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Investing In Vaccine Research, Innovation Critical To Achieving SDGs

Devex: Delivering the next generation of vaccines Cécile Vernant, head of E.U. advocacy for Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung “…If we are serious about ending [malaria, HIV, TB, and other diseases of poverty] by 2030, then we will need new and innovative vaccines. … If we are to harness the latent potential…

Blog Post Examines UNGASS Document On World Drug Problem

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: U.N. Special Session on ‘the world drug problem’ just says no… Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses a document titled “Our joint commitment to effectively addressing and countering the world drug problem,” which the U.N. General Assembly adopted last…

Continued U.S. Investment In HIV Prevention Critical To Women’s Health In Africa

Washington Post: Letter to the Editor: How Americans help Africans fight HIV Zeda Rosenberg, founding chief executive of the International Partnership for Microbicides “…Important HIV prevention programs funded by U.S. taxpayers can significantly reduce new infections among vulnerable girls and women so they can stay healthy and thrive. … There…

U.N.’s Zero Draft On Fast-Track To End AIDS Released To Public For Feedback, Input

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Draft of U.N. HIV political declaration released along with calls for comments Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses the release of the U.N.’s Zero Draft on the Fast-Track to End AIDS in the age of Sustainable Development, writing, “[T]he…

Public-Private Partnership Helps Build HIV/AIDS Laboratory Capacity In Africa

CDC’s “Global HIV/AIDS”: Confronting an Overlooked Challenge to Help Fight Disease in Africa This blog post discusses the challenge of weak laboratory capacity in African nations and the importance of strengthening the systems to help treat HIV/AIDS. “…To overcome this major health challenge, in 2007 the U.S. Centers for Disease…

U.N. General Assembly Special Session Addresses Global Drug Policies, With More Focus On Human Rights-Based Prevention, Treatment Approaches

Agence France-Presse: World’s nations urged to shift focus on drug problem “World governments at a U.N. meeting on the global drug problem were urged Tuesday to move away from repression, abolish the death penalty for drug offenses, and step up treatment…” (4/19). Deutsche Welle: World governments consider changing course from…

West, Central African Nations Need Increased Access To HIV Treatment, MSF Report Says

Humanosphere: West and Central Africa falling behind in the fight against HIV and AIDS, report finds “…In West and Central Africa, a region that covers 25 countries, a Doctors Without Borders report released [Tuesday] has highlighted that 27 percent of all global deaths attributable to the AIDS pandemic occur in…

Global Community Should Adopt Human Rights-Based Approach Toward People Who Use Drugs

Huffington Post: The World Needs a Healthier, Rights-based Approach Towards People Who Use Drugs Michel Sidibé, executive director of UNAIDS “…In a new report, ‘Do no harm: health, human rights and people who use drugs,’ UNAIDS presents the evidence for what works to reduce the impact of HIV and other…

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