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After 15 Years, PEPFAR Continues To Demonstrate U.S. Leadership In Global Health

New England Journal of Medicine: PEPFAR — 15 Years and Counting the Lives Saved Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at NIH, and Robert W. Eisinger, special assistant for scientific projects at NIAID “…[PEPFAR] has had an unprecedented impact on the pandemic…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Q&A: ‘Nothing could have prepared me for Cox’s Bazar,’ reproductive health expert says (Rogers, 1/29). Malnutrition Deeply: Funding for Nutrition Only Comes During Emergencies: Save the Children (Byatnal, 1/26). NPR: Africa Is Suffering A Silent Crisis Of Stroke (McDonnell, 1/26). NPR: Rare Disease Finds Fertile Ground In Rohingya Refugee…

Argentine Foundation Requests Government Reject Patent Request For HIV Drug Made By Gilead

SciDev.Net: Argentine NGO objects to antiretroviral patent request “An Argentine foundation has asked the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) to deny a patent request for an antiretroviral drug by the North American pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences Inc. … In Brazil the same request by Gilead was rejected in 2017…”…

Media Outlets Continue To Examine New CDC Director’s Background

The Atlantic: Trump’s Pick For CDC Director Is Experienced But Controversial “On the face of it, veteran virologist Robert Redfield seems like a good pick to lead the agency, but decades-old disputes are shadowing his appointment…” (Yong, 3/22). Vox: The new CDC director was once accused of research misconduct “…Unlike…

More News In Global Health

Asian Correspondent: Not just a toilet: Access to public facilities can be a lifeline for many women (Richards, 3/26). Associated Press: UNICEF calls on Yemen’s warring sides to stop impeding aid (3/24). Devex: Q&A: How South Sudan stopped Guinea worm disease in its tracks (Pallares, 3/26). Devex: Q&A: Why mental…

MSF, U.N. Organizations Recognize World TB Day

The following pieces recognize World TB Day, which takes place annually on March 24. Médecins Sans Frontières: Tuberculosis: “An obvious, urgent focus for MSF” (3/22). PLOS Blog’s “Speaking of Medicine”: WANTED! Leaders who will dare ask what tuberculosis patients really want (Nyang’wa, 3/23). UNAIDS: Breathe — Let’s end TB and…

Male ‘Agents Of Change’ Program In Kenya Working To Prevent Gender-Based Violence

News Deeply Women and Girls: Kenyan Men Join the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence “In the slums of Nairobi, male ‘agents of change’ are teaching men and boys how to prevent violence against women and girls in their communities. They tell News Deeply that the fight begins with challenging their own…

U.N. Agencies Release Statements Recognizing Human Rights Day

PAHO: Human Rights approach eyed as way to cut maternal deaths “An approach based on human rights using international legal instruments can help in the effort to reduce maternal mortality in the Americas, according to experts speaking … at a Pan American Health Organization symposium…” (12/8). UNAIDS: Message on the…