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Peace Corps Observes International Men’s Day

Buck Buckingham

In much of the developing world, men retain significant authority over many aspects of family and community life. Without men, we don’t have healthy communities. Men frequently control decisions about access to resources that either limit – or expand – access to education, health and social support services for women and girls. Men may –…

Peace Corps Recognizes World AIDS Day

Guatemala

World AIDS Day provides an opportunity for Peace Corps volunteers to share the grassroots work that they do year-round in fighting AIDS.  Recognized annually on December 1, World AIDS Day aims to raise awareness, decrease stigma, and honor those who have died of AIDS.  Peace Corps volunteers work with local partners to educate their communities…

Peace Corps Volunteers Know: Access to Safe Water + Handwashing = Lives Saved

Peace Corps Logo

Editor’s Note: According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 85% of Americans age 18 and older own a cell phone and nearly half (45%) of all Americans now own smartphones. That means we’re holding mobile devices in our hands—and often up to our faces and mouths—for a good portion of our day. It’s…

Secretary Clinton Recognizes Progress on Shared Responsibility for AIDS Response

Hillary Clinton UNAIDS

Today at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, Secretary Clinton spoke of the shared responsibility of the world to defeat HIV/AIDS. At an event organized by African Union President Yayi of Benin, she highlighted growing African leadership against the disease — an encouraging development as we pursue the goal of an AIDS-free generation. Secretary…

Putting Children Front and Center in the Response to HIV/AIDS

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This week at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, world leaders are coming together to move the world’s health and development agenda forward. Among the key agenda items is securing a better future for children — which is also a central focus of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Meeting the…

USG @ AIDS 2012 Video: Dr. Koh and Ambassador Goosby

Ambasaddor Goosby and Dr. Howard Koh

The XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) is the largest meeting of individuals from around the world working to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In this video interview, Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services talks with Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, about how the…

USG @ AIDS 2012 Video: Dr. Koh and Dr. Daulaire

Dr. Daulaire and Dr. Koh

While at the XIX International AIDS Conference, Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), took the opportunity to talk with Dr. Nils Daulaire, Director of the Office of Global Affairs at  HHS about his role at the Department and some of his take away messages…

A Historical Perspective on the International AIDS Conference

Kevin M. DeCock

More than 20,000 people of all backgrounds – scientists, activists, policy-makers, people living with HIV and others – will soon  arrive in  Washington DC for the XIX International AIDS Conference  , to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from July 22 to 27, 2012.  This is the first time in 22 years that…