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UK government announces plans to cut public health budget by £85 million

20 December 2018: The British HIV Association (BHIVA) echoes the concerns of the Local Government Association, and other organisations, regarding the announcement that the government is choosing to cut spending…

The EATG urges the Romanian government to adopt and implement the 2019-2021 HIV/AIDS National Strategic Plan

BRUSSELS - Today the European AIDS Treatment Group addresses a letter to the Romanian government in view of the new HIV/AIDS National Strategic Plan. In support of the demands and…

Report on the health of refugees and migrants in the WHO European Region

Migrants and refugees at higher risk of developing ill health than host populations, reveals first-ever WHO report on the health of displaced people in Europe Copenhagen, Geneva, 21 January 2019…

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…

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