Every year, the Amnesty International Chair is awarded to someone who has made an exceptional contribution to the promotion of human rights. This year, the Chair was given to Peter Piot from Belgium, a global authority in the area of HIV-research and policy.
Some European leaders give president-elect of the USA, Donald Trump, the benefit of the doubt, since election rhetoric and ensuing policy can be very different. But on sexual and reproductive health and rights, we should be prepared for the consequences of the election.
On Thursday November 10th, Be-Cause health, the platform for international health, organised a seminar on the relationship between stigma and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
On November 8th, professor Marleen Temmerman received the EDCTP award for ‘Outstanding Female Scientist’. EDCTP, the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership, supports the development of new or better drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and other poverty-related diseases in Africa.