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Inspiration for the Journey to an HIV Vaccine

An HIV-positive child at the Muranga District Hospital in Kenya waiting for treatment. Photo credit: Casey Kelbaugh, International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, Columbia University School of Public Health

All the evidence today suggests that, if we persevere, it is just a matter of time before HIV vaccines become available. Read more >>

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The Best Mother’s Day Gift of All

The implementation toolkit to assist countries as they scale up universal treatment strategies. Photo credit: Interagency Task Team

Every day, around 1,000 babies are born with HIV, and there is a growing
recognition that we can decrease that number to near zero. Read more >>

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The Promise of MPTs: An Integrated Approach to Women’s Health

A woman holding a ring. Photo Credit: USAID

Women and girls are fundamental to the health and well-being of societies worldwide and we still have significant challenges to overcome before reaching essential development goals. Read more >>

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Health and Economic Returns on Science and Innovation Investments for Global Health

Doctor prepares malaria treatment. Photo credit: IMAD

Much work is to be done. Global diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis take eight lives per minute. Read more >>

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Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Evidence Informing Impact for Global Health

A community health worker in rural Ethiopia tests a boy for malaria. Photo credit: Bonnie Gillespie, Photoshare

Beyond effectiveness studies, we need studies that focus on the implementation and adoption of public health interventions, also known as implementation science. Read more >>

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Microbicides, Vaccines, and TB Diagnostics Oh My! What’s New in HIV/AIDS Research?

Women can use this ARV-based vaginal gel to protect themselves against HIV. Photo credit: International Partnership for Microbicides

In December 2012, USAID released a new strategy to address some of the world’s most challenging health and development issues through new technologies, research and evaluation. Read more >>

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Book Review: “No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses” by Peter Piot; Reviewed by Jennifer Albertini, USAID Africa

Jennifer (Jenny) Albertini is Senior HIV/AIDS Technical Advisor for USAID Africa's Health Team where she focuses on policy, program and technical guidance for the Agency's HIV/AIDS programs in Africa.  Jenny has worked with PEPFAR since its inception, including spending seven years in Zambia and Swaziland implementing and managing HIV/AIDS programs there.

For many, childhood is a time of wonder and ambitious dreams to travel to foreign lands and work on issues of social justice. Often times, such dreams remain unfulfilled – but, not for Peter Piot. Read more >>

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Book Review: “Tinderbox” by Daniel Halperin & Craig Timberg; Reviewed by Roxana Rogers, Paul Mahanna, David Stanton, Office of HIV/AIDS

Roxana Rogers, Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS, has a lifetime of experience working for USAID, previously supporting health offices in Zimbabwe and Burkina Faso. She has also worked as the Health & PEPFAR Office Chief at the USAID mission in South Africa.

Daniel Halperin, a medical anthropologist with a peripatetic background, including work with USAID, and Craig Timberg, a Washington Post journalist, combined impressive talent in this book, which details the unintended consequences of colonialization as it created the ideal situation for an explosive AIDS epidemic. Read more >>

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Implementation Science in Action: Turning HIV Research Into an AIDS-free Reality

I began work in USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS this past August – and, what an exciting time it’s been! With the agency-wide shift towards program efficiency, capacity building, country ownership and sustainability, a new term has risen to prominence: implementation science. Read more >>

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Shared Responsibility: The Catalyst for Long-Term Success in HIV & AIDS

Ariel Pablos-Mendez, PhD, is the Assistant Administrator for Global Health

This is a remarkable time to be in Global Health. The successes we are seeing now would not have been achieved without the shared responsibility and partnerships that have been forged over the years Read more >>

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