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Deborah Dugan

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From a Statistic to a Story: How Mentoring Can Change the Way We Talk About Women in Africa

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2015 | 3:34 PM

When it comes to the fight against HIV/AIDS, women around the world have faced a particularly formidable adversary. AIDS is the second leading cause of death among adolescents globally, and in sub-Saharan Africa it has become the number one cause of death among young people. In particular, it...

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The Joy and Jeopardy of the Fight to End AIDS

(1) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 10:35 AM

As the year draws to a close, there is much to celebrate.

There are more people than ever before on lifesaving medication -- 13 million people who would have been dead (and millions more infected) were it not for access to two pills a day. That's 12,700,000 more people...

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The $22 Million Domino Effect

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2014 | 12:01 PM

The domino effect can be a truly beautiful thing. But in the case of the AIDS fight, when every domino is a private sector player, we don't want dominos down. We want as many as possible standing proud if the match is to be won. And winning is the virtual...

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Winning the AIDS Fight; It Takes a Village

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 9:38 AM

The African proverb "it takes a village" is often used to describe how the upbringing of a child is the responsibility of the extended family -- a communal effort. And as there is nothing more precious than the life of a child, it's beyond justification that every day 700 babies...

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Ending Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2013 | 10:02 AM

Imagine a world where no mother living with HIV will have to transmit the virus to her baby while giving birth. Just 10 years ago, this would have been considered an impossible goal. But, thankfully, with the incredible advances in HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention of mother-to-child transmission is real today and...

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Making a Whole Lot of Noise on World AIDS Day

(2) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 9:12 AM

World AIDS Day presents an opportunity every year to raise the profile of the pandemic and remind people of the havoc it's wreaked in its 31 years of existence. It's enacted a staggering death toll of nearly 30 million people -- killed by a tiny, preventable and treatable...

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Engaging New Audiences In The Fight Against AIDS

(5) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 11:26 AM

The world finds itself at a historic moment in the fight against HIV/AIDS, with the opportunity to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV and take a crucial step toward defeating this global pandemic that has already claimed 30 million lives. It's a chance to change the course of history by ensuring...

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Meaningful Change: An AIDS-free Generation by 2015

(1) Comments | Posted December 1, 2011 | 7:43 AM

Thirty years ago, researchers first identified AIDS, and a global health crisis was born. After more than three decades of destruction, we are finally at a turning point and on a path to winning the war against HIV/AIDS. We are now on the verge of an incredible and highly attainable...

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The Beginning of the End of AIDS?

(13) Comments | Posted September 30, 2011 | 7:30 AM

Last week I spoke at the UN's event on maternal and child health: "Every Woman, Every Child." What struck me is how little the world knows about the progress made in the fight against AIDS since it started for real in the developing world less than 10 years...

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