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Opinion Pieces Address Various Global Health Topics, Including HIV Treatment; Racial Equality In Development; NTDs; Antibiotic R&D; Development Finance

The Conversation: Millions of people are on treatment for HIV: why are so many still dying? Gilles van Cutsem, honorary research associate with the Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research at the University of Cape Town (11/17). Devex: Opinion: Demonstrating leadership for racial equality in development Victoria Cooper, senior…

More New HIV Infections Among Men Than Women In 2019, UNAIDS Data Show

UNAIDS: New HIV infections: men outnumber women “Men living with HIV are less likely to access HIV testing and antiretroviral therapy, and they also experience higher levels of new HIV infections. … There were fewer new HIV infections in 2019 worldwide among women and girls (48% of total infections) than…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

Al Jazeera: Q&A: ‘We can eradicate polio from the world’ (Aziz, 10/12). AP: Asia Today: China city says it’s tested 3 million for virus (10/13). AP: E.U. nations set to adopt common travel rules amid pandemic (Petrequin, 10/12). AP: Iran shatters its single-day record for virus deaths, cases (Vahdat/DeBre, 10/12).…

Blog Posts, Releases Address Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Impact On Global Poverty, HIV Treatment; Efforts To Improve Vaccine Accessibility

ONE: 5 ways COVID-19 is exacerbating global poverty Arielle Witter, social and editorial coordinator at the ONE Campaign (10/16). UNAIDS: COVID-19’s impact on HIV treatment less severe than feared (10/19). UNAIDS: President of Nigeria unites behind the call for a People’s Vaccine for COVID-19 (10/16). UNICEF: UNICEF to stockpile over…

More News In Global Health

Devex: As aid groups scramble to contain COVID-19, malnutrition set to increase (Green, 4/6). The Guardian: Global health policy: can we manage the ever-increasing rise of diabetes? (Hillsdon, 4/6). The Guardian: ‘There is no magic bullet’: the town that turned the tide against HIV (Burke, 4/7). The Intercept: Misinformation Hampered…

Media Outlets Report On Efforts To Develop Novel Coronavirus Treatments, Vaccines

The Atlantic: The Best Hopes for a Coronavirus Drug (Zhang, 4/8). Financial Times: Covid-19 drugs could be made for $1 per day, say academics (Mancini, 4/9). The Lancet: Regulators split on antimalarials for COVID-19 (Jaffe, 4/11). Nature: If a coronavirus vaccine arrives, can the world make enough? (Khamsi, 4/9). New…

U.N. Agencies, Other Organizations Publish Statements, Blog Posts Addressing COVID-19

BMJ Opinion: Pandemic parlance: public health needs new language for the coronavirus pandemic Joanne Silberner, features editor at The BMJ and a freelance journalist, and Howard Frumkin, professor emeritus and former dean at the University of Washington School of Public Health and former director of the National Center for Environmental…

Science Speaks Discusses Study Examining Long-Acting Injectable HIV Prevention Drug

Science Speaks: Long-acting injected HIV prevention effective and safe, HPTN 083 trial data shows Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer at Science Speaks, discusses the results of a study assessing an investigational drug for HIV prevention. Barton notes the “injection every eight weeks has been found to be effective and…

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