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HIV Epidemic Coming Under Control In 3 Sub-Saharan African Nations, PEPFAR Data Show

The Economist: A report shows HIV in retreat in many African countries “…Some researchers predict that several African countries will soon achieve ‘epidemic control,’ meaning that fewer people are newly infected each year than die of the disease. New data from the American President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR),…

Washington State’s Global Health Community Should Lead Reforms To Better Distribute HIV Funding Among Donors, Recipient Nations

Humanosphere: Op-Ed: Is global health industry too self-serving in the fight against AIDS? Scott Barnhart, professor of medicine and global health, and Joanna Diallo, senior program manager in the department of global health, both at the University of Washington, Seattle, discuss a “self-serving model of development,” in which much of…

NPR Examines Why Number Of New HIV Infections Worldwide Remains Around 2M Annually

NPR: Why Can’t We Bring Down The Number Of New HIV Cases? “…The number of people getting infected with HIV each year peaked in 1997 at about 3.5 million. Prevention efforts … have slashed that figure dramatically. But progress stalled around 2010. Since then the world has tallied about two…

Nigeria Considering Innovative Financing Mechanism For Malaria Prevention

Financial Times: World Bank health care social impact bond fundraising targets Africa malaria “Malaria may not seem an obvious focus for financial markets but Nigeria plans an ambitious new instrument to tackle the heavy burden of the disease. If it goes ahead, the Innovative Financing for Malaria Prevention and Treatment/Control…

Incoming Trump Administration Could Help Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

Project Syndicate: The End of AIDS Jeffrey D. Sachs, professor and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and director of the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network “…[T]he goal of an ‘AIDS-Free Generation’ is realistically within reach. The required policy steps should be agreed in the early days of…

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