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USAID-Funded Program In Central America Offers Lessons Learned In Preventing, Treating HIV In Vulnerable Populations

PSI’s “Impact”: 5 Unexpected Findings for Preventing and Treating HIV in Hidden Populations Alejandra Cabrera, strategic information manager at the Pan-American Social Marketing Organization (PASMO), discusses a new hub that “offers data and lessons learned from the USAID Combination Prevention Program for HIV in Central America, a five-year program funded…

USAID Maternal, Child Health Efforts Saved Millions Of Lives Since 2008, Report Shows

USAID: Maternal and Child Survival Initiative Saves Millions of Lives “The United States Agency for International Development [Wednesday] released a new report showing that its maternal and child survival efforts have resulted in nearly two-and-a-half million more children surviving and 200,000 maternal deaths averted since 2008 in USAID’s 24 priority…

Climate Change Contributing To Political Instability, Refugee Crises, Expert Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Global insecurity and refugee crisis linked to climate change — expert “Climate change is ‘adding fuel to the fire’ of worsening political instability and unrest around the world, an expert told a security forum. ‘We are experiencing a surprising uptick in global insecurity … partially due to…

USAID Africa Ebola Unit Senior Coordinator Discusses Agency’s Response To Epidemic

USAID’s “Impact”: Q&A: The Legacy of West Africa’s Ebola Crisis Clara Wagner, a former intern for USAID’s Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs, interviews Denise Rollins, senior coordinator of the Africa Ebola Unit. Rollins discusses USAID’s role in response efforts during West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, noting, “We strive to rebuild and…

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…

USAID-Supported Initiatives Provide Clean Water, Sanitation To Central Sudan

USAID’s “Impact”: Providing Clean Water to Families Fleeing Violence in Central Darfur Amani Osman, communications officer for the International Organization for Migration in Sudan, discusses how the organization, along with Triangle Generation Humanitaire, are bringing clean water and sanitation practices to people fleeing violence in Central Darfur through USAID-supported rapid…