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Nigeria Must Continue Work Toward Polio Eradication

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Polio Eradication: Nigeria Must Keep its Eye on the Prize Nellie Bristol, a senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, writes about Nigeria’s achievement of reaching one year without a recorded polio case. “…While its commitment to polio eradication…

Political Leadership, Full Financing Critical To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

Huffington Post: This Is the Way to Beat AIDS Julio Montaner, director of B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS “…The world has now come to agreement that we need to provide treatment as early as possible (regardless of CD4 cell count level) to those living with HIV. … Meeting the…

Malaria Rapid Testing Can Reduce Treatment Over-Prescription, Study Shows

Humanosphere: When offered, many will take malaria rapid test, cutting misuse of drugs, study finds “A study published [Wednesday] in PLOS ONE says testing people for malaria helps reduce the over-prescription of anti-malarial drugs by 73 percent. Knowing whether a person actually has malaria means people get the medicine they…

Re-Analysis Of Global Deworming Study Shows Strategy Has Little Benefit

The Guardian: New research debunks merits of global deworming programs “Deworming children, once ranked by Nobel laureates as the fourth most effective intervention to solve the health problems of the whole world, offers very little benefit despite the millions of dollars spent on it, according to a re-analysis of evidence.…

Global Community Must Sustain Momentum In Efforts To End Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission

Huffington Post: Counting Down to Zero: Progress in Ending Mother-to-Child Transmission Chip Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation; Alanna Levine, pediatrician and spokesperson at the American Academy of Pediatrics; and Alice Lin Fabiano, director of worldwide corporate contributions at Johnson & Johnson “…The beginning of…

World Needs ‘More Serious And Energetic’ Commitment To Eliminate TB

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Successes in HIV Overshadow Failures in TB Todd Summers, a senior adviser to the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, argues the world needs “a more serious and energetic global commitment to TB elimination.” He writes, “…There’s been progress in reducing [TB]…

MSF Helping Improve Access To HIV Services For Men In South Africa

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Leaving No Man Behind: Improving HIV Services for Men Sahil Angelo, program coordinator and research assistant for the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, examines Médecins Sans Frontières’ and others’ efforts to improve access to antiretroviral therapy for men living with HIV…