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Category Archives: HIV/AIDS

Data Visualization: HIV/AIDS Impact in Africa

“To mark World AIDS Day 2013 on Dec. 1, the U.S. Census Bureau is releasing today two data visualizations that depict the impact that HIV/AIDS has made on the population of 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The Census Bureau estimates and projects population numbers, population growth rate, fertility, life expectancy and infant mortality worldwide. In theContinue Reading

New GAO Reports – Hurricane Sandy Relief, Small Business Contracting, Medicare, Minority AIDS Initiative

HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF – Improved Guidance on Designing Internal Control Plans Could Enhance Oversight of Disaster Funding, GAO-14-58, Nov 26, 2013 NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS – Actions Taken by FEMA to Implement Select Provisions of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006, GAO-14-99R, Nov 26, 2013 SMALL BUSINESS CONTRACTING – Updated Guidance and Reporting Needed for Consolidated Contracts, GAO-14-36, Nov 26, 2013Continue Reading

New GAO Reports – Minority Aids Initiative, 2020 Census

MINORITY AIDS INITIATIVE Consolidation of Fragmented HIV/AIDS Funding Could Reduce Administrative Challenges, GAO-14-84, NOV 21, 2013 2020 CENSUS Additional Actions Could Strengthen Future Census Test Designs, GAO-14-26, Nov 20 2013

WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2013

“This is the eighteenth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and financing TB prevention, care and control at global, regional and country levels using data reported by 197 countries and territoriesContinue Reading

Reality Check – ‘For every day of government shutdown, about one million emails at CDC go unread.’

Maryn McKenna, WIRED interviewed CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden: “The broader question is, what are the outbreaks that we don’t know about? At any one time, we’re investigating 25 or 30 clusters of illness. Initially we had sent home the vast majority of the staff working on foodborne disease. When it became clear that [the shutdown]Continue Reading

HIV/AIDS Database Update

“This compilation of data from 219 countries and areas on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths is updated to include new data for more than 100 countries. Major updates include new data for China, Ghana, Ethiopia, India and Cameroon. The database focuses on HIV/AIDS surveillance data for countries and areas withContinue Reading

New GAO Reports – Coast Guard, Defense Health Care, Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Coast Guard – Clarifying the Application of Guidance for Common Operational Picture Development Would Strengthen Program, GAO-13-321, Apr 25, 2013 Defense Health Care: Department of Defense Needs a Strategic Approach to Contracting for Health Care Professionals, GAO-13-322, May 28, 2013 President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief: Drug Supply Chains Are Stronger, but More Steps Are Needed to Reduce Risks, GAO-13-483,Continue Reading