Today, President Trump officially began the process to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization.
In my capacity as a public health scholar, I have joined 750 experts and leaders throughout the country in signing the following letter to the leadership of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs:
Continue reading “What Public Health, Law, and International Relations Leaders Have to Say About Withdrawing from the WHO”
One of the less joyful holidays of this busy season is World AIDS Day—so busy, in fact, that most people usually miss it. If Christmas means anything, though, surely it encourages the kind of generosity and global community that this holiday strives for. So how are we doing this year?
Progress: The Obama administration has lifted the ban on entry into the United States by HIV-positive people. South Africa has decided to offer free HIV treatment for infants under the age 1 and expand access for pregnant women.
Regress: The Obama administration has not been as proactive in fighting HIV/AIDS as the Bush administration was. Uganda is adopting an anti-homosexuality law that criminalizes gay sex.
Obviously, we have a long way to go. Here are a few simple (and entertaining) ways for you to add your vote to the “Progress” column: Continue reading “24 Days To Go: World AIDS Day”