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Amid Controversy, Amnesty International Adopts Policy Supporting Decriminalization Of Sex Work

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Amnesty International adopts sex work decriminalization policy Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses Amnesty International’s recent adoption of a policy that supports the full decriminalization of sex work and highlights the controversy surrounding the new policy…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash discusses the Partnership Forum held last week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; a meeting of the Africa Constituencies Bureau of the Global Fund; a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on global…

‘Science Speaks’ Reports On Presentations Made At IAS 2015 Conference

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: IAS 2015: HIV self-testing promoted as new tool to reach first 90 of 90-90-90 UNAIDS targets Christine Lubinski, executive director of the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses research findings presented at the International AIDS Society conference showing the potential value of using…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash discusses highlights from the recent Partnership Forum in Bangkok, Thailand, which “produced vibrant and stimulating discussions on strategies to end HIV, TB, and malaria as epidemics” (6/30).

Brief Examines 10 Reasons To Decriminalize Sex Work

Open Society Foundations: Ten Reasons to Decriminalize Sex Work “…This document provides ten reasons why decriminalizing sex work is the best policy for promoting health and human rights of sex workers, their families, and communities. Removing criminal prosecution of sex work goes hand-in-hand with recognizing sex work as work and…

Malawi Sex Workers Forced To Take HIV Tests Seek Damages

Agence France-Presse: Malawi sex workers push for damages after forced HIV test “Fourteen sex workers arrested by police in Malawi and forced to take HIV tests launched a fresh bid to seek damages in court on Tuesday. The group was detained in 2009, hauled to a government hospital for HIV…

Blog Post Highlights Recent Global Health-, Development-Related Reports, Research

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Harm reduction and an AIDS-free generation, sex work research, and sustainable development goals … We’re reading about the inextricable ties of health and human rights Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a recently released amfAR report on harm reduction…

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Communication Guides About TB, Sex Work

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: “Case?” “Suspect?” “Trafficking?” “Industry?” We’re reading guides on how to talk about TB, write about sex work Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the Stop TB Partnership’s release of a “guide to language and usage for tuberculosis communications ……