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Rates of HIV in female sex workers in Kenya decreased by two-thirds over a ten-year period

Research from specialist HIV prevention and treatment clinics for female sex workers in Nairobi has found that the number testing positive for HIV dropped by more than two-thirds between 2008 and 2017. While no single intervention can be identified as to the underlying cause in the decreasing numbers, it suggests that increasing HIV awareness, testing… Read More »

GlaxoSmithKline offloads Polish plant with 700 workers to French CDMO Delpharm

With plans to take its consumer healthcare joint venture with Pfizer public in the next few years, GlaxoSmithKline has been in Marie Kondo mode for some of its expansive global assets. After cutting a Canadian plant with 400 workers earlier this year, GSK is now hiving off an even bigger facility in Poland.  GSK has sold… Read More »

Lights, Camera, No Action: Insurance Woes Beset Entertainment Industry Workers

This story also ran on LAist. This story can be republished for free (details). Before the coronavirus pandemic shut down the entertainment industry in March, Jeffrey Farber had a steady flow of day jobs in film and television, including work on “Hunters” and “Blue Bloods.” But when theaters, movies and TV shows stopped production, not… Read More »

‘Carers are frontline workers too … but we are unappreciated and unseen’ – Brenda O’Connell Barry

My name is Brenda. I am a family carer. I care for a beautiful little five-year-old boy called Fionn. I am one of 355,000 family carers in Ireland who work long, arduous hours, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, often for three days in a row without a break or sleep. Family carers… Read More »

States moving fastest to reopen lack enough health workers to track new outbreaks – POLITICO

States like Georgia, Texas and Colorado have begun lifting stay-at-home orders without a robust army of public health workers to quickly identify people who’ve come into contact with coronavirus patients, worrying health experts that the states could be at heightened risk for a new wave of infections. Members of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force… Read More »