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Building a TB-Free World feasible, Lancet Commission declares

Rapid, sustained declines in tuberculosis deaths in many countries during the past 50 years provide compelling evidence that ending the pandemic is feasible, a report by the Lancet Commission released ahead of World TB Day discloses. At the heart of the report is a recognition that TB preventive therapy can be an effective intervention to

Project ECHO to Tackle Africa’s Health Challenges spreads

A new collaborative learning and practice platform dedicated to improving health care delivery in Africa is mobilizing powerful new multi-country partnerships and equipping frontline health workers to better combat devastating diseases like HIV, tuberculosis, cancer, cholera, and Ebola. On February 18-19, Project ECHO will conduct an immersion workshop training in Johannesburg, South Africa, for around

World’s leading researchers say scientific evidence does not support HIV criminalization laws

Twenty of the world’s leading HIV scientists have launched an evidence-based consensus that systematically refutes the rationale for laws that criminalize HIV transmission. The “Expert Consensus Statement on the Science of HIV in the Context of Criminal Law” and an accompanying editorial will be published at 15:15 CEST today in the Journal of the International

UNICEF, UNAIDS launch report on ending adolescent AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) launched a report titled All In, in Eastern and Southern Africa: Catalysing the HIV response for adolescents. Launched at the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, the report demonstrates progress made on adolescent HIV programming in the Eastern and Southern

Despite some success, bad laws and discrimination undermining AIDS response

Despite the successful repeal of the HIV criminalization laws by the governments of Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, and Zimbabwe, discrimination against vulnerable and marginalized communities is still seriously hampering the global effort to tackle the HIV epidemic. This is according to a groundbreaking new report by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law. According to

Voluntary medical male circumcision may cost-effectively prevent HIV in Zimbabwe

Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) could impact Zimbabwe’s HIV epidemic in the coming years, and this investment may save costs in the longer term. These findings were reported by Jessica McGillen of Imperial College London and colleagues on July 18th in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. Zimbabwe adopted VMMC as a priority HIV prevention strategy

The Gambian study shows that a $20 blood test could help diagnose thousands of hepatitis B patients

Researchers from Imperial College London and Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, collaborating with the Pasteur Institute in Paris and other African and European institutions that a simple $20 blood test could help diagnose thousands of patients with hepatitis B in need of treatment in some

The International AIDS Society (IAS) picks South African scientist as Head

By Henry Opondo A South African with a long history of research work on HIV and AIDS has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the International AIDS Society (IAS). Kevin Osborne’s career of more than 30 years in public health includes experience in pioneering major projects and approaches in shaping responses, particularly towards

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