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BBC News Profiles Couple That Represents ‘Public Face Of HIV/AIDS In Bhutan’

BBC News: We told the king we had HIV “For the last few years, Wangda Dorje and Tshering Choden have been the public face of HIV/AIDS in Bhutan. They were among a group of five who were the first in the country to come out as HIV-positive — in front…

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White House’s Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy Aims To Connect All Americans With HIV To Care

Huffington Post: 2020 Vision: Our Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to the president and chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls “[Thursday], the Obama Administration [released] the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 (‘Updated Strategy’). … With the release of our Updated Strategy, let’s…

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Progress Being Made To Prevent, Diagnose, Treat Cervical Cancer Among African Women

Humanosphere: Visualizing cervical cancer: Leading killer of African women Amy VanderZanden, communications data specialist at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), examines efforts to prevent, diagnose, and treat cervical cancer in sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease is the leading cause of cancer death for women…

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Obama Administration Expected To Release Action Plan On Drug-Resistant TB In September

RESULTS blog: President Obama Working on an Action Plan to Stop Drug-Resistant TB David Bryden, the TB advocacy officer at RESULTS, writes, “This week RESULTS, along with 12 other leading U.S. and international organizations, sent a letter to President Obama to thank him for initiating the development of a U.S.…

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On World Day, WHO, Partners Urge World To ‘Act Now’ To Prevent Hepatitis

U.N. News Centre: ‘Prevent hepatitis; Act now,’ declares U.N. on World Day targeting hepatitis B and C “Marking World Hepatitis Day 2015, which falls on 28 July in honor of the birthday of the scientist who discovered the hepatitis B virus and its first vaccine, the United Nations World Health…

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Stakeholders Begin To Examine Funding Needs To Prevent, Treat Global Hepatitis Infections

Devex: Where should money go to manage global health’s ‘silent epidemic’? “…Unlike other diseases like HIV and AIDS and tuberculosis — which would need an estimated $22 billion to $24 billion, and $8 billion, respectively, according to statistics released by relevant stakeholders — hepatitis does not yet have a ballpark…

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Eliminating Malaria Deaths Requires Focusing Attention On Rapid Diagnosis, Effective Treatment

Huffington Post: While Working to Eradicate Malaria, Let’s Eliminate Malaria Deaths Terrie E. Taylor, professor and malaria researcher at Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine “Last week, there was a glimmer of hope for everyone that suffers from malaria: the world’s first-ever malaria vaccine received a green light from…

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Additional Funding, More Efficient Spending Needed To End AIDS Epidemic

Toronto Star: The future of AIDS is up to us Ilana Landsberg-Lewis, executive director of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, and Lee Waldorf, policy director at the foundation “Win or lose? This is the question posed by a series of reports on the state of the global AIDS epidemic — reports…

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Low-Cost Oral Rehydration Solution Can Save Many Lives Worldwide

Skoll World Forum: ORS Is a Magic Elixir That Saves Lives Helen Matzger, senior program officer on the Vaccine Delivery Team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Anita Zaidi, director of the Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases Program at the foundation “…One critically important intervention the health community has…

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Stopping Asia’s Hepatitis Epidemic Requires More Urgent Resources, Political Will, Financing

Wall Street Journal: Confronting Asia’s Hepatitis Epidemic Ding-Shinn Chen and Stephen Locarnini, co-chairs of the Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific “…Hepatitis has not received funding commensurate with the magnitude of the problem. … We can stop the increasing burden of hepatitis B and hepatitis C with resources…

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