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Alanna Shaikh is a global health professional currently located in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. All her writings represent her own opinions, not that of any employer or government.

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3 Reasons Why You Will Soon Feel the Pain From Global Biodiversity Loss

The mass extinction and corresponding biodiversity loss doesn’t touch most people’s everyday lives yet. It remains abstract. That is going to change. Here are three of the major impacts we’ll see

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HIV is the Future of Global Health

If we can’t win against HIV, we can’t win against anything. HIV is the disease we have a chance at. The choices we make about HIV are the easiest global health choices we get. Let’s not screw them up.

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Can we end AIDS?

We have the tools, right now, to bring an end to AIDS. The only question is whether we’re willing to pay for them. ONE says we can end HIV. If we have the will to do it.

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slamabad, December 18, 2008 - U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today held the closing ceremony of its Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE) training course under the USAID-funded Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER). In the picture the chief guest USAID Mission Director Anne Aarnes is awarding certificate to a participant., via USAID

With Obama’s Re-election, “Global Health Diplomacy” Will Get Its First Test

Done well, an office of Global Health Diplomacy could re-establish American leadership on global health and get middle-income countries to take health seriously as part of their path to prosperity. It’s not a rush of new money for vaccinations or HIV, true. But it’s an opportunity to do something totally new and important for global health.

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World Tuberculosis Report 2012 – Some Progress, Not Enough

We’re making progress against Tuberculosis, but not enough. We’re doing a good job of reducing the global burden of TB. Our failure is with drug resistance. Multiple drug resistant TB (MDR TB) continues to rise, and we’re barely treating 20% of the people who have it.

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Home Testing for HIV – Not a Game Changer Just Yet

The home test kit for HIV will help some people. Every tiny step forward in increasing access helps. BUT it’s not a global health breakthrough – not at this price point.

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