Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: Global Health Partners Continue to Urge the Inclusion of Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Post-2015 Development Agenda “In a recently released policy brief, partners from the global health community continue to urge all United Nations (U.N.) Member States to ensure that the forthcoming post-2015 framework include…More
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: We Will Not Banish AIDS Until We Banish Stigma David Olson, a freelance consultant for Olson Global Communication, discusses key populations at risk of HIV infection, the importance of providing accessible services, and decreasing stigma (7/22).
The Guardian: AIDS-free generation within reach if we boost HIV treatment, says Bill Clinton “The world needs to ‘scale up’ its treatment of HIV — particularly in women and children — to achieve the cherished goal of a generation free of AIDS, the former U.S. president Bill Clinton has said…” (Davey, 7/23).
Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. working group wants goal of ending AIDS epidemic by 2030 — UNDP “Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 is one of the goals proposed to replace U.N. development targets that expire next year, the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said on Tuesday…” (Nguyen, 7/22).
News outlets discuss findings of a new series of articles in The Lancet on HIV and sex workers, which was first presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. VOA News: Sex Workers Seek HIV Prevention “A new series in the medical journal The Lancet says achieving an AIDS-free generation will not be…More
News outlets discuss the Girl Summit in London and report on British Prime Minister David Cameron’s call for a ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage. Agence France-Presse: Worldwide FGM ban sought at ‘Girl Summit’ “Prime Minister David Cameron called on Tuesday for a worldwide ban on female genital mutilation and child marriage…More
Inter Press Service: U.S. Debating “Historic” Support for Off-Grid Electricity in Africa “Pressure is building [in Washington, D.C.,] for lawmakers to pass a bill that would funnel billions of dollars of U.S. investment into strengthening Africa’s electricity production and distribution capabilities, and could offer broad new support for off-grid opportunities…” (Biron, 7/21).
News outlets report on the refugee crises in South Sudan, Lebanon, Syria, and Central African Republic, noting the U.N. is stepping up air delivery of humanitarian assistance. Christian Science Monitor: U.N. refugees in S.
News outlets continue coverage on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Reuters: Sierra Leone’s chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus “The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said…” (7/23). VOA News: Sierra Leone’s Chief Ebola Doctor Contracts Virus “…The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan,…More
News outlets report on U.N. efforts to curb the spread of polio in the Middle East region. Reuters: Polio still threatens Middle East after Syria, Iraq cases: U.N. “Thirty-six children in Syria and two in Iraq have been paralyzed by polio since October, and the risk of the virus spreading further in the Middle East…More
News outlets report on a Chinese city that has been sealed off after one man died of bubonic plague. Agence France-Presse/The Guardian: Chinese city sealed off after bubonic plague death “A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people have been placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague,…More
Thomson Reuters Foundation: One in four HIV-positive women in Central America pressured to sterilize — study “HIV-positive women in Central America are being pressured to undergo sterilization by prejudiced health workers and misled about the risk of the virus being transmitted to their unborn children, a study showed…” (Nguyen, 7/23).
International AIDS Conference: Stepping Up The Pace The AIDS 2014 Media Centre is updated daily with press releases and conference highlights, including the Daily Bulletin and a press briefing available on the official conference YouTube channel. For information on upcoming AIDS 2014 sessions and speakers, download the Daily Programme Highlights document (.pdf) (7/21).
News outlets discuss a new report from UNICEF on child marriages and genital mutilation, as well as the first summit to end child marriages. Associated Press: Britain, U.N. host 1st summit to end child marriages “More than 700 million women alive today were married before they turned 18, the United Nations’ children agency said Tuesday,…More