Progress on Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies, Injectable PrEP, and Other New HIV Prevention Strategies Announced at HIV Research for Prevention Conference

26 January 2021 – Important advances in HIV prevention research were announced today at the 4th HIV Research for Prevention Conference (HIVR4P // Virtual), convened by IAS – the International AIDS Society. Highlights included findings from a pair of trials evaluating whether infusions with a broadly neutralizing antibody (bNAb) can prevent HIV acquisition and positive…

Bill and Melinda Gates Release 2021 Annual Letter: “The Year Global Health Went Local”

SEATTLE – January 27, 2021 – Today, Bill and Melinda Gates share their 2021 Annual Letter, “The Year Global Health Went Local.” In this year’s letter, Bill and Melinda reflect on the worldwide impact of COVID-19 and the global collaboration and scientific innovation fueling one of the largest public health efforts in history. They share…

Africa’s largest COVID-19 treatment clinical trial launched in 13 countries

Thirteen African countries and an international network of research institutions have joined forces to launch the largest COVID-19 clinical trial in mild-to-moderate outpatients in Africa. The ANTICOV clinical trial aims to respond to the urgent need to identify treatments that can be used to treat mild and moderate cases of COVID-19 early and prevent spikes…

A Landmark trial in East and Southern Africa finds injectable PrEP safe and effective for cisgender women

Regulatory review and introduction plans must be accelerated New York City, November 9, 2020— AVAC enthusiastically welcomes the news that another trial of the long-acting, injectable antiretroviral cabotegravir (CAB-LA) for HIV prevention for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has demonstrated safety and efficacy, this time among cisgender women. Today’s announcement from ViiV, the US National Institute of Allergy and…

U.S. Embassy in Uganda develops COVID-19 Resource Toolkit

The U.S. Embassy in Uganda developed a “COVID-19 Resource Toolkit” in collaboration with Uganda’s Ministry of Health and other partners in order to expand access to key COVID-19 information and resources across Ugandan society.   The toolkit includes links to videos, public service announcements in various languages, posters, and other information on COVID-19 signs and…

Accountability Breakfast event calls on governments to protect women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health during COVID-19 and beyond

Up to 2,000 delegates from all over the world took part in a live event held this week alongside the UN General Assembly 2020, which called on governments, donors, and other key actors in global development to demonstrate greater accountability for supporting and improving women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health (WCAH) and rights during the COVID-19…