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Motorbikes Speed Up HIV Test Results In Malawi

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Drug prices hurting Russia’s battle against HIV, hepatitis

By Natalie Flath, aka Natasha, a health advocate and activist based in St. Petersburg, Russia. Andre Scvorstov protests outside the Russian headquarters of drug-makers Roche and Merck with sign: “Merck, You are Reducing the Russian Population.” Natalie Flath St. Petersburg, Russia — On a morning walk down Dostoevsky street here in Russia’s second largest city, … Continue reading →

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How information systems save lives

Guest contributor Laura Anderson is an editor at PATH. PATH’s work to improve health for women and children worldwide takes us to some challenging places. This includes the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where a lack of infrastructure, security, … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesSocial entrepreneurs: here are two rules to ensure impactPharmacies on the frontline of sexual and reproductive healthA “woman of courage” reflects on a career in global health ;

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Motorbikes Speed Up HIV Test Results In Malawi

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Eighty million years of healthy life and counting

By Kim Longfield, Director of Research, PSI The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s leading global health and social entrepreneurship conference. Held in New Haven, Conn., last week, the tenth edition of the gathering attracted more than 2,000 delegates and speakers from an array of disciplines: global health leaders like Jeffrey Sachs; investigative journalists like Michael Moss; influential bloggers like Seth Godin; and activists, entrepreneurs, academics, students, donors, and implementers. It was the first time I’ve presented at this prestigious conference. The post Eighty million years of healthy life and counting appeared first on PSI Impact Blog.


Assessing the relevance, efficiency, and sustainability of HIV/AIDS in-service training in…

More than three million people in Nigeria are living with HIV/AIDS.


The Daily Impact: Global Climate Change Efforts are Falling Short

April 14, 2014 A UN panel warned that governments are not doing enough to prevent the risks posed by climate change. From the NY Times: In a report unveiled here, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that decades of foot-dragging by political leaders had propelled humanity into a critical situation, with greenhouse emissions rising faster than ever. Though it remains technically possible to keep planetary warming to a tolerable level, only an intensive push over the next 15 years to bring those emissions under control can achieve the goal, the committee found. “We cannot afford to lose another decade,” said Ottmar Edenhofer, a German economist and co-chairman of the committee that wrote the report.


Ugandan Police Accuse U.S.-Funded HIV/AIDS Project Of Gay ‘Recruitment’

Agence France-Presse: Uganda police accuse HIV/AIDS project of gay ‘recruitment’ “Police in Uganda have accused a U.S.-funded AIDS project that they raided last week of paying young men to become homosexuals, a report said Thursday. Quoting a police statement explaining the operation, the Daily Monitor newspaper said the Walter Reed Project, which provides treatment for…More


Drug prices hurting Russia’s battle against HIV, hepatitis

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By Natalie Flath, aka Natasha, a health advocate and activist based in St. Petersburg, Russia. Andre Scvorstov protests outside the Russian headquarters of drug-makers Roche and Merck with sign: “Merck, You are Reducing the Russian Population.” Natalie Flath St. Petersburg, Russia — On a morning walk down Dostoevsky street here in Russia’s second largest city, … Continue reading →


How information systems save lives

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Guest contributor Laura Anderson is an editor at PATH. PATH’s work to improve health for women and children worldwide takes us to some challenging places. This includes the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where a lack of infrastructure, security, … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesSocial entrepreneurs: here are two rules to ensure impactPharmacies on the frontline of sexual and reproductive healthA “woman of courage” reflects on a career in global health ;


IHP news 266: The IHME report on global health financing

Dear Colleagues, Some of you are on early Easter holidays, so we’ll try to keep this newsletter a bit shorter than usual. Other good reasons for keeping it brief, is that Richard Horton occasionally pops up in my dreams now (which I’d like to avoid), and that I have to pick up my son from a table tennis camp, later this afternoon. In this newsletter we focus, among other issues, on the annual IHME report, ‘Financing Global Health 2013: Transition in an Age of Austerity’. Very nice report, apparently; on Twitter we learnt Chris Murray got a well-deserved “reception like a rock star”, when the report was launched. Unfortunately, the title is just plain wrong (granted, Bono himself gets it wrong on some issues too)


Anti-Gay Laws, Cultural Attitudes Prevent Access To HIV/AIDS Programs In Caribbean

Reuters: Anti-gay laws undermine fight against HIV/AIDS in Caribbean — experts “Anti-gay laws and cultural attitudes are preventing the most vulnerable people accessing HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs in parts of the Caribbean, UNAIDS and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has said…” (Moloney, 4/9).


Global Health Experts Express Concern Over Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law In Letter To GAC

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports on a letter sent on Wednesday to U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx expressing concern over the impacts of Uganda’s recently enacted Anti-Homosexuality Law on HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention programs in the country. Leaders of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s HIV Medicine Association…More