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PEPFAR’s Focus On Partnerships With Other Agencies Will Move World Forward On AIDS

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Fighting HIV: Time to Focus, Says Debbi Birx Todd Summers, senior adviser at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses a recent blog post by Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator of the United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Deborah Birx on the…

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Ebola Provides Opportunity To Further Curb FGM Practice In Sierra Leone

Bloomberg News: Ebola Forces Secret Societies to Curb Female Circumcision Rites “As the death toll from Ebola approaches 9,000 in West Africa, the illness has at least temporarily disrupted female genital mutilation, a centuries-old practice that brutally harms young girls. The respite is giving human rights activists an opportunity to…

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UNICEF Steps Up Assistance For 7M Children At Risk In Middle East Due To Winter Weather

U.N. News Centre: Millions of children face ‘untold misery’ as powerful winter storm sweeps Middle East — U.N. “At least seven million internally displaced and refugee children are in desperate need of assistance as bitter winter snows and torrential rains continue to batter the Middle East, the United Nations Children’s…

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Violence, Instability Threatens Food Security Of Nearly One-Third Of CAR’s Population

U.N. News Centre: Central African Republic: U.N. agency warns of food insecurity amid ongoing instability “The unpredictable and hostile security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is having severe consequences for the country’s population still in dire need of humanitarian assistance, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) declared…

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Children With HIV At Higher Risk Of Death From Pneumonia, Study Shows

VOA News: HIV Kids Are High Risk for Pneumonia “A new study said HIV-positive children are much more likely to die from pneumonia than children who are not infected with the AIDS virus. … Researchers said deaths from pneumonia among HIV-positive children could be dramatically reduced by expanding current treatments.…

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Improvements In Food Management Can Lead To Greater Fairness, Justice Globally

Inter Press Service: For the Good of Humanity — Towards a Culture of Caring Andrew MacMillan, former director of the Field Operations Division of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) “…Nowhere is the need for greater fairness more apparent than in the realm of food management — where we…

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Haiti’s Lymphatic Filariasis Program Makes Strides Toward Disease Elimination

CDC’s “Neglected Tropical Diseases”: Despite Earthquake, Lymphatic Filariasis Program in Haiti Is a Success This CDC blog post discusses efforts to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF) using a mass drug administration (MDA) strategy in Haiti. “…When the elimination program began, nearly half of people in the most affected areas were infected;…

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WHO Criticizes Governments’ Ebola Responses, Says Agency Should Be Given More Power In Health Emergencies

Reuters: After Ebola, WHO blames governments and seeks more clout “The World Health Organization says governments flouted their obligations during the Ebola crisis and wants more power to tackle health emergencies in [the] future, documents published by the international agency showed on Monday…” (Miles, 1/12).

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Government Investment, Behavior Change, Improved Health Care Access Contributing To Global Decline In New HIV Cases

Christian Science Monitor: HIV/AIDS: What’s behind the decline in new infections “Global efforts in recent decades to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS — reported to have killed some 39 million people — appear to be having an effect. The number of newly infected individuals worldwide is down 38 percent since…

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212 Cambodian Villagers Infected With HIV; Outbreak Linked To Contaminated Needles

Reuters: Cambodia finds 212 with HIV where unlicensed medic operated “Cambodian health authorities have found 212 villagers infected with HIV in a district where an unlicensed medic has been charged with murder on suspicion of spreading the virus with contaminated equipment…” (Thul, 1/10). VOA News: HIV Outbreak Linked to Infected…

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