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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…

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…

Human Rights, Ebola Possible Topics Of Discussion At Upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

News outlets report on potential topics of discussion for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that is scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., next week. Devex: Will LGBTI policy be discussed at all at U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit? “…LGBTI advocates are asking whether the invitations [to both the Ugandan and Nigerian presidents…

Ugandan Court Invalidates Country’s Anti-Homosexuality Law

News outlets report on the Ugandan Constitutional Court’s decision to invalidate the country’s anti-gay law. Agence France-Presse: Uganda court scraps new anti-gay law “Uganda’s Constitutional Court on Friday overturned tough new anti-gay laws that had been branded draconian by rights groups, saying they had been wrongly passed by parliament…” (8/1).…

Ugandan Activists Launch Court Petition To Repeal Anti-Gay Law

News outlets report on Ugandan activists’ launch of a court petition to repeal the country’s anti-gay law. Agence France-Presse: Uganda activists launch court bid to overturn anti-gay law “Ugandan activists launched a petition Wednesday at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned by rights…