Michael Merson in UNAIDS

Michael Merson Comments on UNAIDS

December 19, 2008

Michael Merson comments on the past 11 years of UNAIDS and what lies ahead for the agency and its new leader.  Read the Special Report by Pam Das and Udani Samarasekera published in today’s Lancet. Read More (PDF: 455kb)

Global Health Should Be Key Component of U.S. Foreign Policy, Report Finds

December 18, 2008

A new report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies calls for the Obama administration to significantly intensify its commitment to global health in the next four years by increasing funding for and placing greater importance on health when setting overall U.S. foreign policy.

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aids2031 Science and Technology Working Group issues a series of Working Papers

December 16, 2008

A working group co-chaired by DGHI Director Michael Merson and PATH President Chris Elias has issued a series of working papers on issues related to discovery science for HIV/AIDS and development of new products to prevent, diagnose, or treat HIV/AIDS.  Read more about the aids2031 initiative and the Science and Technology Working Group.


Coping with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania

December 02, 2008

Kathryn Whetten, an associate professor in the Sanford Institute of Public Policy and director of Duke University’s Center for Health Policy, has spent more than a decade studying in detail the lives of HIV-positive people in the United States and Africa. 

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DGHI Welcomes Christina Meade

December 01, 2008

The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) welcomes its newest member, Christina S. Meade, PhD. Meade joined Duke on December 1, 2008 as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

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Combination HIV prevention -- Correspondence in The Lancet

November 26, 2008

“If we really want to advance the effectiveness of HIV prevention, we have to disabuse ourselves of the notion that the epidemic can be conquered by a single best intervention. Rather, we must focus on scaling up combination efforts and on building the evidence base for which mixes produce maximum effect in which settings.”