Report on 21st International AIDS Conference
The 21st International AIDS Conference returned to Durban South Africa in July 2016 to recognize progress made in the 16 years since the world began to recognize the enormity of the global HIV crisis, but also to confront continuing challenges. In August, IDSA Center for Global Health Policy released AIDS 2016 Progress and Challenge
(PDF), a report from the ground, summarizing the conference, and highlighting developments and challenges in HIV and tuberculosis research, treatment, prevention, and funding.
Global Antimicrobial Resistance—Solutions to a Worldwide Threat
Starting with the beginning of the antimicrobial age, when new medicines opened the era of modern medicine, through the peak years of new antibiotic drug development in the 1970s when physicians were said to have “an embarrassment of choices,” to the threats posed today, Global Antimicrobial Resistance
(PDF), a new white paper released in advance of the United Nations high level meeting on antimicrobial resistance, tells the story of the issues and solutions to a worldwide threat.
Science Speaks Covers Zika Research and Funding Developments
The Center for Global Health Policy’s Science Speaks
blog followed policy makers and scientists responding to the spread of Zika and its impacts with posts on:
to World Health Organization guidelines reflecting discoveries of how, and for how long after infection the virus may be transmitted sexually . . . while a bill to fund responses to the Zika outbreak stalled again in Congress.
A study review
confirming that Zika is a trigger for Guillain Barre Syndrome, and a cause of microcephaly and other neurological disorders.
medical provider organizations and agencies that lack of funding will stall new Zika responses.
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