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Many Beninese Women Have Unmet Need For Contraception, Study Shows

Guttmacher Institute: In Benin, Unmet Need for Modern Contraception Remains High Despite Having Been Identified as a National Priority “Many Beninese women who want to avoid pregnancy are not using a modern contraceptive method, according to a new study released [Wednesday] by the Guttmacher Institute and the Association Béninoise pour…

Lung Health Meeting Features Advocacy, Community Building In Addition To Scientific Presentations, Following International AIDS Conference Model

ScienceInsider: TB community borrowing a page from HIV/AIDS “…The traditionally staid 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health featured hundreds of delegates donning face masks during one session to show their solidarity against the rampant stigma that people with TB must endure. … The Lung Meeting has morphed into the…

Aligning HIV Prevention R&D With Efforts To Improve Women’s, Girls’ Health Essential To Ending AIDS Epidemic

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Transforming the lives of women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa and helping end AIDS through better HIV prevention research and development In a guest post, Tom Harmon, senior policy analyst at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), and Anna Forbes, a writer, policy analyst, and…

Sustained Control, Elimination Efforts Needed In Global Malaria Response

Huffington Post: As New Crises Emerge, Let’s Not Let Up on the Old Ones Pedro L. Alonso, director of the WHO Global Malaria Program “…When fighting malaria, we first need to understand the context, the biology, the ecological factors, the health systems, and the responses of the parasites in each…

Global Health NOW Launches Series On Neglected Disease Mycetoma

Global Health NOW launches the first pieces of the series “Mycetoma: The Untold Global Health Story of 2015.” Global Health NOW: Mycetoma: The Untold Global Health Story of 2015 “…Our hope is that this series not only makes mycetoma a well-told global health story in 2016 but also motivates the WHO to…

Officials, Experts Call For Greater Political Commitment To End Malnutrition In Africa

Xinhua/GlobalPost: More efforts needed to end malnutrition in Africa: experts “Senior government officials and nutrition experts as well as civil society organizations from East Africa on Monday called for concerted efforts to end malnutrition in all its forms on the continent. The officials and experts, who met in Nairobi for…

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