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A 15-year review of the PEPFAR support to Malawi: How Has it Succeeded?

October 3, 2019

By Maureen Luba, African Region Advocacy Advisor for AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC), Malawi and 2019 Jane Jie Sun Women in Global Health LEAD Fellow, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

Malawi was listed as one of the six locations that have made remarkable progress towards ending the AIDS epidemic in a recent product produced by AmfAR, AVAC, and Friends of the Global Fight. Being one of the poorest...

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PEPFAR and Health Systems Transformation in Nigeria

October 2, 2019

By Prosper Okonkwo, Research Associate in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

HIV diagnosis in Sub Saharan Africa in the nineties and early 2000s was literally a death sentence. In this post, Dr. Prosper Okonkwo looks at how treatment for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria has changed since the inception of PEPFAR...

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Public-Private Partnerships: Driving Health Improvements Without Compromising Values

March 28, 2019

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in global health can be both effective – leveraging the resources of the private sector to improve health in areas where governments and NGOs have struggled – and controversial. A year ago, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was sharply criticized for partnering with the Heineken brewing company; the Fund ultimately suspended the partnership, citing concerns over Heineken’s use of female beer promoters.

In this week’s New England Journal of Medicine, HGHI Faculty Director Ashish Jha and HGHI Senior Writer Andrew Iliff...

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Proposed Transparency Rule Threatens Health

January 29, 2019

 

Unprecedented times mandate novel collaborations: Harvard experts in the fields of medicine, law and environmental health have joined forces to share their concern about a new transparency rule proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

"Although it may sound valuable, this rule would in fact wreak havoc on the ability of government agencies to protect U.S. residents from environmental harms to human health," write the authors in a new Annals of Internal Medicine...

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