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CDC, WHO Vigilant Over MERS

CBS New York: The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough? “…The CDC and WHO appear to be doing everything they can to prevent a full-blown MERS crisis, however many are still concerned about the virus’ fate, including the White House. … Only time will tell how the deadly MERS…

Birx Says AIDS-Free Generation Is Possible

PEPFAR: Statement from Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, on PEPFAR’s Approach to Achieving an AIDS-free Generation “…Looking forward, our vision is to achieve an AIDS-free generation through impact, accountability, transparency, shared responsibility, and a commitment to human rights. Together, with all hands on deck, I believe…

CSIS Report Examines Policy Implications Of Homophobia In Africa

CSIS: Revitalizing the Fight against Homophobia in Africa In this report, Richard Downie, deputy director and fellow at the CSIS Africa Program, “examines the current situation and offers recommendations for U.S. policymakers to consider as they confront the dilemma of advocating respect for human rights while avoiding backlash from governments…

Blogs Discuss Energy Investment In Africa

Blogs discuss U.S. government and private enterprise energy investment in Africa. Humanosphere: Why the Electrify Africa Act is vital to powering Africa Development blogger Tom Murphy writes, “The launch of the [Power Africa] program, made by Obama during his Africa tour last summer, is one of the most significant initiatives…

Experts Warn Of HIV Treatment Gaps Among Children, Adolescents Worldwide

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: AIDS among children, teenagers a ‘Hidden Epidemic’ The blog summarizes remarks made by experts at a congressional briefing held Thursday on the crisis of pediatric and adolescent HIV/AIDS care (Aziz, 5/15).

U.S. Recommends Daily Pill For Individuals At Risk Of HIV Infection

New York Times: Advocating Pill, U.S. Signals Shift to Prevent AIDS “Federal health officials recommended Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of Americans at risk for AIDS take a daily pill that has been shown to prevent infection with the virus that causes it…” (McNeil, 5/14).

Panel At CUGH Meeting Discusses Global Health News Reporting

GlobalPost: How do journalists and policy analysts choose what to cover in global health? Marissa Miley, deputy editor of global health for special reports at GlobalPost Miley summarizes a panel discussion called “How the Media Chooses Global Health Stories” held on Monday at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health…

President Obama Reaffirms U.S. Commitment To Global Health In Video Address

Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH): President Barack Obama Welcomes the 2014 CUGH Conference to Washington, D.C. In a video welcome, “[t]he president and his administration support and acknowledge the work being done around the world by CUGH and its members, and affirm CUGH’s partnership with the U.S. government”…

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