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HIV Vaccine Research Helps Promote Innovation In Other Prevention Methods

Devex: Bold goal of stopping HIV is motivating great science Paul Stoffels, chief scientific officer and worldwide chair for pharmaceuticals at Johnson & Johnson “…The good news is that this massive challenge [of finding an HIV vaccine] has unleashed stunning creativity in laboratories all over the world. The bold goal…

MDG Successes Show Continued Efforts On Post-2015 Goals Can Lead To More Progress

Christian Science Monitor: Goals that sparked progress Editorial Board “…In a classic case of glass half full or half empty, most of the ambitious [Millennium Development Goals] were unmet, a disappointment. Yet these MDGs have also yielded much for which to be grateful. They have sparked a remarkable humanitarian response,…

Global AIDS Risks Rebounding If Current Momentum To End Epidemic Not Accelerated

The Hill: Global AIDS report showed risks of abandoning progress Kenneth Mayer, physician and director of prevention research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, medical research director at the Fenway Institute, and co-chair of the IDSA Center for Global Health Policy “…The [Lancet report on the global AIDS epidemic] emphasized…

Innovation, Leadership, Investment Needed To Further Improve Global Family Planning

Huffington Post: Five Big Questions for the Future of Global Family Planning Pape Amadou Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International “…It’s no coincidence that as global use of modern contraceptives rose from 55 percent in 1990 to 63 percent in 2010, global maternal mortality fell by a staggering 45…

Drug-Resistant Malaria Threatens To Spread Out Of Southeast Asia

Huffington Post: Resisting Resistance: What’s Next in the Fight Against Malaria? Cameron Conaway, author “It’s been described as a crisis in the anti-malaria community. Resistance to ACTs (artemisinin-based combination therapies), the oft-described super drug in efforts to combat malaria, have reached a tipping point. … Professor François Nosten, Director of…

Climate Change, Taboos Surrounding Food Contribute To Malnutrition In Mali

POLITICO Magazine: Eat Not This Fish Anna Badkhen, author “…What we choose to include in our diet and what we disallow describes a story, a history. Like the Fulani catfish ban, food taboos can be maps tracing our very specific connections to the Pleistocene forefathers on the African savannah, ritual…

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