TB overtakes HIV/AIDS as leading infectious disease killer

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

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10 Years in Rwanda: Leaders Reflect

Inshuti Mu Buzima (IMB), PIH’s sister organization in Rwanda, has made tremendous progress over the years. On the occasion of IMB’s 10th anniversary, we asked five leaders to reflect on the changes. Their memories and insights are below. Anatole Manzi Director of Mentorship, Enhanced Supervision for Health Care and Quality Improvement It was May 2005 when I heard about Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (IMB). I was finishing my bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology, but I already had an advanced diploma in general nursing


Accelerating an Integrated Approach to NCD Prevention and Control Globally

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.


News in the Humanosphere: Number of people with HIV on ARVs doubles

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

HIV and alcohol knowledge, self-perceived risk for HIV, and risky sexual behavior among young…

Background: Namibia’s HIV prevalence is 13.3 %.

UNAIDS Report: 15.8 million on treatment; infections, deaths continue to drop from peak in…

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…)

Mass HIV Treatment and Sex Disparities in Life Expectancy: Demographic Surveillance in Rural…

by Jacob Bor, Sydney Rosen, Natsayi Chimbindi, Noah Haber, Kobus Herbst, Tinofa Mutevedzi, Frank Tanser, Deenan Pillay, Till Bärnighausen Background Women have better patient outcomes in HIV care and treatment than men in sub-Saharan Africa. We assessed—at the population level—whether and to what extent mass HIV treatment is associated with changes in sex disparities in adult life expectancy, a summary metric of survival capturing mortality across the full cascade of HIV care. We also determined sex-specific trends in HIV mortality and the distribution of HIV-related deaths in men and women prior to and at each stage of the clinical cascade. Methods and Findings Data were collected on all deaths occurring from 2001 to 2011 in a large population-based surveillance cohort (52,964 women and 45,688 men, ages 15 y and older) in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Cause of death was ascertained by verbal autopsy (93% response rate)

The HIV Treatment Gap: Estimates of the Financial Resources Needed versus Available for…

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.

The Missing Men: HIV Treatment Scale-Up and Life Expectancy in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Alexander C. Tsai, Mark J. Siedner

UNAIDS World AIDS Day Report Shows Progress, Calls For Doubling Of People On Treatment Over…

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

Mozambique Establishes Plan To Align With New PEPFAR Strategy, Devex Reports

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

U.S. Agencies, UNAIDS Recognize World AIDS Day 2015 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). Ambassador Birx: World AIDS Day Message…More

Emerging roles and competencies of district and sub-district pharmacists: a case study from…

Background: District and sub-district pharmacist positions were created during health sector reform in South Africa.

Genotypic characterization of HPV infections among persons living with HIV infection; a case…

Objectives To describe the burden of HPV infection among women living with HIV and non-infected women in Ghana.

GlobalPost Looks At Efforts To Prevent HIV Among Younger Women With ‘Sugar Daddies’ In…

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

Portfolio and Platform Lead (HIV) Job (Seattle, WA, US)

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.

Internalized gay ageism, mattering, and depressive symptoms among midlife and older…

Publication date: December 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 147 Author(s): Richard G.

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