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HIV-Positive Women Were Forcibly Sterilized, Namibia Court Says

News outlets report on Namibia’s Supreme Court ruling that health care workers sterilized three HIV-positive women without their informed consent. Agence France-Presse: HIV-positive women forcibly sterilized in Namibia, says court “Namibia’s Supreme Court on Monday found that HIV-positive women were forcibly sterilized after giving birth — a decision hailed by…

HIV Patients In Yemen Denied Health Care, HRW Says

Media sources highlight claims from Human Rights Watch that HIV patients in Yemen are denied health care services. New York Times: HIV Patients in Yemen Face Hospital Evictions “Patients infected with HIV are being ordered out of hospitals in Yemen, even when they are in dire need of care, a…

Devex Series Continues To Examine Ways To Advance Global Health Through #HealthyMeans Campaign

The following opinion pieces are part of Devex’s new #HealthyMeans series examining ideas to advance global health outcomes. Devex: How one social enterprise is packaging quality Faith Muigai, director of clinical operations at Jacaranda Health “The nurse-midwives who work at Jacaranda Health’s two maternity hospitals in Nairobi believe deeply in…

Women Are ‘Force For Change’ In Global Health, Development

Huffington Post: Women in Charge: A Force for Change on the Global Stage Deborah Derrick, president of the Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…This week, my organization, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Friends), is privileged to bring together two extraordinary…

‘Science Speaks’ Live Blogs From Two Recent Conferences

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Live Blogs The blog presents archives of recent live blogging posts from two conferences. Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, reported from the HIV Research for Prevention Conference (HIV R4P)…

HIV Presents Specific Challenges In Vaccine Development

Huffington Post: HIV/AIDS Presents an Unprecedented Challenge to Developing a Vaccine Robert Gallo, director of the Institute of Human Virology “As the world focuses on Ebola, we must not forget that HIV/AIDS presents a far greater challenge in the world of vaccines. … Unlike Ebola, at the heart of the…

Tanzanian Program Trains HCWs To Provide HIV, Other Services To Women Experiencing Violence

IntraHealth’s “Vital”: When HIV and Gender-Based Violence Intersect, Women Suffer in Silence Mkama Mwijarubi, program officer at IntraHealth International, discusses the relationship between gender-based violence and HIV and the challenges of providing HIV-related services to women experiencing violence, as well as a program in Tanzania that is training health workers…

Experts Warn Of TB-Diabetes Co-Infection

Reuters: Experts sound alarm as diabetes fuels cases of TB “Cases of tuberculosis are set [to] accelerate worldwide unless action is taken to curb diabetes, a chronic condition that weakens the immune system and triples the risk a person will develop the lung disease, health experts warned on Wednesday…” (Hirschler,…