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Motorcycles Help Health Workers Deliver Basic Care Around Africa

Wall Street Journal: In Africa, Motorcycles Can Save Lives by Delivering Health Care “…The lack of reliable transportation ‘is a severe barrier and a bottleneck’ to delivering health care in the developing world, [Riders for Health co-founder Andrea Coleman] says. Supported by private donors, foundations, and African health ministries, Riders for…

Gates Foundation Awards Stanford University $50M For Vaccine Development Efforts

Reuters: Gates Foundation awards $50 million to Stanford vaccine discovery “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said on Friday it had awarded Stanford University a $50 million grant to accelerate vaccine development efforts for the world’s most deadly diseases, including AIDS and malaria…” (Cavaliere, 1/30).

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash discusses closing the treatment gap for children with HIV, the role of midwives in efforts to eliminate malaria in Myanmar, and the Fund’s 2015 strategic review (1/29).

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 259 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features several news articles, including two pieces discussing services targeting the Roma population in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a commentary on…

Drug Users, Others Left With Few Health Care Options In War-Torn East Ukraine

Inter Press Service: Marginalized Groups Struggle to Access Health Care in Conflict-Torn East Ukraine “With international organizations warning that East Ukraine is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe as its health system collapses, marginalized groups are among those facing the greatest struggle to access even basic health care in…

Vietnamese HIV Group Seeks To Educate, Support HIV-Positive Women

PBS NewsHour: In Vietnam, learning to embrace life with HIV “…HIV/AIDS is one of Vietnam’s largest health issues. In the country of 93 million, an estimated 250,000 people are living with HIV and about 67,000 of them are women, according to UNAIDS, which receives its data from the Vietnamese Ministry…

Data-Driven Approach Critical To Refocusing HIV/AIDS Response In Malawi

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: 2014: A pivotal year for the HIV response in Malawi Beth A. Tippett Barr, chief of health services at CDC Malawi, discusses efforts by CDC, PEPFAR, the Malawi government, and other stakeholders to revise their 2014 annual plan with a focus on how data can inform…

Asia-Pacific Region Can Improve Investments To Help End AIDS Epidemic

Jakarta Globe: Asia-Pacific Can Lead World to End AIDS Epidemic Shamshad Akhtar, executive secretary of the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS executive director “…Ending the AIDS epidemic in Asia and the Pacific is possible, as long as countries have the courage…