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Study Examines Employment Trends In 10 Sub-Saharan African PEPFAR Countries

Health Affairs: PEPFAR Funding Associated With An Increase In Employment Among Males in Ten Sub-Saharan African Countries Zachary Wagner, a doctoral student in health economics at the University of California, Berkeley; Jeremy Barofsky, the Okun-Model Fellow at the Brookings Institution; and Neeraj Sood, an associate professor of health economics and…

Kenya To Benefit From DREAMS Project Aimed At Preventing HIV Among Young Women

VOA News: Kenya Joins HIV DREAMS Project “Kenya will be getting new support to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS among adolescent girls. President Obama announced Sunday that Kenya would be included in the DREAMS project. It’s funded by the U.S., the Nike Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation…” (DeCapua,…

Civil Society Participation Critical For Successful Global Health Programs

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: Health Requires a Healthy Voice for Civil Society Mark P. Logan, chief policy officer at Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, discusses the findings of reports from South Africa-based CIVICUS and the Global Fund highlighting the importance of civil society…

Trump Administration Announces Expanded Mexico City Policy; Plan Will Impact Most U.S. Global Health Assistance

ABC News: Abortion restrictions expanded for foreign nonprofits receiving U.S. health funds “The Trump administration is expanding a policy that requires foreign non-governmental organizations to neither perform nor promote abortion as a method of family planning, if they receive U.S. global health assistance funding…” (Finnegan, 5/15). Associated Press: Trump details…

UNAIDS, Partners Assess Progress Toward ‘AIDS Free’ Agenda, AIDS-Related SDG Target

Devex: Child treatment, HIV prevention top UNAIDS priorities as it eyes SDG target “In an ambitious effort to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, as set out by the Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations has adopted a strategy that focuses on fast-tracking ending the disease among children, adolescents, and…

Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Fact Sheet Examining PEPFAR’s Role, Efforts

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) This updated fact sheet examines the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and its role in addressing global HIV/AIDS, including its structure, treatment and prevention targets, results, funding, and key issues (12/19).

Blog Post Explores Global Fund’s Efforts To Address HIV Drug Resistance Worldwide

Friends of the Global Fight: Vigilance in Tackling Drug Resistance in the Global Battle Against HIV In this blog post, the third in a series of posts exploring the threat that drug resistance poses to HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria efforts, Mark P. Lagon, chief policy officer, and John McMannis, communications…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 321 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter contains numerous articles, including one on a transition readiness assessment report that suggests HIV-related civil society organizations in Panama may not “effectively…

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Recent Pieces On HIV Treatment As Prevention, TB As R&D Priority, PEPFAR’s New Strategy

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: What we’re reading: Treatment is prevention, TB is a priority, welcome words and more Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses several recent pieces on global health, including a CDC statement addressing the role of viral suppression through effective treatment…

U.S. Should Continue To Lead On Global Efforts To Eliminate AIDS In Children

USA Today: In global fight against AIDS, children are ‘losing ground’ Charles Lyons, CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation “…Conquering AIDS has been a coordinated global effort in recent years, and it will take true commitment from global leaders, including the U.S., to move the needle on eliminating…