Author Archives: Meg Davis, Ph.D.

African Commission recognizes that closing civic space hurts the fight against HIV

The African Commission warns that closing civic space harms the fight against HIV/AIDS. Continue reading

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Aid eligibility in a mobile, high-velocity world

Why are we still allocating funds for health to precisely those national governments who fail to care for or dedicate funding to those who need it? Continue reading

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How Will We Know When It’s the End of AIDS?

Five signs to look for when we’re actually close. Continue reading

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How punitive laws lead to bad HIV data

Criminalization leads to unreliable HIV data for men who have sex with men. Continue reading

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TB, Human Rights and the Law: “Tell it like it is”

Stop TB Partnership’s workshop on TB and human rights this week: fired up and ready for action. Continue reading

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Models meet reality? TB meets HIV

What mathematical models miss about TB and HIV. Continue reading

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Teaching about sexual violence in conflicts/emergencies

For the past year, I’ve been coordinating a series of short courses on sexual violence in conflicts and emergencies. There is a profound stigma around the issue, so I’m pleasantly surprised if you even click on this link and keep reading. … Continue reading

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Global Fund KPIs: Accountability and the hall of mirrors

About two weeks ago, the Global Fund Observer, a newsletter that reports on the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, published an article about the Fund’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The article raised concerns about the process of developing the KPIs, … Continue reading

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You need not die of boredom in Geneva

Planning a visit to Geneva, Switzerland – for a meeting, business, or to save the broken world? Many people say Geneva is boring. I know — I used to be one of them. Over the years I’ve found a few … Continue reading

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In 2017, set global health targets from the ground up

I’m lucky to be starting 2017 in Grenada, a flawlessly beautiful island nation of just 100,000 people. But Grenada, like many countries, has found it hard to gather basic HIV data in a context where same-sex sexuality and sex work … Continue reading

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