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Additional Funding, More Efficient Spending Needed To End AIDS Epidemic

Toronto Star: The future of AIDS is up to us Ilana Landsberg-Lewis, executive director of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, and Lee Waldorf, policy director at the foundation “Win or lose? This is the question posed by a series of reports on the state of the global AIDS epidemic — reports…

USAID Report Links Health Systems Strengthening To Measurable Impacts On Health Outcomes

USAID Health Finance and Governance Project: “Groundbreaking” Report Links HSS Interventions to Health Outcomes On Tuesday, “USAID’s Office of Health Systems (OHS) released a major new report, which for the first time presents a significant body of evidence linking health systems strengthening interventions to measurable impacts on health outcomes. The…

UNAIDS Urges Trade Negotiators To Ensure Agreements Do Not Impede Access To Medicines

UNAIDS: UNAIDS calls on trade negotiators to uphold governments’ commitments to public health and access to medicines “…Various trade agreements are currently in negotiation and concerns have been expressed that they could involve so-called ‘TRIPS-plus’ measures such as broadening patentability criteria and extending patent duration. … If the global AIDS…

‘Shocking’ HIV Rates Among Transgender Women Worldwide, WHO Report Co-Author Says

NPR: Transgender Women Face Inadequate Health Care, ‘Shocking’ HIV Rates “Transgender people are not getting adequate health care, and widespread discrimination is largely to blame, according to a recent World Health Organization report. And the story is told most starkly in the high rates of HIV among transgender women worldwide.…

Kenya To Benefit From DREAMS Project Aimed At Preventing HIV Among Young Women

VOA News: Kenya Joins HIV DREAMS Project “Kenya will be getting new support to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS among adolescent girls. President Obama announced Sunday that Kenya would be included in the DREAMS project. It’s funded by the U.S., the Nike Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation…” (DeCapua,…

India’s Social Spending Cuts Threaten AIDS Treatment, Prevention Programs

Reuters: Funding crisis puts India’s AIDS program, and lives, at risk “India’s fight against AIDS is being jeopardized by a cut in social spending by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, with health workers being laid off and programs to prevent the spread of the deadly disease curtailed. … [I]n February,…

Global Health Corps Engages Young, Diverse People To Advance Global Health

New York Times: A Millennial Named Bush Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “…[Barbara Bush] and five friends began brainstorming about how to help recruit more people to global health. Her connections opened doors — she’s frank about that — and they ended up starting Global Health Corps, initially intended…