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Global Fund, Thomson Reuters Foundation Partnership To Work To Dismantle Barriers To Health Services, Executives Write In Opinion Piece

Thomson Reuters Foundation: OPINION: End epidemics by breaking down human rights barriers to health Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Antonio Zappulla, chief executive of the Thomson Reuters Foundation “…Human rights-related barriers to health, some explicit, others expressed in behaviors and…

Nations Must Address Regulatory, Other Barriers To PrEP Access, UNAIDS Says

UNAIDS: Barriers to PrEP must be removed This update discusses the benefits of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and says “further global expansion of PrEP requires countries to address regulatory issues and other barriers that are stopping people who want to use PrEP from doing so” (12/9).

CFR Intern Discusses Recent, Historical Anti-LGBT Efforts In Uganda

Council on Foreign Relations: Uganda Renews Clampdown on the LGBT Community In this guest blog post, Neil Edwards, volunteer intern for CFR’s Africa Program, discusses anti-LGBT activities in Uganda, including legislation and other forms of discrimination (12/4).

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Devex: How Mongolia is trying to curb antibiotic overuse (Ravelo, 11/22). Devex: A solution to the cost of giving life in Kenya (11/21). Devex: Innovative approaches to improving contraceptive access in Kenya (11/21). The Guardian: Uganda bans thousands of charities in ‘chilling’ crackdown (Mwesigwa, 11/21). HealthDay News: Infants May Not…

Global Dispatches Podcast Interviews U.N.’s Independent Expert On LGBTI Rights

U.N. Dispatch’s “Global Dispatches Podcast”: How The Top LGBTI Rights Watchdog at the United Nations Defends Human Rights Around the World Mark Leon Goldberg, editor of U.N. Dispatch and host of the Global Dispatches Podcast, speaks with Victor Madrigal-Borloz, “a Costa Rican jurist who serves as the United Nations Independent…

Media Outlets Examine LGBTQ Laws, Human Rights In Uganda, Other Countries

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Uganda moves to allay fears over anti-gay sex law “Uganda has sought to reassure sexual minorities that they are safe, saying it has no plans to introduce the death penalty for gay sex after reports of rising homophobic attacks. LGBT+ rights campaigners in Uganda have expressed concerns…

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