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Johnson & Johnson Opens First Office Of New Global Public Health Unit In South Africa

Wall Street Journal: J&J Makes Renewed Push Into Africa “Johnson & Johnson is deepening its business in Africa, adding new research, development, and distribution capabilities to boost sales of new medicines to fight HIV/AIDS and other major killer diseases. The makeover formally kicks off Wednesday in Cape Town, South Africa,…

Investing In, Optimizing Health Workforce Critical To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Equipping Health Workers to Achieve an AIDS-free Generation Shayanne Martin, Diana Frymus, and Kim Rogers, all members of the Health Workforce Team in the Office of HIV/AIDS at USAID, discuss the role of health workers in advancing global development and achieving an AIDS-free generation, writing, “The bottom line…

GHIT Fund Announces Investments In Malaria, TB Diagnostics, NTD Treatment

Global Health Innovative Technology Fund: GHIT Fund Announces New Investments, Including Innovative Malaria Vaccine Targeting Two Deadliest Strains of the Disease The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund announced investments in two innovative malaria eradication tools, a new rapid diagnostic test that can identify active tuberculosis in HIV-positive patients, and efforts to develop…

$26.2B In 2020 Needed To Meet Fast-Track Targets In HIV/AIDS Response

UNAIDS: UNAIDS announces lower price tag on investments needed to Fast-Track ending the AIDS epidemic “Ahead of the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, UNAIDS announced new investment needs to Fast-Track the AIDS response. The projected need of US$ 26.2 billion in 2020 is down from a…

April 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The April 2016 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, research, and policy articles on various topics, including an editorial on knowledge sharing during public health emergencies, a research paper on the sexual and reproductive health and human rights of women living with HIV, and…

Health Inequities Remain Problem In World’s Growing Urban Areas, U.N. Report Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. report aims to equalize health conditions amidst exploding metro populations “…The ‘Global Report on Urban Health: Equitable, healthier cities for sustainable development,’ jointly released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.N. Human Settlements Programme (U.N.-Habitat), compares data on health from urbanites in almost 100…

Search Continues For Reliable Way To Measure HIV Incidence To Evaluate Interventions

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Search is on for quick and accurate measures of HIV incidence to assess impacts of interventions Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses the challenges of measuring HIV incidence to assess the impact of interventions such as DREAMS (3/30).

Improving Women’s Health Critical To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

Devex: 4 ideas for improving women’s health Huma Abbasi, general manager of global health and medical at Chevron “…March is Women’s History Month. This month provides us with the opportunity to reflect on lessons learned from our work to fight HIV and AIDS by supporting women. Ending transmission of HIV…

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