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2014-08-18 12:27:03

amfAR and AVAC call for improved, transparent and timely data collection NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report from amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and AVAC outlines the need for a new approach to tracking data to guide the key decisions that shape the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Critical and expensive decisions made with incomplete data are undermining the response--even as the systems for collecting this data continue to improve, the report found....

2014-08-06 16:30:05

Statement from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Regarding the Launch of the Accelerating Children's HIV/AIDS Treatment Initiative WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) welcomes today's launch of the Accelerating Children's HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT) initiative, which was announced during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The new partnership between the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief...

2014-07-24 10:49:42

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation New HIV infections dropped by almost one-third from the epidemic peak; TB deaths declined by 3.7 percent between 2000 and 2013; child deaths from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have dropped 31.5 percent in the past decade Today, fewer people are dying from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, according to a new, first-of-its-kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries. The pace of decline in deaths and infections has accelerated since 2000,...

2014-07-21 12:24:53

New Prevalence Estimates from More Than 100 Countries WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released its annually updated interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths. First developed in 1987, the database now holds more than 164,000 statistics, an increase of approximately 5,900 new estimates in the last year, and is the most comprehensive resource of its kind in the world....

2014-06-24 23:06:38

New technology supports HIV-1 drug resistance surveillance in resource-limited countries. Manassas, VA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 ATCC, the premier global biological materials resource and standards organization, has licensed technology from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific to bring a rapid and cost-effective PCR-based method of monitoring HIV drug resistance to resource-limited countries. The ATCC® HIV-1 Drug Resistance...

2014-05-20 16:26:58

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Celebrates Major Milestone in the Effort to End AIDS in Children WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) today announced that it has reached 20 million women with lifesaving services, such as HIV testing, counseling, and treatment, to prevent HIV-positive women from passing the virus to their babies. EGPAF is one of the largest providers of prevention of mother-to-child...

2014-05-14 16:28:47

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Open Letter to Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator from Charles Lyons, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation President and CEO http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101104/DC95522LOGO Dear Ambassador Birx: Congratulations on your recent confirmation as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. I look forward to continuing our work with you to ensure that children and their families have access to critical HIV...

2014-05-08 23:07:19

Ambassador Eric Goosby, former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and current Professor of clinical medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has been elected to the Accordia Global Health Foundation Board of Directors. Accordia establishes supports and sustains African-owned health institutions, enabling locally relevant research, high quality training and education programs, and delivering essential healthcare services to millions. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 08, 2014...

2014-04-24 08:34:57

Easy-to-use CD4 analysis platform tailored to meet the needs of resource-limited settings SAN JOSE, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Biosciences, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced the launch of the BD FACSPresto(TM) Near Patient CD4 Counter system that provides absolute and percentage results of CD4 T lymphocytes and hemoglobin (Hb) concentration in whole blood samples to stage and...

2014-03-21 08:25:24

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Daniel W. Yohannes, joined Acting U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Deborah von Zinkernagel to sign a Memorandum of Agreement that establishes a three-year partnership between the State Department's Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, which administers the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and MCC. The partnership aims to help other...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.