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Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Fact Sheets On U.S. Government, Global Efforts On NTDs,…

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government and Global Neglected Tropical Disease Efforts This updated fact sheet discusses the U.S. government’s efforts to address neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) around the world, as well as global statistics related to, interventions to address, and international goals to control NTDs (7/19). Kaiser Family Foundation: The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic This…More

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Officials, Advocates Concerned Over Drop In HIV Funding Documented In UNAIDS/Kaiser Family…

IRIN: As AIDS money shrinks, who loses? “As the global public health community gathered in the South African city of Durban this week to talk about the end of AIDS, they were greeted with news that annual international support for combating the epidemic had fallen by more than US$1 billion. The news added weight to…More

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Britain’s Prince Harry, Sir Elton John Address AIDS 2016 Conference, Urge Young People To…

Agence France-Presse: Prince Harry and Elton John speak out at AIDS summit “Britain’s Prince Harry and Sir Elton John shared a stage in South Africa on Thursday, warning that complacency threatened efforts to defeat AIDS and urging young people to lead the fight. Addressing about 1,000 delegates at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, Prince…More

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South Africa To Implement New Prevention, Treatment Strategies To End AIDS; Bill Gates Says…

PBS NewsHour: How South Africa, the nation hardest-hit by HIV, plans to ‘end AIDS’ “…[O]ur series The End of AIDS wraps up in South Africa, where, this week, many of the world’s top scientists, researchers and advocates are meeting in Durban. Among the topics: Is the end of AIDS really a possibility? Perhaps no nation…More

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PrEP Effective In Reducing HIV Infection Risk; Other Experimental Therapies Show Potential As…

aidsmap: PrEP can further reduce the risk of HIV infection after a partner starts treatment “Offering Truvada pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to the HIV-negative partner in a serodiscordant couple during the first six months after the HIV-positive partner starts antiretroviral therapy (ART) can serve as a ‘bridge’ to provide further protection against HIV infection, researchers reported…More

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U.S. President Obama Encourages Foreign Aid Continuity At White House Global Development Summit

Devex: President Obama takes ‘victory lap’ at global development summit “President Barack Obama — and key members of his foreign policy team — enjoyed what many called a development ‘victory lap’ this week in Washington, D.C. Officials billed Wednesday’s White House Summit on Global Development as one part ‘celebration’ and one part ‘recommitment.’ In the…More

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SDGs Should Be Inspiration For Nations Beset With Conflict, U.N. Official Says; Report Ranks…

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. goals to cure global woes are beacon for troubled nations, official says “Nations grappling with conflict and discord may be too absorbed by their own troubles to tackle goals set out by the United Nations to fight poverty, inequality, and other global woes, a top U.N. official said on Wednesday. For…More

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Obama Administration Announces Availability Of $60M More In Zika Response Funding From…

Roll Call: Obama Administration Announces Added $60 Million to Fight Zika “Some $60 million will soon flow to states, cities, and territories to fight the Zika virus, White House officials announced Thursday. … An Office of Management and Budget aide confirmed on background that the additional $60 million comes from the $589 million in total…More

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Researchers Find Evidence Zika Carried By More Common Culex Mosquitoes

Reuters: Brazil scientists find Zika traces in Culex mosquitoes in wild “Brazilian researchers on Thursday said they found signs of the Zika virus in a common mosquito that is a separate species from the insect known to be the primary means of transmission…” (Prada, 7/21). Washington Post: Zika is found in common Culex mosquitoes, signaling…More

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MSF Calls For Urgent Humanitarian Aid Response For 500K People In Northeastern Nigeria’s…

PRI: 50,000 children may die if Nigeria’s food shortage isn’t dealt with — and fast “With 4.4 million food insecure individuals in northeastern Nigeria, the region is on the brink of famine. Boko Haram, the militant group who has overrun the area, is clearly a major cause of this crisis, which has taken international aid…More

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Bill Gates Discusses Foundation’s Continued Focus On Health In Africa In Reuters Interview

Reuters: Health remains priority for work of Gates Foundation in Africa “Bill Gates said health would remain a priority for the work of his foundation in Africa and it faced a struggle to bring down the rate of new HIV infections in the world’s poorest continent. Speaking to Reuters in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa,…More

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CGD Blog Post Examines 2 Projections On Ending AIDS Epidemic

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Will AIDS Treatment Conquer the AIDS Epidemic? Mead Over, senior fellow at CGD, examines two projections for ending the AIDS epidemic, comparing UNAIDS and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) data. Over writes, “To achieve the AIDS transition, we should heed UNAIDS latest call to put…More

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CSIS Video Profiles 4 Women In Zambia, Experiences With AIDS Epidemic

Center for Strategic & International Studies: It’s Time to Listen: Young Women and HIV/AIDS in Zambia “The CSIS Global Health Policy Center produced this video during a visit to Zambia in April 2016. It profiles four young Zambian women who describe the stark realities for adolescent girls and young women that fuel the AIDS epidemic…More

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All Forms Of Female Genital Mutilation Must End

The Guardian: Female genital mutilation is never a ‘minor practice’ Assita Kanko, author and politician “One month after the Economist justified some forms of female genital mutilation (FGM), I still feel horrified. … By supporting the absurd idea of a compromise between culture and law, proposing to tolerate what [the authors] call a ‘least nasty…More

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