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While HIV aid drops, overall global health spending shows “enduring support”

While development assistance to middle and low-income countries for global health reached an all-time high last year, assistance for “the main infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, contracted on the whole,” according to the Financing Global Health 2013: Transition in an Age of Austerity report published by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation. Total […]

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Ambassador Birx: “We will never waver” from sound public health, human rights principles

First official statement also commits to “hand-in-hand” planned and agreed transitions of aid responsibility Sworn into office one day after Ugandan police action caused the suspension of work at a United States-funded HIV response program, new U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx has issued her first official statement, affirming PEPFAR’s commitment to continuing its […]

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Tell Congress to keep up the fight against AIDS! – The program that helped make sure a million babies were born HIV-free and put 6.7 million people on antiretroviral treatment that saves their lives and prevents transmission of HIV has gone half a decade without a raise, the organization ONE points out, as it launches […]

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WHO issues first hepatitis C guideline, notes treatment remains unaffordable to most

Announcement notes release coincides with availability of improved drugs, while health advocates warns price puts new medicines beyond reach The World Health Organization’s first guidelines on the treatment of hepatitis C released Wednesday begin by noting that while treatment for the virus is successful for most of the people who receive it, 350,000 of those […]

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While HIV aid drops, overall global health spending shows “enduring support”

While development assistance to middle and low-income countries for global health reached an all-time high last year, assistance for “the main infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and […]