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IRIN Reports From Transgender Health Symposium In Bangkok

IRIN reports from the 2014 World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) symposium in Bangkok. IRIN: Right to dignity — barriers to health care for transgenders “…From being labelled as having a disorder to shouldering the burden of some of the highest rates of violence and HIV infection in the…

Blog Provides ‘Roundup’ Of Global Health Issues, Related Politics

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: While Museveni mulls ‘harmonized’ homophobia, no news from Nigeria is bad news, Kenya considers death by stoning, and smiling faces hide ugly truths… We’re reading about politics over public health Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at…

Uganda National Academy Of Sciences President Speaks About Anti-Gay Law

Science Magazine: Ugandan academy president speaks out on anti-gay law “…In the days before [Uganda President Yoweri] Museveni signed the [anti-gay] bill, the Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS) avoided being drawn into the controversy by declining a request from the government to conduct a rushed review of the scientific…

Ugandan President Not Rushing Reintroduction Of Anti-Gay Law, Lawmaker Says

News outlets report on the upcoming reintroduction of the controversial anti-gay law that was invalidated by the Ugandan court earlier this month. Associated Press/Washington Post: Uganda president not keen on rushing anti-gay law “President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda is urging parliamentarians not to rush to reintroduce a controversial anti-gay law…

Blog Recaps Responses To Court Decision To Invalidate Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: “I am no longer criminal…” Following Uganda law dismissal, we’re reading responses and results “In the wake of the major victory for public health and human rights that the nullification last week of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act represents… [Antigone Bartone, writer and editor of…

USAID Launches Project To Tackle HIV In Vietnam

Xinhua News/Global Post: USAID helps Vietnam tackle HIV infections “The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a two-year project to improve community response to HIV in Vietnam’s southern Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho City and An Giang province, local Thanh Nien (Youth) reported Tuesday…” (8/5).

Ugandan Lawmakers, Religious Leaders Push To Revive Anti-Gay Law

News outlets report on the push from Ugandan lawmakers and religious leaders to re-introduce the anti-gay law that the Ugandan Constitutional court struck down last week. Associated Press/New York Times: Ugandan Lawmakers in Campaign to Revive Gay Law “Ugandan parliamentarians are launching a campaign to revive a recently invalidated anti-gay…

News Outlets Report On U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Discuss Health-Related Issues Facing Africa

As the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, taking place in Washington, D.C., continues, news outlets report on the summit’s proceedings and discuss health-related issues facing Africa. The Hill: Attacking ‘a hidden, deadly’ issue “More than 250,000 women die each year in Africa from maternal complications, constituting 51 percent of the world’s maternal deaths. Preventing maternal and…

Uganda Court Ruling Step Forward For LGBT Community

Devex: Court ruling over anti-gay law ‘fragile gain’ for anti-HIV aid in Uganda “There were ‘tears, dancing, and celebration’ in Uganda on Friday after the Supreme Court declared null and void the country’s anti-homosexuality law, giving LGBT activists and civil society groups respite from a long battle over Ugandans’ human…

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…