HIV/AIDS

The global fight against new HIV Infections

This blog post was written by Revati Chawla, Lead-Prevention Programming at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance. The International HIV/AIDS Alliance’s mission is to put communities at the centre of the  HIV/AIDS response in order to provide effective local solutions; as they work  to end AIDS through community action. They are a 2018 Global Health Council Member.…

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30 Years Later, and Still Fighting HIV/AIDS in Children

This article originally appeared on the Hill on June 12 and was co-written by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FLA.), Co-Chair of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus, and Charles Lyons, President & CEO of Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. EGPAF is on a mission to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through groundbreaking research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. They are…

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The Local Path to Global Health Security

This article was originally published in Global Health NOW.  The article is around a WHA side-event organized by Global Health Council & partners. Global Health NOW has gathered thousands of subscribers worldwide who rely on it as a source for their global health news. The mobile-ready website globalhealthnow.org came online in March 2015, delivering more exclusive…

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CDC Protects People from Disease Threats and Outbreaks in the U.S. and Around the World

This blog post was written by Carmen Villar, MPH, Deputy Director for Strategy, Policy and Communication, at the the Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [supsystic-gallery id=4 position=center] Opinion polls show that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the federal government’s most admired and trusted agencies. Since its founding in…

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A year in review: The top stories in global health innovation that shaped 2016

This guest post was written by Kat Kelley, Senior Program Assistant at Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC), and originally appeared on GHTC’s website. 2016 was a year that ushered in significant shifts in the global health landscape. We witnessed the waning of the Ebola epidemic and the waxing of the Zika outbreak; important leadership changes…

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Stopping HIV, One School at a Time

This Q&A was prepared by GHC Member, Education Development Center and originally appeared on the EDC website. In this Q&A, EDC’s Viwe Mtshontshi says she is optimistic that this educational approach can both prevent the further spread of HIV and change prevalent attitudes about people living with the virus. Q: Why is it so effective…

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Advocacy for Community Treatment Toolkit

This revised, updated and expanded advocacy toolkit from International Treatment Preparedness Coalition is designed to support communities to demand optimal HIV treatment. Topics covered in the Toolkit include: the science of HIV, the relationship between human rights and HIV treatment, and financing for health. It also highlights opportunities and barriers to scaling up treatment, as well as…

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Five Ways Health Care Workers are Improving HIV Services for their Community in Malawi

This blog was originally posted by Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and written by Isabel Garcia and Meria Million, EGPAF- Malawi  Despite Malawi’s success in expanding HIV prevention, care, and treatment services, the proportion of people living with HIV who know their HIV status is only 53%; well below the 90% target set in the country’s…

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AIDS 2016: A reason for optimism for TB advocates

This blog was cross-posted from Action Global Health Advocacy Partnership, and written by David Bryden As a tuberculosis (TB) advocate attending the International AIDS Conference, I am used to TB seeming quite extraneous to the burning issues that animate most activists, leaders and the media attending the meetings. Despite being responsible for 1 in 3 AIDS-related…

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GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 15.1 – Draft global health sector strategies

Global Health Council, in collaboration with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, welcomes the HIV Strategy’s call for fast-tracking the health sector elements of the HIV response through “renewed political commitment, additional resources, and technical and programmatic innovations.” We are pleased that the Strategy prioritizes eliminating mother-to-child HIV transmission as a key component of ending…

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