HIV/AIDS

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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Building Uganda’s Local Capacity in Human Resources for Health

This guest post was provided by Cardno Emerging Markets, and written by Peter Alani, HRH Program Manager for the USAID/Uganda Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability Program, based in Kampala, Uganda HIV prevalence rate in Uganda has reached 7.3 percent (up from 6.4 percent in 2006) and the need for the health sector to scale up HIV and AIDS…

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Feedback from the Civil Society Hearing in support of the preparatory process towards the High Level meeting on HIV/AIDS

This blog was written by Marielle Hart, and provided by GHC Member, International HIV/AIDS Alliance From June 8-10, 2016,  a High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS which take place in New York, in which UN Member States will review the progress achieved in realizing the Declaration on Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declarations of 2006 and 2011…

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HITSystem: A Pound of Prevention

This blog was provided by Global Health Innovations. The notion of an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure is nothing new, but it’s a concept that takes on particular significance in the battle against HIV – where an ounce of prevention is priceless because, for the time being, there is no cure. It…

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Food for thought: How nutritional programming can ease the burden of HIV/AIDS in Uganda

This guest post was provided by Tahiya Alam, Cardno Emerging Markets The United States remains at the forefront of increasing global trends targeting nutrition as a vital component for global health programming. In its far-reaching 2014-2025 Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) reaffirms its commitment to global nutrition and aims to reduce…

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GHC Submits Statements to the Sixty-Eighth World Health Assembly (WHA)

This year, GHC submitted seven statements to the WHA in collaboration with a member organizations. These statements can be found below (corresponding to their agenda items). All submitted statements will be recorded in the WHA’s final record. 11.2 Framework of engagement with non-State actors 14.1 Monitoring the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals 14.2 Health…

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Leave No-one Behind in the Post-2015 Health Agenda

This blog was cross-posted from the Huffington Post and written by Dr Alvaro Bermejo, Executive Director, International HIV/AIDS Alliance. In just a few months’ time, the world will agree on a new set of global development goals which are expected to be more ambitious, more rights-based and more sustainable than the preceding Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Proposed targets…

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Study Tour: Lessons Learned from the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Last week, GHC Executive Director Christine Sow accompanied US Senate staffers to Uganda and Rwanda on a study tour organized by the Livestrong Foundation and Management Sciences for Health. We will be featuring blogs and pictures from Christine on the tour – read on to hear about the trip, NCDs, and global health challenges. Find…

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Site Visit to Lyantonde: Life and Health Improve (2/2)

This is a guest post, written by Bob Leone, Lead, Outreach and Communications, Global Health Fellows Program II, a program led by the Public Health Institute.  This is the second of two posts, you can find the first here. The elementary school students in Lyantonde, Uganda, some as young as seven or eight, are dressed…

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