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Malawi On Course To Eliminate HIV, U.S. HIV/AIDS Researcher Jay Levy Says

Reuters: Malawi can eradicate HIV infections says U.S. doctor who discovered AIDS virus “Malawi … is on course to eradicate the virus, Jay Levy who co-discovered the AIDS virus 35 years ago said. … [In a lecture at College of Medicine in Blantyre,] Levy cited the Malawian government’s efforts in…

Using Satellite Imagery Can Help Predict, Improve Response To Disease Risks

Devex: Opinion: Detecting disease from the skies Tim Ford, professor and chair of the department of environmental health sciences and director of the Institute for Global Health at UMass Amherst “…[O]ver the last 10 years, prediction using satellite imagery has increased to include a wide variety of diseases from cholera…

More News In Global Health

Agence France-Presse/Medical Xpress: Novartis to inject $100 mn into malaria drug research (4/17). Associated Press: Nobel laureate blasts East Timor’s failure against poverty (Raimundos, 4/17). BBC News: ‘Malaria killed my daughter, I’m protecting others now’ (Smith, 4/17). CNN: Malaria parasites present in 23% of donor blood in some African countries,…

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Associated Press: Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremists hamper polio eradication (Umar/Larson, 4/16). Associated Press: Brazil yellow fever vaccination campaign far short of goal (DiLorenzo, 4/13). The Economist: Senegal’s innovative approach to prostitution (4/12). The Guardian: ‘The earlier you go, the longer you live’: HIV self-testing in South Africa (Ratcliffe, 4/16). New…

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Devex: RCT evaluation points to value of targeting new fathers for gender equality (Edwards, 4/6). Global Atlanta: The Carter Center Central to Liberia’s Mental Health Initiatives (Bolton, 4/5). The Lancet: Progress in influenza surveillance in Africa (Green, 4/7). The Lancet: Violence rife in Mexico, affecting medical community (Agren, 4/7). Thomson…

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Boston Globe: BU study raises prospect of earlier diagnosis of deadly Ebola virus (Finucane, 3/28). Devex: Ending FGM/C requires individualized approaches, says Population Council (Lieberman, 3/29). Devex: Long Story Short #7: Inside the Commission on the Status of Women (Lieberman, 3/28). EURACTIV: Africa takes steps to make medicine more affordable…

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