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U.N. Must Promote Harm Reduction As HIV Prevention Strategy Among Drug Users

The Guardian: To end HIV in drug users, stop chasing the dream of a drug-free world Susie McLean, senior adviser on drug use and HIV for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “…The evidence for the effectiveness of harm reduction interventions — reducing the negative consequences of drug use rather than focusing…

To Address NCDs In Developing Nations, International Community Can Leverage Existing Health Infrastructures Used To Treat, Prevent Infectious Diseases

Washington Post: If we really cared about saving lives in poor countries, we wouldn’t focus only on AIDS David J. Heller, internist and global health researcher “…We need to start paying attention [to noncommunicable diseases]. … Fortunately, there are proven, cost-effective ways for the United States and the global development…

Lancet Pieces Discuss Developments In TB Diagnostics, Treatments, Policies

The Lancet: Unite to end tuberculosis Editorial Board “March 24 marks World TB Day. This year, the theme is ‘Unite to end tuberculosis.’ WHO calls on governments, civil society, and the private sector to unite to end the tuberculosis epidemic — a much-needed approach to tackle this deadliest of diseases.…

Some Health Workers In Asia Refusing Care For People Living With HIV, Report Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: People with HIV in Asia ejected from hospitals, women sterilized — study “Some health workers in Asia are refusing to perform surgery and provide services for people living with HIV, and are even expelling patients from hospitals and forcing women to undergo sterilization, according to grassroots organizations.…

Ending Global AIDS Pandemic Requires Commitment From Next U.S. President

Huffington Post: The Next President Has a Narrow Window to End Global AIDS: The Plan All Candidates Must Address Hilary McQuie, director of U.S. Government Policy and Grassroots Mobilization at Health GAP (Global Access Project) “…The U.S. plays the most crucial role in funding the response to the global [AIDS]…

Targeted Investments In Health Systems Would Lead To Greater Global Health Gains

Project Syndicate: The Right Targets for Global Health Investment Bjørn Lomborg, visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…[T]rying to improve health systems uniformly, across the board, shouldn’t be our absolute top priority. But strengthening developing countries’ capacity to identify and manage known…

Investing In Girls’ Education Will Support SDG Achievements, Contribute To AIDS-Free Generation

Huffington Post: Building On the Momentum to Empower Adolescent Girls Deborah L. Birx, ambassador-at-large and coordinator of the U.S. government activities to combat HIV/AIDS “…Investing in girls’ education is key to enabling young women to live the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe (DREAMS) lives they deserve. When women…

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