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PEPFAR, CIFF Partner To Increase Acccess To HIV Treatment For Children In Africa

UNAIDS: New initiative announced to expand access to treatment for children in Africa “The United States government has recently announced that the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), in partnership with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), is planning to significantly increase the number of children who have…

Helms Amendment Interpretation Is A ‘Violation Of Women’s Human Rights’

The Hill: Helms amendment blocks aid to African women Suzanne Ehlers, CEO of Population Action International (PAI) “…For 40 years, the Helms amendment has been applied as a blanket restriction on the use of U.S. funds to pay for abortions. Since its passage, policymakers have gone beyond the letter of…

News Outlets Continue To Discuss Ethical Issues Related To Experimental Ebola Treatment

News outlets discuss the debates surrounding experimental Ebola drugs. Associated Press: Spanish Ebola patient gets experimental drug “Spain has imported a U.S.-made experimental Ebola drug to treat a Spanish missionary priest evacuated from Liberia last week after testing positive for the killer virus…” (Giles/Cheng, 8/11). BBC News: Resolving the ethics of…

‘Science Speaks’ Reports On Announcement Of Pediatric HIV Treatment Program

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: PEPFAR Pediatric HIV treatment partnership targets antiretroviral access gap Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, reports on U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx’s comments on the announcement of Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment,…

MDGs, Post-2015 Discussions Need More Attention

Devex: MDGs: The U.N.’s best-kept secret Diana Ohlbaum, senior associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Project on Prosperity and Development, co-chair of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network’s Accountability Working Group, and a principal of Turner4D “… The United Nations is now engaged in discussions with governments and…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Reactions To Ebola Outbreak

The following two opinion pieces discuss reactions to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. New York Times: Fighting Ebola for Us All Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “…[T]his Ebola outbreak underscores why we have not only a humanitarian interest in addressing global health, but also a national interest in…

Devex Interviews Tanzanian Minister Of Health On Partnership With USAID

Devex: How USAID’s health partnership with Tanzania is evolving “… Devex caught up with Tanzanian Minister of Health and Social Welfare Dr. Seif Seleman Rashid on the sidelines of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to learn how the high-level rhetoric around a new narrative of partnership with the continent means for…