Despite years of prevention efforts, HIV incidence has been inadequately controlled and the HIV/AIDS epidemic remains a global public health crisis.
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Three years after the adoption of the WHO/UNAIDS Guidance on Provider-Initiated HIV Testing and Counseling, universal access to HIV testing remains a distant goal.
Collectively we have made remarkable progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS – 4 million people have access to treatment, millions of children orphaned by AIDS are receiving essential services and health systems are being strengthened.
The session will cover the state of the art in TB diagnostics, prevention, and treatment; emerging data on delivery of HIV/TB care: and TB vaccine development. The session will include a special commentary of tuberculosis in the HIV infected pediatric population.
Put Your Money Where the Future Is: The Cost of Treating Children
We will focus the session on critical and growing role of the faith community in increasing political will in the fight against AIDS, at the local, national and international levels.
This session will highlight the research and policy dialogue undertaken by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law on issues of criminalization, discrimination and violence as experienced by women and HIV-related treatment access.
U.S. Humanitarian Assistance and Global Health Policy: Opportunities and Barriers for More Effective Coordination
This brief presents key findings from a Kaiser Family Foundation review and analysis of the policy and financing landscape where U.S. humanitarian assistance and global health assistance meet. It also summarizes a July 2013 roundtable discussion convened by the Foundation focusing on opportunities, challenges, and potential next steps for more effective coordination between humanitarian assistance and global health programs.
The 2013 Survey of Americans on the U.S. Role in Global Health examines the American public’s views, knowledge and opinions of U.S. efforts to improve health for people in developing countries. The fifth in a series that began in 2009, the survey explores the public’s views on global health spending and foreign aid, their priorities for the U.S. in world affairs, and the attention they pay to the issue of health in developing countries.
U.S. Participation in International Health Treaties, Commitments, Partnerships, and Other Agreements
This report provides a comprehensive look at U.S. participation in 50 significant international treaties and agreements that directly or indirectly touch on health issues.
The U.S. role in such agreements has attracted renewed policy attention as a result of the Obama Administration’s Global Health Initiative, which includes a focus on stronger multilateral engagement on global health and development issues. Such international agreements help to establish political and legal commitments, formalize international relationships, and coordinate roles and responsibilities internationally.