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U.N. SG Ban Apologizes For Cholera’s Spread In Haiti 6 Years After Initial Outbreak,…

Al Jazeera: Ban Ki-moon sorry for U.N. role in Haiti cholera epidemic “U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has apologized for the first time to the people of Haiti for the international organization’s role in a deadly cholera outbreak that has killed more than 9,300 people and infected more than 800,000. ‘On behalf of the United Nations,…More

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U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Birx Discusses PEPFAR’s Successes, Challenges In NPR Interview

NPR: Top U.S. AIDS Official Touts Progress, Has Tough Words For Tanzania “For World AIDS Day, we sat down with the U.S. global AIDS coordinator, Deborah Birx, to talk about the state of the epidemic and the work of PEPFAR, set up by President George W. Bush in 2003 with the intention of saving the…More

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Global Public Health, Economic Costs Of Malnutrition Estimated At $3.5T Annually, U.N. Agencies…

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Rise in malnutrition must be reversed before it creates health ‘catastrophe’: experts “Malnutrition — which includes hunger and obesity — is on the rise and may affect half the world’s population by 2035 unless governments take urgent action to reverse its spread, U.N. agencies and experts said on Thursday…” (Whiting, 12/1). U.N.…More

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Devex Examines Road To WHO Director General Elections, Likelihood Of Nations Choosing African…

Devex: Africa’s turn to pick the next WHO chief? Not so fast “African countries will play a key role in the World Health Organization’s efforts to reform global pandemic response under a new leader, to be elected in May 2017. The continent wields an impressive voting bloc — 54 of 194 states — in the…More

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Global Community Must Address Inequalities In HIV Treatment Access, Funding To Achieve Goals,…

Devex: ‘Holistic’ approach needed to tackle HIV inequalities, UNAIDS’ Sidibé says “More than 18.2 million people worldwide are receiving treatment for HIV, placing the United Nations on track to achieve the goal of reaching 30 million HIV-positive people by 2020. … But inequality gaps for treatment and funding are widening across populations and in certain…More

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Number Of HIV Infections Among Adolescents Set To Rise By 2030 Without Prevention Progress,…

Newsweek: World AIDS Day: HIV Infections in Adolescents Could Double By 2030, Says UNICEF “The number of new HIV infections among adolescents around the world is set to rise sharply unless more is done to fight the epidemic, according to a new report from UNICEF…” (Westcott, 11/30). U.N. News Centre: On World AIDS Day, UNICEF…More

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For World AIDS Day, News Outlets Interview Experts About HIV Prevention, Research

Devex: 35 years into the AIDS epidemic, it’s an opportune but precarious time “When AVAC was founded on World AIDS Day in 1995 as the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition, it had a single focus: an AIDS vaccine. ‘But we began to recognize it was about advocacy and engagement across the research to roll out continuum,’…More

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HIV Epidemic Coming Under Control In 3 Sub-Saharan African Nations, PEPFAR Data Show

The Economist: A report shows HIV in retreat in many African countries “…Some researchers predict that several African countries will soon achieve ‘epidemic control,’ meaning that fewer people are newly infected each year than die of the disease. New data from the American President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program launched by George…More

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Need For Partnerships, Political Support, Additional Funding To End AIDS…

Project Syndicate: A Better Global Framework to End AIDS Isabella Lövin, minister for international development cooperation and deputy prime minster of Sweden, and Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS executive director “…The movement against AIDS has inspired all of us to help the people who continue to be left behind, and to commit to ending AIDS once and…More

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Local, Global Leaders Should Commit To Improving Public Health In Cities

Devex: Opinion: The future of public health lies in cities Margaret Chan, WHO director general “…On Nov. 21, more than 100 mayors from around the world issued the ‘Healthy Cities Consensus’ during the 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion in Shanghai, China. Conference delegates, including around 40 government ministers and several heads of United Nations…More

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U.S. Department Of State Blog Recognizes World AIDS Day

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: World AIDS Day: Reaffirming Our Commitment to End the AIDS Epidemic By 2030 This blog post features a statement made by Secretary of State John Kerry on World AIDS Day “to reaffirm and redouble [the U.S.] commitment to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030” (12/1). U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”:…More

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CDC Continues To Work Toward Global Polio Eradication

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: CDC Continues the Fight Against Polio Rebecca Martin, director of the CDC’s Center for Global Health, discusses the CDC’s partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) and highlights efforts by the CDC’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to end polio, writing, “Unquestionably, the efforts of CDC responders and the EOC contributed…More

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U.S. Leadership ‘Vital’ To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: World AIDS Day: U.S. Tradition of Leadership in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS Alice Manos, communications intern at the USGLC, discusses U.S. efforts to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, writing, “American leadership is vital to helping achieve the goal of an AIDS-free generation.

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Washington State’s Global Health Community Should Lead Reforms To Better Distribute HIV…

Humanosphere: Op-Ed: Is global health industry too self-serving in the fight against AIDS? Scott Barnhart, professor of medicine and global health, and Joanna Diallo, senior program manager in the department of global health, both at the University of Washington, Seattle, discuss a “self-serving model of development,” in which much of the funding meant to help…More

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