All About ViiV: An Interview with CEO Deborah Waterhouse at CROI 2024
A Shot in the Arm Podcast with Ben Plumley
by Ben Plumley
2M ago
ViiV Healthcare is the world’s  only pharmaceutical company dedicated exclusively to HIV, and in this episode, Ben meets its CEO, Deborah Waterhouse, to explore the company’s approach to HIV R&D and commercial success - as well as the controversies its global access strategy has attracted for its new long acting injectables. Deborah and Ben find they have much in common beyond both being Brits growing up in the 70s and 80s, from being students of the humanities choosing to make careers in health, to their favorite pop music.  https://viivhealthcare.com https://www.unaids.or ..read more
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Uganda’s Legalized Persecution of LGBTQ+ / Personal & Public Health Threats
A Shot in the Arm Podcast with Ben Plumley
by Ben Plumley
2M ago
Recorded in June 2023, Yvette Raphael and Ben Plumley catch up with Dr. Frank Mugisha, a leading Ugandan advocate at the forefront of the fight against the country’s persecution of the LGBTQ+ community. After the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill became law in Uganda, Frank explains the direct threats to the safety of the LGBTQ+ Ugandans and their supporters. He points to the outsize funding and influence of Western, particularly North American, right-wing Christian evangelists. The conversation serves, not only as an insight into the growing anti-rights movement that targets women’s as ..read more
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Uganda’s Legalized Persecution of LGBTQ+ / Personal & Public Health Threats
A Shot in the Arm Podcast with Ben Plumley
by Ben Plumley
3M ago
Recorded in June 2023, Yvette Raphael and Ben Plumley catch up with Dr. Frank Mugisha, a leading Ugandan advocate at the forefront of the fight against the country’s persecution of the LGBTQ+ community. After the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill became law in Uganda, Frank explains the direct threats to the safety of the LGBTQ+ Ugandans and their supporters. He points to the outsize funding and influence of Western, particularly North American, right-wing Christian evangelists. The conversation serves, not only as an insight into the growing anti-rights movement that targets women’s as ..read more
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The Global Trust Crisis with 70,000 People from 70 Countries
A Shot in the Arm Podcast with Ben Plumley
by Ben Plumley
3M ago
The Global Listening Project has teamed up with the Global Health Diplomats and A Shot In The Arm Podcast, to bring you the release of the Project’s new 70 country 70,000 people study into how public trust in governments and health policies have been affected by COVID-19. It’s the first data set of this size to capture comprehensive information about people’s sense of preparedness for future crises. Coming just before the Munich Security Conference, Co-host Ben Plumley catches up with GLP founder, Professor Heidi Larson in Bengaluru, along with friend of the podcast, Prasada Rao JVR, former He ..read more
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How US Domestic Abortion Decisions Affect the Rights & Health of People Globally
A Shot in the Arm Podcast with Ben Plumley
by Ben Plumley
3M ago
In the first of an informal series of episodes looking at the PEPFAR & US global AIDS funding, Ben chats with Dr Anu Kumar, President & CEO of IPAS, on how the US Supreme Court’s repeal of Roe vs Wade has mobilized extremist neo-colonial efforts to reverse HIV, safe abortion services and global health programs particularly in sub Saharan Africa.  https://www.ipas.org https://www.state.gov/pepfar https://www.emilybass.club/book https://www.unaids.org/en #pepfar #HIV #AIDS #SRHR #abortion #safeabortion #RoeVsWade #LGBT ..read more
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Focus on PEPFAR
A Shot in the Arm Podcast with Ben Plumley
by Ben Plumley
3M ago
Upcoming episodes of A Shot In The Arm and Global Health Diplomats podcasts are focusing on PEPFAR - the US multi-billion investment in helping countries hardest hit by the AIDS epidemic, and saving tens of millions of lives. Its future funding is precarious, stalled in Congress - and we will explore the massive impact it has had, how it became the poster child for bipartisanship in Washington DC - and how allies of all political stripes can get it back on track ..read more
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How Prepared is Japanese Society for the Next Crisis?
A Shot in the Arm Podcast with Ben Plumley
by Ben Plumley
5M ago
Japan’s collectivistic approach to society enabled its citizens to “pull together” through the COVID pandemic - but has it become complacent in the face of future crises? Ben caught up with Heidi Larson, the co-founder of the Global Listening Project in Tokyo, as she shared initial learnings from the Project’s 70 country opinion research study into societal preparedness with experts, as well as leading Japanese virologist Professor Hitoshi Oshitani, and Moderna’s Dr Rachel Dawson to explore just how far the country’s COVID response provides important lessons for the next crisis. Professor Hi ..read more
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The Power of Podcasts
A Shot in the Arm Podcast with Ben Plumley
by Ben Plumley
6M ago
In a rare moment of navel-gazing, Ben catches up with friend of the pod Anto Neosoul - host of the Unlock Your Soul Podcast, and Nya Mona Muchemi - host of the hit podcast AfriWetu on how podcasting is democratizing content-creation, challenging harmful social attitudes and practices, and fighting back against misinformation that clutters too much of our digital feeds these days. Unlock Your Soul Podcast https://linktr.ee/unlockyoursoulpodcast?utm_source=linktree_profile_share&ltsid=6fab4516-7486-42c0-8833-59512c08ae61 AfriWetu https://linktr.ee/afriwetu?utm_source=linktree_profile_share ..read more
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The New Season of Triple Threats
A Shot in the Arm Podcast with Ben Plumley
by Ben Plumley
8M ago
Have you had your seasonal flu vaccine? What about your updated COVID vaccine, or the new RSV vaccine? Ben chats with James Mansi from Moderna and Podcast regular, Yvette Raphael about the opportunities - and challenges - of protecting people with seasonal vaccines and building trust in the science behind those vaccines. Guests: James Mansi, Vice President, Medical Affairs USA, Moderna Yvette Raphael, Executive Director, Advocates for the Prevention of HIV in Africa (APHA) For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/respiratory-viruses/index.html https://www.modernatx.com https://www.apha.org.z ..read more
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Looking Back to Move Forward: A Conversation with Robin Gorna
A Shot in the Arm Podcast with Ben Plumley
by Ben Plumley
1y ago
We reconnect with Robin Gorna, an internationally respected gender and HIV activist & writer to update us on what it has been like for her living with long COVID for 3 years, and we reflect on how the lessons of the HIV movement from the last thirty years, can help guide us in this new era of pandemics preparedness and response. https://robingorna.com https://unaids.org/en https://www.cdc.gov https://www.who.int https://www.nih.gov https://www.ashotinthearmpodcast.com #SARSCoV2 #COVID19 #HIV #AIDS #Gender #Community #Research #Pandemics #PPR ..read more
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