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Gates Institute launches new global urban reproductive health program

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is launching The Challenge Initiative (TCI), a global urban reproductive health program supported by a three-year, $42 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Long-acting oral antiretroviral MK-8591 could represent 'paradigm shift' in HIV treatment and prophylaxis

Michael Carter
An investigational antiretroviral agent that maintains drug levels that are able to inhibit HIV up to six months after dosing could represent a “paradigm shift” in HIV therapy and prophylaxis, according to research presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2016) in Boston, USA, last week.

Awareness of treatment’s impact on transmission is transforming the lives of couples of mixed HIV status

Roger Pebody

Treatment as prevention counters stigma and enhances sexuality

Shifting to Sustainable Development Goals — Implications for Global Health

Christopher J.L. Murray, M.D., D.Phil.

Representatives of national governments are now coming together to set the next development agenda, under the umbrella of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as the era of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) concludes. In order to attain the new goals, it may help to revisit what worked — and what didn't — in achieving the successes of the MDGs over the past 15 years.

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