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Investment In Fast-Track Response To HIV Brings Economic Returns, UNAIDS Says

UNAIDS: Investing in HIV really does pay off “…[T]he case for investing in the AIDS response is strong, and a recent analysis of costs and benefits using the full income approach by Lamontagne et al. (2019) has demonstrated the economic returns of ending the AIDS epidemic. It has been shown…

U.N. SG Guterres Urges Countries To Prevent Coronavirus From Impacting Economy; Trump Downplays Outbreak As U.S. Stock Market Plunged Monday

Reuters: World must avert ‘dramatic’ effects of coronavirus on health, economy: U.N.’s Guterres “United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged countries to prevent the novel coronavirus epidemic from spiraling into a crisis with ‘dramatic consequences’ for global health and the world economy. Guterres, speaking to reporters during a visit…

WASH In Health Care Facilities Critical To Improved Global Health, Experts Write

Think Global Health: Getting WASH into Health Care Facilities: An Urgent Global Health Need John Simon, managing partner of Total Impact Capital, and Susan K. Barnett, founder of Cause Communications and communications consultant at Global Water 2020, discuss the importance of access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in…

Letter To Editor Criticizes Ivanka Trump’s Silence On Trump Administration’s Reproductive Health Policies

Washington Post: Letters to the Editor: Ivanka Trump aids and abets the administration’s assault on reproductive rights Rebecca Harrington, senior director of advocacy and outreach at Population Connection Action Fund “…As President Trump’s associates celebrated Ivanka Trump for her Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, people around the world suffer…

U.N. SG Guterres Urges End To ‘Man-Made’ Humanitarian Crisis In Syria; Northwest Region Faces Disease Outbreaks After Hospitals Bombed

AFP: U.N. chief urges new transit point for aid to Syria “U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres has urged the Security Council to authorize a new passage point on the Turkish border to allow humanitarian aid to reach the embattled population of northeast Syria, where medical supplies are running short. The recommendation…

WHO DG Tedros Engages Chinese President Xi In Coronavirus Response; Xi Calls Outbreak ‘Grim And Complex’

Bloomberg: As Pandemic Looms, World’s Top Disease Fighter Engages Xi “…[WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus] is also engaged in a delicate diplomatic dance with a Chinese government that’s sensitive to perceived slights and a big financial supporter of countries across Africa, including Ethiopia, where he also served as foreign minister…

Preliminary Trial Results For Possible COVID-19 Treatments Expected In 3 Weeks, WHO Says, Notes Vaccine Research Being Fast-Tracked

CNBC: Early trial results for potential coronavirus treatments expected in 3 weeks, WHO says “Preliminary results from two clinical trials testing potential treatments for the COVID-19 coronavirus are expected in three weeks, the World Health Organization said Thursday. … In the meantime, scientists are also working quickly to produce a…