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Study Calls For Integration Of Anti-Smoking Strategies Into TB, HIV Care

VOA News: Study: Anti-smoking Strategies Critical to TB and HIV Care “…The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease released a report recently arguing that second-hand smoke must be addressed in the treatment of patients with TB and HIV. The research identifies a critical missed opportunity in TB and HIV…

Amid Controversy, Amnesty International Adopts Policy Supporting Decriminalization Of Sex Work

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Amnesty International adopts sex work decriminalization policy Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses Amnesty International’s recent adoption of a policy that supports the full decriminalization of sex work and highlights the controversy surrounding the new policy…

TPP Could Decrease Availability Of Generic Medicines To Patients Worldwide

JAMA: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and Implications for Access to Essential Medicines Jing Luo and Aaron S. Kesselheim of the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School “…[I]n its current form, the [Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)] could lower the bar for the patenting of pharmaceutical innovations…

Uganda’s Health Information System, Use Of Data Helps Prevent Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission

ONE Blog: Data is helping Uganda eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission Betty Kagoro, communications specialist, and Erik Friedly, associate director for communication, both at the CDC-Uganda, discuss the importance of data in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Uganda, writing, “Preventing Uganda’s children from acquiring HIV at birth is achievable, but…

Global Health Officials To Study Post-Ebola Symptoms Among Survivors

Washington Post: With many Ebola survivors ailing, doctors evaluate situation “Lingering health problems afflicting many of the roughly 13,000 Ebola survivors have galvanized global and local health officials to find out how widespread the ailments are and how to remedy them. The World Health Organization calls it an emergency within…