The AP/Los Angeles Times examines Haiti’s success at reducing the number of people infected with HIV/AIDS in the country through the work of the “nonprofit groups, Boston-based Partners in Health (PIH) and Port-au-Prince’s GHESKIO, widely considered to be the world’s oldest AIDS clinic.”
A report from researchers at the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) examines how $577 million in PEPFAR funding between 2004 and 2008 was used in Zambia, PlusNews/IRIN reports.
Kenya’s Medical Services Permanent Secretary James Ole Kiyiapi announced Thursday that the government is in negotiations with PEPFAR for support in building additional blood transfusion centers in the country, Capital News reports.
“Dr. Eric Goosby wasted no time starting his new job as the U.S. global AIDS coordinator. He flew from the Bay Area to Geneva hours after his confirmation by the Senate and was sworn in when he landed â€¦ The ambassador is approaching his post with the urgency of a clinician who has spent more than 25 years fighting the disease,” the San Francisco Chronicle writes.
Also In Global Health News: Children With HIV/AIDS; Leishmaniasis Treatment; ITNs In Tanzania; U.S. Malaria Fight; PEPFAR Safe Injection Funds
IRIN Examines Hardships Facing Parents, Guardians Of Children Living With HIV/AIDS IRIN examines the hardships parents and guardians of the estimated 170,000 Kenyan children currently infected with HIV often face. “Caregivers face the dilemma of how to disclose status to … [HIV-positive] children, and to whom,” as well as other…
On the News Hour Insider Forum, Ray Suarez interviews global health experts Michele Moloney-Kitts, assistant U.S. global AIDS coordinator, and Christine Lubinski, head of the Center for Global Health Policy and Advocacy about President Obama’s $63 billion global health initiative.
The journal Lancet Infectious Diseases examines whether President Obama is fulfilling his campaign promises to tackle HIV/AIDS abroad and at home.
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.
The Senate on Friday confirmed President Obama’s U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator nominee Eric Goosby, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Recent Releases: PEPFAR and IDUs; Economic Crisis and Health; Human-Rights and Pharmaceutical Companies
Lancet Commentary Examines How PEPFAR Failing To Reach IDUs Although PEPFAR has helped to provide “antiretroviral therapy to 2.1 million people with HIV, almost all of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa, and has spent more than US$18 billion on the continent” it has failed to reach “thousands of injecting drug…