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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

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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.

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Toward an HIV vaccine: A scientific journey

An interesting discussion by Dr. Anthony Fauci (Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the NIH) and Dr. Hilary Marston, medical Read More

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Latin American and Caribbean countries aim to reduce new HIV cases by 75 percent

Categories: HIV/AIDSLatin American and Caribbean countries will aim to reduce new cases of HIV by 75 percent by 2020, according to the Pan American Health Organization. The new targets were set last week at the second Latin American and Caribbean Forum on the HIV Continuum of Care, along with targets to achieve an environment of zero […](Read more…)


10 Years in Rwanda: Leaders Reflect

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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


Botswana Court Of Appeal Upholds High Court Ruling Stating Government Must Provide Free HIV…

BBC News: Botswana prisons: Foreign inmates win case for free HIV treatment “Botswana’s court of appeal has upheld a ruling that foreign prisoners should receive free treatment for HIV/AIDS, rights lawyers say. Foreign prisoners were previously expected to pay for their own medication, unlike local inmates…” (8/26). International Business Times: African Court of Appeal rules…More


Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Fact Sheet Examining Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Kaiser Family Foundation: The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic This updated fact sheet examines the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, highlighting the latest global estimates from UNAIDS, strategies for treatment and prevention, and U.S. government and global responses (7/31).


A public health e-learning master’s programme with a focus on health workforce…

Background: Shortage of a competent public health workforce is as a worldwide problem.


Leaders, advocates, researchers, clinicians call for universal immediate HIV treatment access

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingTags: Chris Beyrer, Deborah Birx, Julio Montaner, Lilian Mworeko, Mark Dybul, Michel Sidibe, Vancouver ConsensusA commentary published online today in The Lancet co-authored by leaders of global funding agencies and organizations as well as leading researchers, clinicians, and civil society workers responding to HIV globally calls for immediate access to antiretroviral treatment for all people infected with HIV, without rationing based on geographic location or advanced state of illness. […](Read more…)


BBC News Profiles Couple That Represents ‘Public Face Of HIV/AIDS In Bhutan’

BBC News: We told the king we had HIV “For the last few years, Wangda Dorje and Tshering Choden have been the public face of HIV/AIDS in Bhutan. They were among a group of five who were the first in the country to come out as HIV-positive — in front of the King, and then…More


White House Fact Sheet Describes Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy

White House: FACT SHEET: The National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 This fact sheet describes the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy, describing priority areas and “detailing principles and priorities to guide our collective national work to address HIV in the United States over the next five years”(7/30).


White House’s Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy Aims To Connect All Americans With HIV To…

Huffington Post: 2020 Vision: Our Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to the president and chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls “[Thursday], the Obama Administration [released] the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 (‘Updated Strategy’). … With the release of our Updated Strategy, let’s all commit to double down…More


Accelerating an Integrated Approach to NCD Prevention and Control Globally

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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.


Extend HIV treatment to all, WHO to recommend

The advice to expand treatment beyond vulnerable groups follows studies showing the benefits of early intervention.


Suniti Solomon, HIV/AIDS Researcher Who Detected India’s First Case In 1986, Passes Away

EH News Bureau/Financial Express: Dr. Suniti Solomon, pioneer in HIV research and treatment in India, passes away “Dr. Suniti Solomon, whose team was the first to document evidence of HIV infection in India in 1986, died at her residence in Chennai on Tuesday morning…” (Janardhanan, 7/29). Huffington Post India: Suniti Solomon, Doctor Who Awakened India…More


Kenya To Benefit From DREAMS Project Aimed At Preventing HIV Among Young Women

VOA News: Kenya Joins HIV DREAMS Project “Kenya will be getting new support to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS among adolescent girls. President Obama announced Sunday that Kenya would be included in the DREAMS project. It’s funded by the U.S., the Nike Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation…” (DeCapua, 7/27).


Ukraine Government, Other Parties Must Work To Allow U.N. Convoy Carrying Medicines Into…

New York Times: An AIDS Crisis in Ukraine Michel Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “…[In Ukraine’s Donbass region, m]ore than 8,000 patients being treated for HIV or drug dependence have had life-saving medicines cut off, or will soon be without them, unless action is taken right…More


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