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SDGs Must Prioritize Key Populations In Universal Health Care Targets

Huffington Post: New Development Goal Falls Short of Protecting Those Most at Risk David J. Olson, global health communications expert “…[T]he language currently proposed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) falls short of prioritizing the most marginalized and vulnerable groups … Unfortunately, the UHC target and indicators do not meet…

Lesbian, Bisexual Women In Cuba Receive Unequal Health Services, Activists, Health Experts Say

Inter Press Service: Lesbians Receiving Unequal Treatment from Cuban Health Services “In addition to other forms of discrimination, lesbian and bisexual women in Cuba face unequal treatment from public health services. Their specific sexual and reproductive health needs are ignored, and they are invisible in prevention and treatment campaigns for…

USAID Toolkit Aims To Help Integrate LGBT Rights Into Development Programming

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: New Tools for LGBT-Inclusive Development Laura Adams, an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at USAID, writes about the launch of a USAID “publication to help development professionals implement LGBT-inclusive programs in the countries of Europe and Eurasia: the Toolkit for Integrating LGBT Rights Activities…

U.S. Appoints First LGBT Rights Global Envoy

Associated Press: U.S. names first global envoy for LGBT rights “The United States named its first international envoy for gay rights Monday, tasking a veteran diplomat with leading U.S. efforts to fight violence and discrimination against LGBT individuals overseas…” (Lederman, 2/23). Washington Post: Kerry names special envoy for LGBT rights…

Inequality, Stigma, Discrimination Drive HIV Epidemic In Caribbean

Inter Press Service: Inequality Fuels HIV Epidemic in the Caribbean “…The Caribbean is one of the most heavily affected regions in the world, with adult HIV prevalence about one percent higher than in any other region outside sub-Saharan Africa. The HIV pandemic in the Caribbean is fueled by a range…

amfAR Grants Will Support Research On HIV Service Delivery Among Key Populations In LMICs

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research: amfAR Announces New Grants to Support Implementation Science Research Among Key Affected Populations “In an effort to address the unrelenting disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on gay men, other men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender individuals — collectively known as ‘GMT’ –…

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