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HIV Cure Research For Children, Adults ‘Could Be The Catalyst’ To End AIDS

Huffington Post: Setting the Stage for an HIV Cure Charles Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), and Nicholas Hellmann, EGPAF’s executive vice president of medical and scientific affairs “…Cure research is an essential step to keeping HIV-positive children alive. It is imperative that children…

Deborah Birx Urges AIDS Research To Marry Prevention With Care, Colleagues Say

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog examines the way Deborah Birx, former director of the United States Military Research HIV Program and nominee to lead PEPFAR, plans to address the next phase of PEPFAR: by “marrying prevention to care,” noting that this “was the ethical way to…

U.S. Donates Therapeutic Food To Pakistan To Aid Malnourished Children

NNI/Frontier Post: U.S. donates 1,330 metric tons of therapeutic food supplies to Pak children “The United States will donate 1,330 metric tons of therapeutic food supplies to more than 80,000 acutely malnourished children in Pakistan. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director Nancy Estes presented the food shipment…

Devex Outlines Changes To U.S. Food Aid Program Under Farm Bill, Reaction From Shah

Devex: Rajiv Shah: Farm bill to bring more flexibility, greater impact for USAID “…With U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature, the Agriculture Act of 2014 is expected by a broad coalition of government officials, development experts, NGOs and independent analysts to make the nation’s international food aid system more efficient and…

HIV Prevention, Treatment Should Include Research On Effective Vaccine, Fauci Says

The current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine features a perspective piece and interview exploring different strategies to prevent and treat HIV worldwide. NEJM: Interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci on the need for an HIV vaccine and the advances that will help fulfill that need NEJM Managing Editor…

Sectarian Violence In CAR Hindering Aid Delivery, Evacuations

Media sources report on continuing sectarian violence in Central African Republic (CAR). IRIN: Aid and evacuations under threat in CAR The news service reports on how sectarian violence is hindering aid deliveries to displaced persons and preventing evacuations from embattled areas (2/5). U.S. Department of State: U.S. Condemns Sectarian Violence…

USAID’s Pioneer Prizes Pay Tribute To Technological Advances In Creating AIDS-Free Generation

Writing in USAID’s “Impact” blog, David Stanton, director of the Office of HIV/AIDS, highlights the agency’s Pioneers Prize program, which “pays tribute to technological advances that offer innovative solutions to critical issues facing global development. … As a key implementer of PEPFAR, USAID’s work in HIV and AIDS was well-recognized…

USAID, U.N. Introduce Humanitarian Development Plans In Sahel Region

News outlets report on USAID’s new humanitarian initiative, Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE), as well as the U.N.’s announcement of a three-year response plan in the region. IIP Digital: USAID Commits New Funds to Help Sahel Nations Build Resilience “The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has allocated $130…

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