This post was written by Loyce Pace Bass, MPH, Director of Health Policy and Cameron Krier, JD, MPH, Director of Federal Relations at LIVESTRONG Foundation. Legislation recently passed to renew the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program included language that represents an important first step in assessing emerging health threats that could impact the program.…

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Big news today, as this week both the Senate and House have passed the PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) Stewardship and Oversight Act.  The Act extends the program for another five years – through 2018, supporting international aid efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.  Since it’s establishment in 2003, PEPFAR has directly…

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Gender-based violence and a guide to assist with GBV and HIV prevention integration Ahh… ahh…Baby, I love you so much! …. We repeated this refrain, clapping the beat as the person in the middle of the circle selected his or her replacement. This activity broke the ice – but what happened next was more serious.…

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JSI’s Sharon Stash shares lessons learned from the International AIDS Society Conference in Rome Participants at last month’s International AIDS Society Conference in Rome were energized by positive findings on new biomedical HIV prevention interventions. Thirty years of dedicated work have resulted in the HPTN052 trial’s promise of HIV treatment as prevention and in positive…

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Director of Tanzania Circumcision Program for MCHIP outlines keys to success. Iringa, Tanzania – If a picture tells the story, then this line of young men waiting outside Kibena Hospital in the town of Njombe illustrates why the scale up of voluntary medical male circumcision is not only necessary to stem the tide of HIV…

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Global Health Initiative’s Executive Director, Lois Quam, gives an update of GHI’s in-country implementation Here at the annual Global Health Council Conference Lois Quam, Executive Director of the Obama administration’s Global Health Initiative (GHI), spoke of the accomplishments of the ambitious effort to improve delivery of health care for the world’s poorest. Two years after…

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This guest blog was written by Jeanette Strydom, the communications officer at Africa Health Placements, a member organization of GHC based in Johannesburg. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which was started in 2003, is an American-run initiative that aims to help save the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS.…

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John Donnelly talked to Dr. Nelson L. Michael, MD, PhD, and Colonel in the US Army Medical Corps about US MRHP. Nelson L. Michael, MD, PhD, a Colonel in the US Army Medical Corps, is the director of the US Military HIV Research Program at the Department of Defense’s Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Rockville,…

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On March 15th, the Global Health Council released a new research report analyzing U.S. global health policies, their achievements and shortcomings; United States Global Health Policies: Gaps and Opportunities for Improvements. The 96 page report examines in detail the gaps and opportunities for improvements in the U.S. HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis and Maternal, Newborn, Child and Reproductive Health…

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