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White House Coronavirus Coordinator Birx Seeks Role In Biden Administration

AP: Trump virus coordinator Birx seeks role in Biden government “When Dr. Deborah Birx was brought into President Donald Trump’s orbit to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, she had a sterling reputation as a former U.S. Army physician, a globally recognized AIDS researcher and a rare Obama administration holdover. Less…

UNAIDS Launches Solidarity Fund To Help Key Populations During COVID-19 Pandemic; Executive Director Recognizes Human Rights Day In Statement

UNAIDS: Fund to help key populations during COVID-19 launched “UNAIDS announces the launch of its Solidarity Fund, which will support social entrepreneurs and micro-business owned by key populations facing special hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. … To be piloted initially in five countries — Brazil, Ghana, India, Madagascar, and Uganda…

Laws, Policies Must Catch Up To Scientific Advancement To Eradicate HIV, Report Says

Global Citizen: Countries Around the World Need to Prioritize Policy Change to Tackle HIV: Report Khanyi Mlaba, writer and editor at Global Citizen, discusses findings from a recently released HIV Policy Lab report “that details how different countries’ HIV policies compare to the international standard.” Mlaba writes, “The HIV Policy…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: Hundreds ill, 1 dead due to unidentified disease in India (12/7). Financial Times: What HIV taught Matshidiso Moeti about Covid-19 (Gross, 12/5). Health Policy Watch: Economic Benefits Of ACT Accelerator Outweigh Costs, Says Eurasia Group (Santos, 12/4). New York Times: Why Melinda Gates Spends Time ‘Letting My Heart Break’…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

Al Jazeera: Coronavirus or malaria, tuberculosis and HIV? (12/2). Borgen Magazine: Exploring Women’s Health in the DRC (Mendez, 12/3). Borgen Magazine: Save The Children Encourages Breastfeeding In The Philippines (Gabra, 12/2). CNN: Elton John honors Anthony Fauci on World AIDS Day (Hansler, 12/1). Devex: Is the new ‘Gavi for toilets’…

On World AIDS Day, Media Outlets Examine Efforts To Improve HIV Treatment, Prevention Access; Progress Toward Meeting Transmission Targets; U.S. Responses To AIDS, COVID-19

Thomson Reuters Foundation: ‘A shot can end the stigma’: African women pin hopes on anti-HIV jab “…A new injectable HIV prevention drug, called cabotegravir, that is taken every two months has proved nine times more effective in preventing HIV than the commonly used Truvada PrEP daily tablets, a study found…

Blog Posts, Releases Recognize World AIDS Day, Discuss Lessons Learned; Role Of Health Workers In Central America; Community Engagement In South Africa; Impacts Of COVID-19 Pandemic

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: World AIDS Day reminds us that the toll of the world’s longest pandemic continues throughout the year Antigone Barton, writer and editor of Science Speaks and editorial director of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (12/1). IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: In Central America, Health Workers Keep HIV Services…

HHS, NIH, USAID Provide Statements On World AIDS Day 2020

HHS: Secretary Azar Statement on World AIDS Day (12/1). NIH: NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2020 (12/1). USAID: USAID Commemorates World AIDS Day 2020: Statement by Acting Deputy Administrator John Barsa (12/1).

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