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Women at the centre: WHO issues new guidance on the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV

A woman-centred approach to healthcare is one that consciously adopts the perspectives of women, their families and communities. This means that health services see women as active participants in, as well as beneficiaries of, trusted health systems that respond to women’s needs, rights and preferences in humane and holistic ways.

Published
23 February 2017
From
World Health Organization
A Contentious List of Finalists for Global Aid Fund Group’s Director

Three candidates to become the next director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria are likely to draw harsh scrutiny from the fund’s largest donor, the United States.

Published
19 February 2017
From
New York Times
Trump's 'global gag rule' endangers millions of women and children, says Melinda Gates

Bill and Melinda Gates warn of dire impact of order that blocks US funding for family planning and health services.

Published
14 February 2017
From
The Guardian
Anthony Fauci: What Three Decades Of Pandemic Threats Can Teach Us About The Future

One of the most important challenges facing the new Administration is preparedness for the pandemic outbreak of an infectious disease. Infectious diseases will continue to pose a significant threat to public health and the economies of countries worldwide. The U.S. government will need to continue its investment to combat these diseases wherever they emerge, and to conduct crucial research and development of medical countermeasures in the form of vaccines, treatments, and diagnostics to rapidly respond to emerging infectious disease threats.

Published
13 February 2017
From
Health Affairs
Bill Frist: The Case for Keeping America’s AIDS Relief Plan

Among global public health advocates, there is a growing concern that President Trump may cut back, or even eliminate, programs that have played a critical role in fighting diseases worldwide.

Published
13 February 2017
From
New York Times
Trump Seems to Support Bush’s AIDS Program for Now

… but will it be hobbled by his other policies?

Published
10 February 2017
From
The Atlantic
Number of people receiving ART through programs supported by the Global Fund reaches 10 million

In the first half of 2016, through programs supported by the Global Fund, another 787,000 people were put on antiretroviral treatment (ART) for HIV, bringing the total to date to 10 million, a 9% increase over end-2015 results and a 17% increase over the number a year ago. Three countries account for 77% of the increase from six months ago: Kenya (52%), Tanzania (16%) and Mozambique (9%).

Published
01 February 2017
From
Global Fund Observer
Trump’s Anti-Abortion Rule Is Broader Than Anyone Expected

Donald Trump’s signing of an anti-abortion rule on Monday could put billions of dollars in US aid funding at risk — 14 to 16 times more money than initially thought, according to health groups. The rule applies to all US global health projects, including PEPFAR.

Published
26 January 2017
From
BuzzFeed
Review panel meets to strengthen UNAIDS model

A special panel has begun deliberations on how to strengthen UNAIDS’ unique model and further align it to international efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Published
25 January 2017
From
UNAIDS
The Mexico City Policy: An Explainer

On January 23, President Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy via presidential memorandum. The policy requires foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to certify that they will not “perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning,” using funds from any source (including non-U.S. funds), as a condition for receiving U.S. government global family planning assistance and, as of Jan. 23, 2017, any other U.S. global health assistance.

Published
24 January 2017
From
Kaiser Family Foundation
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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