellow “…[N]o one thought to test [my mom] for HIV, because she did not fit the stereotype [of a gay man in the early 1990s]. More than 30 years since the…

Uncertainty Surrounds Timing Of Birx Confirmation To Head PEPFAR

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog discusses the status of the nomination of Deborah Birx to head PEPFAR as the next U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. “…Congress has until April 14, when spring break starts, to confirm Birx, who was named to fill the post in mid-January…” (Barton,…