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MSF Says Death Toll At Bombed Kunduz Hospital ‘At Least 42 People’

New York Times: Doctors Without Borders Raises Death Toll in Kunduz Strike to 42 “The number of those killed in an American airstrike that destroyed the Doctors Without Borders hospital in the northern city of Kunduz was much higher than previously thought, the medical group announced Saturday. The death toll…

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Birx Speaks About PEPFAR, HIV/AIDS In Africa In ICASA Interview

The Herald: ‘No room for stigma in the fight against AIDS’ “Zimbabwe successfully hosted the 18th edition of ICASA between November 29 and December 4, 2015. … Many African countries, Zimbabwe included, have benefited from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Features Editor Roselyne Sachiti (RS) speaks to…

Human Rights Central To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

Huffington Post: Why Protecting Humans Rights Is Critical to Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation Deborah L. Birx, ambassador-at-large and coordinator of the U.S. government activities to combat HIV/AIDS “…[S]uccess [in ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic] demands that the protection of human rights remains at the core of our work. Around the globe…

U.S. Must Maintain Political Commitment, Funding For Malaria Elimination Efforts

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Transforming the Health, Well-Being, and Livelihoods of Millions Across the Globe U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator Rear Admiral Timothy Ziemer discusses U.S. efforts to prevent and control malaria through the President’s Malaria Initiative. “…As we set our sights on malaria elimination, we stand to avert nearly…

U.S. State Department Working To End Child Marriages

Medium.com: What We Can Do to End Early and Forced Marriage Recognizing the 16 Days of Activism on gender-based violence, which ended on Human Rights Day, December 10, Catherine Russell, the U.S. State Department’s ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, examines the drivers for and negative consequences of child marriage, as…

House Subcommittee Briefing On Drug-Resistant TB Draws Only 3 Congressmen

Huffington Post: Only 3 Congressmen Showed For A Hearing On The No. 1 Infectious Killer In The World “Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was there. Dr. Eric Goosby, the United Nations envoy for tuberculosis, was there. Dr. Ariel Pablo-Mendez, the U.S. Agency for…

Congress Should Invest In Research To Discover New Diagnoses, Treatments For Drug-Resistant TB In Children

The Hill: Waking up to the realities of drug-resistant tuberculosis in children Sanjay Jain, associate professor of pediatrics and assistant professor of radiology and radiological science at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and international health director at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Infection and Inflammation Imaging Research “…TB…

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