Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday in the Democratic Republic of Congo said the U.S. is “very concerned about civilian casualties, both deaths and rapes, and other injuries from the military action” in the country, Reuters reports (Pleming, 8/11).
After arriving in South Africa on Thursday as part of her 11-day African tour, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has “encouraged South Africa to take a leadership role on the political crisis in neighboring Zimbabwe,” Bloomberg reports (Zacharia, 8/7).
The ninth International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) kicked off Monday in Bali, Indonesia, bringing together health experts representing 65 nations to discuss ways to achieve universal access to HIV/AIDS treatment, Agence France-Presse reports (8/9).
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Bloomberg Reports On HIV-Treatment Failure In China; New York Times Examines ARV Shortage In Romania
An analysis of 48,785 HIV-positive patients enrolled in China’s National Free Antiretroviral Treatment Program over a five-year period revealed “[h]alf of Chinaâ€™s AIDS patients stopped responding to treatment over five years and didnâ€™t have access to the back-up drugs available in developed nations,” according to an Annals of Internal Medicine study, Bloomberg reports.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday named Helene Gayle, president and chief executive of the charity CARE USA, as the chair the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, Reuters reports.
Luis Gomes Sambo, WHO regional director for Africa, on Tuesday at the 59th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa in Kigali, Rwanda, presented a nine-point guide suggesting malaria control strategies for African countries, Agencia AngolaPress reports.
The New York Times examines how “[a] set of proposed international sex education guidelines aimed at reducing H.I.V. infections among young people” and unplanned pregnancies, based on “more than 80 studies of sex education,” has received some criticism.
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WHO Regional Director Says Africa Could Eradicate Measles By 2020 WHO Regional Director for AfricaÂ Luis Gomes Sambo said Tuesday during the 59th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa in Kigali, Rwanda, that measles could be eradicated from the continent by 2020, citing an 89 percent reduction in the…
Concluding his recent trip to Zimbabwe, the Global AIDS Coordinator for PEPFAR Eric Goosby said the country can rebuild and strengthen its health care delivery systems, the Zimbabwean reports. “I have seen fatigue in health care delivery in the country. A fatigue that that has come out of sustaining the response (to HIV and AIDS) with diminishing resources, but at the same time a feeling of hope and anticipation that they have hit bottom and are now on the return,” Goosby said.