HIV

Basics
1 Winning hearts and minds, one aid dollar at a time

PEPFAR branding appears on hospital in South Africa.USAID There is plenty of debate over whether aid can help countries grow economically, but there is new evidence showing that it affects public opinion in a recipient country. Programs that provide targeted, sustained, effective and visible aid can lead to positive views…

Basics
0 Future of Aid: Where’s the Impact?

This originally appeared in the Brookings Institute blog. Where’s the impact? A results-oriented aid agenda for Africa has picked up steam in the past few years. Last year closed with excitement about cash transfers. Researchers in Western Kenya found that just giving people money was an effective form of assistance. As…

Global Health
0 The next line of protection against HIV: breast milk

baby ACAN New research shows that a protein in breast milk protects against HIV. While it is know that breast milk of untreated mothers with HIV can infect some infants, it was not understood why it was such a low rate. Turns out that a protein,  tenascin-C, in breast milk attaches…

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