What We’re Reading: Transforming Global Health Partnerships
This week, we’re learning about trends in the global health field that are transforming HIV/AIDS partnerships. Read on to learn how the shift away from international intervention to country ownership of domestic HIV/AIDS response is impacting the landscape of global health, how Nigeria hopes to use soccer to fight stigma and discrimination, and how you can get involved to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.
EGPAF – The Atlantic Hosts Special Panel on Global Health – On Monday, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)’s Senior Director of Public Policy Catherine Connor spoke at The Atlantic Magazine’s Women of Washington event. The panel also featured Barbara Bush, daughter of former president George W. Bush and founder and CEO of Global Health Corps, and Dr. Vanessa Kerry, U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry’s daughter and founder and CEO of Seed Global Health and focused on the importance of transformative partnerships in global health.
The Lancet Global Health – Country Ownership and the Turning Point for HIV/AIDS – In this opinion piece for The Lancet, Chris Collins, vice president and director of public policy for the Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR) and Dr. Chris Beyrer, director of the Johns Hopkins Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Program, argue that country ownership of their domestic response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is essential to long-term progress in global health.
AllAfrica.com – Nigeria: HIV/AIDS Fighting Stigmatization with Innovation – African-based nonprofit, Friends of the Global Fund Africa will explore the power of sports to confront HIV/AIDS discrimination and stigmatization through the World AIDS Day ‘Superstars Play for Life’ campaign. The campaign will culminate in a novelty soccer match on Nov. 30 that will bring together more than 3,000 spectators including 300 people living with HIV to witness an all-star soccer match.
EGPAF – AIDS Walk Washington: Face the Facts; Walk the Walk – In Washington, D.C., one in every 20 residents is HIV-positive. Join the EGPAF as we walk to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in Washington, D.C. and around the world.