IRIN examines a recent article in the journal Lancet that argues PEPFAR can do more to prevent the spread of HIV among injecting drug users (IDUs) in Africa.
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New York Times Examines Visa Laws Effects On People Living With HIV/AIDS The New York Times examines a recent report by the advocacy group Human Rights Watch that says visa restrictions for people living with HIV/AIDS have been shown to jeopardize their health. “About a third of the worldâ€™s countries…
The Senate on Friday confirmed President Obama’s U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator nominee Eric Goosby, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
CNN examines China’s efforts to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS by educating sex workers about the disease and prevention strategies.
To make way for a Ministry of Tourism garden, 20 families with HIV-positive members have been evicted from their homes and moved outside of the city, reports the Phnom Penh Post.
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Measles Vaccine Campaign Underway In Namibia Measles “continues to be the biggest killer of under-five children” in Namibia and a national campaign to vaccinate children is currently underway, reports Informante. Children will also receive polio vaccines and vitamin A supplements.Â Regional Governor Samuel “Nuuyoma said that these campaigns require a…
The Guardian examines the recent U.S. commitment to continue support for the development of Nigeria’s health and education sector by Anne Fleuret, Nigeria’s acting mission director of USAID.
The House State-Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee “unanimously approved its FY10 funding measure without any amendments” on Wednesday, “deferring expected fights for the full committee markup in a week,” CongressDaily reports.
CNN examines the success of an HIV testing campaign in Swaziland that urges couples to get tested together.
The pharmaceutical company Tibotec said it will join with the non-profit Global Alliance for Tuberculosis Development (TB Alliance) to speed up the development of the experimental TB drug TMC207, Health-e/IOL reports.