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U.S. Using Mobile Technology To Improve Health In Africa

Politico: Mobile tech on the Africa health frontier “Billions have been spent to bring AIDS medicines to patients in Africa, but a technology with just as much lifesaving potential can be had for pennies: the text message. As African leaders gather for a summit with President Barack Obama this week,…

Nigeria Struggles With HIV Infection Rate

Inter Press Service: Nigeria Wakes Up to its AIDS Threat “…Nigeria’s HIV infection rate of 3.2 percent appears low in comparison to southern Africa’s, but with a population of 173 million, it translates into huge numbers — 3.4 million Nigerians lived with HIV in 2013…” (Olukoya, 8/4).

Obama To Discuss U.S. Funding For HIV/AIDS Efforts With African Leaders

Washington Post: Obama and African leaders to discuss U.S. funding for HIV/AIDS “When African leaders arrive in Washington this week to meet with President Obama, one of the most politically sensitive issues expected to be discussed is the future of the U.S. commitment to global efforts to deal with HIV/AIDS.…

Coverage Continues On Ugandan Court’s Decision To Strike Down Anti-Gay Law

News outlets report on the WHO’s recommendation to change anti-gay laws and the Ugandan Constitutional Court’s decision to strike down the country’s anti-gay law. Washington Blade: World Health Organization urges law changes “The World Health Organization said this week that nations should use changes in law to stop the spread…

Blog Discusses Ugandan Court’s Decision To Overturn Anti-Homosexuality Law

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Uganda Anti Homosexuality Act: Overturned on a technicality, it leaves questions Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses the decision of the Ugandan court to invalidate the Anti-Homosexuality Act of…

AIDS.gov Blog Highlights Coverage, Interviews From AIDS 2014

AIDS.gov blog: In Case You Missed it! AIDS 2014 Roundup AIDS.gov includes a summary of blog posts and interviews with U.S. and other experts on the key issues discussed at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), held in Melbourne, Australia (8/1).

Birx Allays Fears Among Kenyan Activists, Officials That U.S. Plans To Cut PEPFAR Funding

Standard Digital: U.S. dispels fears that it will cut HIV/AIDS funding to Kenya “The Barack Obama administration has allayed fears that it was slashing funding for fighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Kenya through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx…

Life Expectancy In South Africa Rises To 61.2 Years Due To ARV Program

Agence France-Presse: South Africa’s life expectancy jumps to 61.2 years “Life expectancy in AIDS-hit South Africa has shot up sharply over the past decade, thanks to life prolonging antiretroviral (ARVs) treatment, latest estimates from the country’s statistics agency showed Thursday…” (7/31).

Project In Nepal Addresses HIV Issues Among Migrants In Region

SciDev.Net: View on Migration: Anti-HIV measures that cross borders “…Prabodh Devkota is senior regional project director of humanitarian charity CARE International’s EMPHASIS (Enhancing Mobile Populations’ Access to HIV and AIDS Services, Information and Support) project. Headquartered in Nepal, EMPHASIS was set up in 2009 to address the HIV vulnerability of…