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China Lifts HIV Travel Ban

05/05/2010

For too long the United States had in place a federal law prohibiting those infected with HIV from entering the US--unless special permission was given. Scientific evidence, even calls by sitting and past Surgeon Generals, did nothing to reverse the law.

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Global HEALTH Act National Call-in Day: How Your Organization/School Can Participate

05/03/2010

As of today, the global health community has secured seven co-sponsors for the Global HEALTH Act: Reps. John Conyers (MI), Lynn Woolsey (CA), Raul Grijalva (AZ), Keith Ellison (MN), John Garamendi (CA), Fortney Pete Stark (CA) and Diane Watson (CA).

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Maternal Mortality: A Right to Health Approach Will Ensure Integrated Services and Save Lives

04/27/2010

The article "Maternal mortality for 181 countries, 1980-2008: a systematic analysis of progress towards Millennium Development Goal 5," released in The Lancet last week, records a global reduction in maternal mortality rates.

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Representative Barbara Lee on the Global HEALTH Act

04/20/2010

You are not the only one encouraging your Congressperson to co-sponsor the Global HEALTH Act. Representative Barbara Lee sent a letter to all her Congressional colleagues last week, urging them to support the bill.

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Uganda's Health Workforce Crisis: A Conversation with Mitterand Kiirya

04/15/2010

The health workforce crisis in Uganda is immense. Uganda is reportedly losing at least 1,400 skilled professionals each year, and there are only 29,000 medical personnel in a country of 31 million people.

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