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On World AIDS Day, Media Outlets Examine Efforts To Improve HIV Treatment, Prevention Access; Progress Toward Meeting Transmission Targets; U.S. Responses To AIDS, COVID-19

Thomson Reuters Foundation: ‘A shot can end the stigma’: African women pin hopes on anti-HIV jab “…A new injectable HIV prevention drug, called cabotegravir, that is taken every two months has proved nine times more effective in preventing HIV than the commonly used Truvada PrEP daily tablets, a study found…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: Rage and hope fuel women’s revolt over abortion in Poland (Gera, 12/2). Devex: World Bank updates procurement policy to enforce gender-based violence rules (Saldinger, 12/1). IPS: COVID-19 an Opportunity to Build Resilience around Food Systems (Phakathi, 12/1). Nature: Meet the scientists investigating the origins of the COVID pandemic (Mallapaty,…

Blog Posts, Releases Recognize World AIDS Day, Discuss Lessons Learned; Role Of Health Workers In Central America; Community Engagement In South Africa; Impacts Of COVID-19 Pandemic

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: World AIDS Day reminds us that the toll of the world’s longest pandemic continues throughout the year Antigone Barton, writer and editor of Science Speaks and editorial director of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (12/1). IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: In Central America, Health Workers Keep HIV Services…

Releases, Reports, Statements Address Global HIV/AIDS Issues In Recognition Of World AIDS Day

AVAC: AVAC’s World AIDS Day 2020 Letter to the World (12/1). CSIS: Time to Address the Intersecting Crises of Covid-19, HIV, and Gender Inequality Janet Fleischman, senior associate (non-resident), and Maggie McCarten-Gibbs, program manager, both with the Global Health Policy Program at CSIS (11/30). International Partnership for Microbicides: World AIDS…

Opinion Pieces Address Various Global Health Topics, Including Gender-Based Violence, Humanitarian Aid, Investing In Food Policy

Devex: Opinion: To end violence against women, we must uncover inconvenient truths Bj√∂rn Andersson, director of the U.N. Population Fund Asia-Pacific Regional Office (11/25). Devex: Opinion: The choice we face to get things back on track Mark Lowcock, under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs at the U.N. Office for the Coordination…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AFP/France 24: Thousands in Argentina march against new move to legalize abortion (11/28). BBC News: Detained and forced to have a ‘virginity test’ (11/27). Borgen Magazine: Food Fortification in Africa Fights Hidden Hunger (Beutel, 11/30). The Guardian: A year after Wuhan alarm, China seeks to change Covid origin story (Graham-Harrison/McKie,…

U.S. Increasingly Isolated On Social, Health Issues At U.N.

The Guardian: Trump administration in ‘staggering’ isolation at U.N. on health issues “The outgoing Trump administration’s final days at the United Nations have resulted in a deepening of U.S. isolation on social and health issues, with only a handful of allies including Russia, Belarus, and Syria. In one vote this…

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