The Obama Administration has initiated a comprehensive review of US landmines policy to decide whether or not the US will join the Mine Ban Treaty. PHR has re-engaged in this campaign at the request of The US Campaign to Ban Landmines (USCBL) and members of the Administration, and we are hopeful that this will be an opportunity to show the world that the US respects health and human rights.
Recently it was my honor to be a moderator at the Syringe Exchange Victory Celebration in the US Capitol. We celebrated that after 21 years, Congress had finally repealed the ban on federal funding of syringe exchange.
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On May 10, 2010, The New York Times published a heartrending story on the faltering fight against AIDS in Uganda —a story that has sparked a firestorm of controversy and criticism of the Obama Administration's global AIDS strategy.
Some good news out of Uganda: A few weeks after the US Senate passed a resolution condemning Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, a special committee in Uganda has recommended the anti-homosexuality bill be withdrawn from Parliament.