Moving Forward: Priorities for Prevention in the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

  • October 11, 2009

The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the largest commitment ever made by any nation to an international health initiative dedicated to a single disease. The law authorizing these global HIV/AIDS programs first passed in 2003 with a five-year timeframe. The effort was reauthorized in 2008, and despite containing some improvements to the first phase of PEPFAR,…

Thank Senator Leahy for Standing Strong for Women and Girls!

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) proved himself a powerful ambassador for women and girls last week by supporting UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, on the Senate floor. UNFPA provides vital sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning, care during pregnancy and childbirth, and prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. UNFPA delivers…

Preventing Cervical Cancer – The HPV Vaccine

  • October 6, 2007

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Practical and Ethical Dilemmas in the Clinical Testing of Microbicides: A Report on a Symposium

  • October 6, 1998

By Lori L. Heise, C. Elizabeth McGrory, and Susan Y. Wood In 1997, the Population Council and Women’s Health Advocates on Microbicides (WHAM) convened an international symposium to examine practical and ethical dilemmas in the clinical testing of topical microbicides. The symposium occurred as three significant trends in the history of women’s sexual health and rights converged: donors’ and programs’…

The Culture of Silence: Reproductive Tract Infections Among Women in the Third World

  • October 6, 1991

Reproductive tract infections (RTIs) are common diseases with profound social and health consequences for Third World women, men and children. As one of the world’s most neglected health problems, RTIs are related in important ways to girls’ and women’s basic sexual and reproductive health and to the acceptability of family planning programs. Yet, in allocating scarce human and financial health care…

Challenging the Culture of Silence: Building Alliances to End Reproductive Tract Infections

  • October 6, 1991

By Peggy Antrobus, Adrienne Germain, and Sia Nowrojee In Bellagio, Italy, in 1991, the Rockefeller Foundation and IWHC co-sponsored a meeting of scientists, donors, and women’s health advocates to review the relevance of reproductive tract infections (RTIs) to international health goals, including family planning, child survival, maternal health, the prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases and human immunodeficiency virus;…