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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…

4 Recommendations To Help U.S., World Better Prepare For, Respond To Epidemics

U.S. News & World Report: Responding to the Next Ebola Jonathan Fielding, distinguished professor of public health and pediatrics at UCLA “…Here are several high priority recommendations [on how to be better prepared for future disease epidemics]: First, the U.S. must help the World Health Organization and countries with limited…

Under New USAID Policy, Contractors Cannot Discriminate Against LGBTI People When Providing Services

Devex: What USAID’s new LGBTI anti-discrimination policy means for implementers “Contractors and implementers receiving funding from the U.S. aid agency cannot discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people when providing services, according to a new U.S. Agency for International Development policy. … The U.S. aid agency says the…

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