M-HEALTH SUMMIT 2012, Recap with Video

RECAPPING THE M-HEALTH SUMMIT 2012 National and international experts in health care and mobile technology gathered in Washington, DC, December 3-5, 2012, for the mHealth Summit: Connecting the Mobile Health Ecosystem . AIDS.gov joined government, health, private sector, industry, academic, and nonprofit leaders to learn and share about how wireless technology is being used to improve health outcomes in the United States and abroad, and particularly how it relates to HIV prevention, … [Read more...]

Women in EU public sector face higher risk of losing jobs

  GENEVA (ILO News) - Women working in the public sector in countries of the European Union (EU) have been particularly hard-hit by recent cutbacks in jobs, wages and benefits, according to a joint ILO European Commission study titled “Public Sector Adjustment in Europe”. In a chapter on gender, the study (made public on 28 June 2012) warns that these cuts will damage progress made towards gender equality. Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead, a Senior advisor to the Conditions of Work and … [Read more...]

What is going to happen in Rio?

What has in the past and what is going to happen in Rio 2012?   Rio+20: from environment to sustainable development To grasp the background and stakes of Rio+20, it is useful to have a look at the Stockholm-to-Rio continuum of the Conferences, and to go through some key milestones in the long march that gave birth to international agreements on sustainable development. How did we move from Environment to Sustainable Development, what are the consequences of this move, and where … [Read more...]

Engaging Businesses in Support of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Successfully achieving the National HIV/AIDS Strategy’s aggressive goals depends not only on Federal leadership, but also on new investments and new partnerships from all parts society, including the private sector. As my colleague Melody Barnes, the President’s Domestic Policy Adviser, noted in a prior post, we know that some of our biggest successes in fighting HIV/AIDS have come about because of private sector initiatives, so we have called on businesses and foundations to provide … [Read more...]

Eliminate Pediatric HIV Transmission and Keep Mothers Alive

A Bold New Plan To Eliminate Pediatric HIV Transmission and Keep Mothers Alive Today, I was proud to participate in an historic moment in the global HIV response. Standing with former President Bill Clinton, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and many others, we joined forces toward an ambitious, yet achievable, goal — ending pediatric AIDS and keeping mothers alive around the globe. In the United States and Europe, pediatric AIDS is now an artifact of history. Yet, in many countries, … [Read more...]

Community Call to Private Sector Support – Melody C. Barnes

  National HIV/AIDS Strategy     When President Obama released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (PDF 1.2MB) in July 2010, he said, “The Federal government can’t do this alone, nor should it. Success will require the commitment of governments at all levels, businesses, faith communities, philanthropy, the scientific and medical communities, educational institutions, people living with HIV, and others.” Clearly, success at achieving our aggressive goals in the Strategy depends not only on Federal … [Read more...]

PALISTINE – National Strategy to Combat Violence against Women

  Palestinian Cabinet Endorses National Strategy to Combat Violence against Women     The Palestinian Cabinet endorsed a nine-year national strategic plan to combat violence against women in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), the first of its kind in the Arab region developed through a bottom-up approach. Officially adopted on 11 January 2011 and announced at the Palestinian Ministry of Women’s Affairs during a press conference today, the strategy takes on a cross-sector approach, … [Read more...]

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