Tuberculosis killed 1.5 million people in 2014 – moving ahead of HIV/AIDS, which was responsible for 1.2 million deaths in the same year. The rise of tuberculosis ;(TB) is evidence of both the gains made against HIV/AIDS in the past two decades and the silent growth of one of the world’s oldest killers. Making matters
Dr. Samira Asma, Chief, Global NCD Program, CDC Over the past 18 years, I’ve worked with Ministries of Health and other partners in 180 countries to advance CDC’s overarching global health goals and accelerate strategies for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries. NCDs and injuries are responsible for millions of premature deaths, especially in low- and middle-income counties (LMICs). As public health practitioners, we have an important opportunity to work collaboratively to accelerate and scale up implementation of proven prevention and treatment strategies and measure their impact.
Nearly 16 million people with HIV are now on life-saving an antiretrovirals (ARVs), according to a new report from UNAIDS. The addition of more than 2 million people this year alone is great, but is not fast enough says Doctors Without Borders. “It’s good news the pace of HIV treatment scale-up continues to increase, with
Background: Namibia’s HIV prevalence is 13.3 %.
Categories: UncategorizedThe number of people receiving life-saving HIV treatment has doubled every five years since the peak of the epidemic in 2000, according to a new UNAIDS report ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1. Doubling that number one more time will break the epidemic, said UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibe in a release accompanying […](Read more…)
by Arin Dutta, Catherine Barker, Ashley Kallarakal Background The World Health Organization (WHO) released revised guidelines in 2015 recommending that all people living with HIV, regardless of CD4 count, initiate antiretroviral therapy (ART) upon diagnosis. However, few studies have projected the global resources needed for rapid scale-up of ART. Under the Health Policy Project, we conducted modeling analyses for 97 countries to estimate eligibility for and numbers on ART from 2015 to 2020, along with the facility-level financial resources required. We compared the estimated financial requirements to estimated funding available.
by Alexander C. Tsai, Mark J. Siedner
News outlets discuss findings from a new UNAIDS report, titled Fast-Track to end AIDS by 2030 and released ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1. Agence France-Presse: Doubling numbers on HIV drugs could ‘break’ epidemic: U.N. “The U.N. on Tuesday urged countries to ‘break the AIDS epidemic’ by doubling the number of people receiving…More
Devex: PEPFAR strategy shift aims to get ahead of Mozambique’s epidemic “…Based on an extensive analysis of public health data, the PEPFAR team in Mozambique prioritized 77 of the country’s 148 districts they expect to generate the most new HIV patients. The goal, officials said, is to dramatically curb transmissions in those districts in a…More
AIDS.gov: Live White House Webcast for World AIDS Day — December 1st In recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1, the White House will webcast its World AIDS Day event live. “The event will focus on this year’s federal theme, The Time to Act is Now…” (11/23). AIDS.gov: Ambassador Birx: World AIDS Day Message…More
Background: District and sub-district pharmacist positions were created during health sector reform in South Africa.
Objectives To describe the burden of HPV infection among women living with HIV and non-infected women in Ghana.
GlobalPost: The new front line in the fight against HIV: ‘Sugar daddies’ “…This is the new front line in fighting the HIV epidemic: stopping the older men who infect South Africa’s young women and girls with the virus that causes AIDS. The sugar daddy phenomenon is a transactional relationship in which a young woman has…More
DivisionGlobal Health ProgramDepartmentHIVLocationSeattleFoundation OverviewGuided by the belief that all lives have equal value, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation pride ourselves in being ‘impatient optimists’ whose purpose is to work to reduce inequity. Our vision is to ensure a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life. We have four missions to: – Ensure more children and young people survive and thrive; – Empower the poorest, especially women and girls, to transform their lives; – Combat infectious diseases that particularly affect the poorest; and – Inspire people to take action to change the world. Key to enabling these missions is our commitment to science and innovation, collaboration and partnership, measurement and rigor, as well as optimism and risk taking.