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Zambia Working To Address HIV/AIDS Among Youth, Especially Women

Writing in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, Jennifer James, founder of Mom Bloggers for Social Good, discusses her travel to Zambia as an International Reporting Project Zambia Fellow, and how the country is addressing HIV/AIDS among the youth population. “The Zambian government is working through community…

National Survey Shows Health Improvements In Haiti

“A newly released nationwide health survey of Haiti shows continuing positive trends on key health care indicators, in particular those of Haitian women and children,” Natalia Machuca, a USAID adviser on infectious disease in Latin America and the Caribbean, writes in the agency’s “IMPACTblog.” “The latest survey, undertaken by the…

Blog Examines PEPFAR, Global Fund Collaboration In Haiti

“For the past decade, [PEPFAR and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria] have navigated uncharted waters,” Michael Johnson, Global Fund attaché to the permanent mission of the U.S. to the U.N. and other international organizations, writes in the AIDS.gov blog. He provides a brief overview of the…

Blog Reports On Capitol Hill Briefing Examining Scientific Advancements In AIDS Response

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports on a Capitol Hill briefing held Thursday, where physician researchers Myron Cohen of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Chris Beyrer of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Laura Guay of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation;…

Continued Partnership, Resources Needed To Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

In a Forbes opinion piece, Barbara Pierce Bush, CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps and a board member of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, reflects on the global AIDS response over the last decade, writing, “Very rarely, a crisis occurs that is so urgent…

Laws Aimed At Criminalizing Sex Trade Hindering HIV/AIDS Response In India

Writing in the Huffington Post’s “World” blog, journalist Michelle Chen examines efforts to combat HIV/AIDS among sex workers in India, highlighting “various laws aimed at criminalizing the sex trade, supposedly to protect women from exploitation,” which she says reflect “a deeper culture of oppression that sex workers face around the…

Blog Examines Need For PMTCT In Order To Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

Noting “[r]ecently released guidelines from [the WHO] recommend starting HIV treatment earlier — even pre-emptively — as a measure to preventing and eradicating AIDS,” Foreign Policy Association blog contributor Elyse Lichtenthal writes in the blog, “Reading about the push to approach [antiretroviral (ARV)] treatment in this way makes me very…

U.N.’s ECOSOC Addresses HIV/AIDS, NCDs, Science And Technology For Development

“The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) [on Monday] took action on reports pertaining to HIV/AIDS, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and science and technology for development,” Intellectual Property Watch reports, detailing the actions taken pertaining to each at the current ECOSOC session. According to the news service, “the Council took…

Vietnam Facing Funding Challenges As Donors Pull Back

Devex examines how Vietnam, now considered a middle-income country, is facing the challenge of securing funding for its HIV/AIDS programs, as donors begin to “either reduc[e] their aid footprints or cu[t] altogether their bilateral ties.” The news service writes, “On the ground, implementing partners from civil society and non-profit circles…

Access To Comprehensive Reproductive Health Services Necessary To Reach AIDS-Free Generation

In a Huffington Post “Global Motherhood” opinion piece, Ambassador Eric Goosby, head of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy and the U.S. global AIDS coordinator, and UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé discuss progress (.pdf) made on the “Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among…