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Haiti Achieves Several MDGs Ahead Of Deadline; Cholera Rates Decline

U.N. News Centre: Feature: Haiti witnesses declining cholera rates, significant gains in development “Haiti, often cited as one of the least developed countries in the Western Hemisphere, has reached — or nearly reached — several of the Millennium Development Goals ahead of the 2015 deadline, according to a report launched…

PrEP Programs Gain Momentum As Solution To AIDS Epidemic

Huffington Post: New Momentum on PrEP, But Critical Needs Are Overlooked Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC “…PrEP [(the use of a daily medication that reduces the risk of HIV infection)] is an option for many people, not only for gay men. … Global health leaders should be working, now,…

Kaiser/UNAIDS Study Shows Drop In Donor Government Commitments To AIDS Funding In 2013

Kaiser Family Foundation/UNAIDS: Kaiser/UNAIDS Study Finds Dip in Donor Government Commitments for AIDS In 2013 “Donor governments in 2013 committed US$8.1 billion in new funding to support the AIDS response in low- and middle-income countries, down three percent from 2012, finds a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and…

Investment In HIV Prevention Research Down 4% In 2013, Report Says

UNAIDS: Declining investment could slow research and rollout of new HIV prevention options “Investment in HIV prevention research fell US$50 million, or four percent, to US$1.26 billion in 2013, due to declining investments by the United States and European government donors, changes in the international development landscape, and changes in…

MDG Report Shows No Decline In New HIV Infections Among Young People

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Global HIV response failing young people, according to U.N. report Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, writes, “While new HIV infections have declined by 44 percent among adults, people aged 15 to 24 have seen no decline…

Protect Dignity, Human Rights Of Central American Child Migrants, Ban Says

U.N. News Centre: Easing plight of child migrants fleeing Central America requires ‘compassionate solutions’ — Ban “Deeply concerned by the ‘urgent humanitarian situation’ of unaccompanied child migrants from Central America, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [Wednesday] called for governments of countries where the children start, continue, or finish their journeys, to protect…

Disaster Preparedness, Conflict Prevention ‘Critical’ For Sustainable Development

The Guardian: From Syria to South Sudan, the need to be prepared has never been greater Helen Clark, U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) administrator “…Despite the overwhelming evidence that a stitch in time saves nine, spending on prevention and preparedness remains a small part of the global aid budget. Now the…

UNICEF Launches National Sanitation Campaign With Haitian Government

UNICEF: New sanitation campaign aims to end cholera in Haiti “UNICEF and the Haitian government have intensified the fight against cholera, with the launch this week of the National Sanitation Campaign, aiming to eliminate open defecation in the country. The National Sanitation Campaign will target 55 communities in the 10…

Ending AIDS By 2030 Possible With Greater International Effort, UNAIDS Report Says

News outlets highlight a new report from UNAIDS on the global AIDS epidemic. Associated Press/San Francisco Chronicle: Number of people with HIV unchanged since 2012 “The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest since…