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Former Sen. Frist Examines U.S. Ebola Response, Reflects On Global HIV Efforts

ONE blog: Bill Frist: A hard look at the Ebola epidemic and barriers to containment In a guest post, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) examines the current U.S. government response to Ebola, including the role of the military, and draws comparisons to the U.S. response to global…

Analysts Draw Comparisons, Point Out Differences Between HIV, Ebola Responses

The Hill: Ebola responders look to lessons from HIV “As the Ebola crisis deepens in West Africa, health leaders are taking cues from the international response to another deadly virus that has ravaged the continent — HIV. Chinua Akukwe, the lead African analyst with the National Academy of Public Administration,…

Sexual, Reproductive Health Rights Must Be ‘At The Heart Of’ Development Framework

Huffington Post: An Unfinished Agenda: Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the 21st Century Joaquim Chissano, former president of Mozambique, and Tarja Halonen, former president of Finland, and both co-chairs of the ICPD High-Level Task Force “World leaders will descend on United Nations Headquarters in New York on 22 September to…

‘Science Speaks’ Discusses New CDC Global HIV/AIDS Head

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: CDC names new Global AIDS Division director Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses the background of Shannon Hader, the newly appointed director of the CDC Division of Global HIV/AIDS…

Ebola Outbreak Overwhelms Liberia’s Health Facilities, Workers

News outlets report on Liberia’s efforts to treat Ebola patients, as health facilities and workers are overwhelmed by the number of infected people. Deutsche Welle: Liberia’s forgotten diseases “…Liberians are not only afraid of contracting Ebola, they are also scared of being wrongly diagnosed when they may in fact be…

Blog Post Recognizes Global Female Condom Day

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Female Condoms Clancy Broxton, the senior social marketing and commodities adviser for USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS, and Rahel Beigel, a Global Health Fellows Program intern, write, “In honor of Global Female Condom Day, read and share these five facts about female condoms,…

Global Burden Of Disease Data Show Ending AIDS Epidemic Possible

The Lancet: MDG 6 and beyond: from halting and reversing AIDS to ending the epidemic Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS executive director; Mark Dybul, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria executive director; and Deborah Birx, ambassador-at-large and U.S. global AIDS coordinator “…Overall, [the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s (IHME)…

Indonesia Must Plug $30M Funding Gap To Address HIV, U.N. Official Says

Reuters: Indonesia’s new president must fill funding gap in HIV fight — U.N. “Indonesia, one of only three countries in the Asia-Pacific region that is seeing a trend of increased HIV infections, must plug a $30 million funding gap in its fight against HIV, a U.N. health official said on…

Human Rights Advocates Urge Gambian President To Reject Anti-Gay Bill

Agence France-Presse: Gambia urged to drop life sentences for gays “Rights campaigners called Wednesday for Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to reject proposals by lawmakers to introduce a punishment of life in prison for ‘aggravated homosexuality.’ Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a joint statement that a bill…

Blog Post Discusses IAS Journal Supplement On Women, HIV Prevention

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Microbicides and other ARV-based prevention: Biomedical answers meet challenges on the ground Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a new supplement from the Journal of the International AIDS Society,…