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ECDC issues migrant screening and vaccination guidance

Increased rates of migration to and within the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) in recent years has made the development of migration policy, including health policy, a priority…

Brexit, health care, and life sciences: plan for the worst

Negotiations continue between the UK and the EU27 for Brexit plans. Deal or no deal, leaders in health care, pharmaceutical, and life sciences are covering all bases. Becky McCall reports.…

Fear-based public health campaigns for HIV/AIDS prevention: efficacy and ethics

Is fear the best method for educating the public about the risks of contracting HIV, or does it further stigmatize an already underserved population? From the early 20th century through…

Criminalisation of HIV high on agenda at AIDS 2018

Strategies to oppose the unscientific criminalisation of HIV transmission received a high profile at events in advance of the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam this week. These…

UNAIDS Explainer: Undetectable = Untransmittable

Undetectable = untransmittable is the message of a new UNAIDS Explainer. With 20 years of evidence demonstrating that HIV treatment is highly effective in reducing the transmission of HIV, the…

Free online course on drugs and drug policy

The University of Geneva is launching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on “Drugs, drug use, drug policy and health”. The course is available on Coursera in English with French,…

IntraHealth expert outlines 3 lessons for creating sustainable, scalable CHW programs

IntraHealth’s “VITAL”: Three lessons we can learn from 40+ years of community health worker programs Laura Hoemeke, director of health policy and systems at IntraHealth International, discusses three key lessons…

ECDC and EMCDDA make the case for active case finding of communicable diseases in prison

What are the most (cost-) effective ways to prevent and control communicable diseases in prison settings? In their joint public health Guidance published today, ECDC and the European Monitoring Centre…

Health is made at home, hospitals are for repairs

Calls to increase the number of trained and paid community health workers and reach more people with primary health care have been made for decades. However, countries are still struggling…

Millions face food insecurity, TB outbreak in eastern Ukraine fighting

EASTERN UKRAINE, 17 May 2018 — Nearly 3.5 million people caught up in the conflict in eastern Ukraine urgently need humanitarian aid, according to the United Nations, which says its…

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