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African-Led Trial To Test New Combinations Of HIV Vaccines, PrEP In 4 Countries

The Guardian: Africa steps up fight against HIV with trial of new combination vaccines “The first trial in Africa to test two new vaccines to protect against HIV got under way in Uganda this week, raising hopes of an end to the epidemic that affects millions of people across the…

New Issue Of NIH Fogarty International Center’s ‘Global Health Matters’ Newsletter Available Online

NIH Fogarty International Center: Fogarty International Center’s Global Health Matters The most recent issue of the Fogarty International Center’s newsletter contains various articles addressing global health topics, including one about women advocating for leadership roles in global health during the 2020 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference, and another on…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AFP/YouTube: Virus hunters delve into Gabon forest in search for next threat | AFP (12/16). Devex: Q&A: The woman tasked with bringing gender to the center of the Gates Foundation (Cheney, 12/17). Devex: Q&A: Addressing polio through a gender lens (12/17). Devex: How a new data portal aims to accelerate…

Blog Post Outlines Steps Biden Administration Could Take To End HIV, Advance Reproductive Health, Rights Globally

Health Affairs Blog: In Global Efforts To End HIV And Advance Reproductive Health, President-Elect Joe Biden Should Seize The Opportunity For Bold Leadership Monica Kerrigan, executive director of Planned Parenthood Global, discusses the links between HIV prevention and reproductive health and rights and outlines actions the Biden administration could take…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 391 of the ‘Global Fund Observer.’ The newsletter includes an article on how COVAX has boosted hope for developing countries to access the COVID-19 vaccine; an article on progress…

Blog Posts, Releases Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Inequities In Medical Oxygen Access; Call To Waive Intellectual Property Rules; Health Information Management

BMJ Opinion: Covid-19 has turned the spotlight on the uneven provision of oxygen — a stark health inequity Kevin Watkins, CEO of Save the Children U.K., and Adamu Isah, chief of party for the INSPIRING Project at Save the Children Nigeria (12/11). Brookings Institution: The promise and peril of anti-pandemic…

Australia Scraps Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate After Trial Participants Receive False Positive Results On Certain HIV Tests

Sydney Morning Herald: Australian COVID vaccine terminated due to HIV ‘false positives’ “A billion-dollar deal for the Morrison government to buy more than 50 million doses of the University of Queensland’s potential coronavirus vaccine has been abruptly terminated after several trial participants returned false positive HIV test results…” (Harris, 12/11).…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: South Africa sees sharp rise in virus, part of African wave (Magome, 12/10). Borgen Magazine: Dr. Joseph Hogan on Pooled Testing for HIV/AIDS (Hogan, 12/9). Devex: What should change after COVID-19, according to the stars of Netflix’s ‘Pandemic’ series (Ravelo, 12/10). Devex: U.K. Parliament’s International Development Committee saved (Worley,…

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