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Paul Kasonkomona, Glenda Gray, a snapshot of global health funding . . . We’re reading about contributions that make a difference

New era dawns for the South African MRC – At a Kaiser briefing Tuesday, a Global Fund representative talked about the “marathon,” rather than “sprint” to the time that countries’ HIV responses become self-sustaining. This Lancet article, with its story of the South African Medical Research Council’s “massive overhaul” in the last two years, and […]

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Global health donor proliferation without coordination raises questions of redundancy, inefficiency, burdens to hosts — and impact

In basic numbers, this is some of what the last decade of donor awakening has totaled up to across the global health landscape: 37 donors responding to HIV in 143 countries; 22 donors responding to tuberculosis in 109 countries; 27 donors responding to malaria in 86 countries; 36 donors responding to family planning and reproductive […]

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South Africa HIV incidence, prevalence, behavior survey raises questions

What does it mean when the country with the largest HIV epidemic in the world sees prevalence of the virus rise? In South Africa, one of the last countries in Africa to make treatment available to those who needed it and now home to the largest antiretroviral treatment program on earth, it means that more […]

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Injectable ARVs and PReP, viral load testing developments, questions on Global Funds in Nigeria and Uganda, we’re reading updates and more . . .

AVAC’s latest PxWire – News at March’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections that monthly injections of antiretroviral drugs offered monkeys protection against vaginal and rectal HIV exposure paved the way for investigating if the approach would work for people too, and raised expectations that long-acting PReP, or pre-exposure prevention of HIV is possible, AVAC […]

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HIV

South Africa HIV incidence, prevalence, behavior survey raises questions

What does it mean when the country with the largest HIV epidemic in the world sees prevalence of the virus rise? In South Africa, one of […]

Tuberculosis

TB Reach project results show need for new approaches to lift case detection rates

For a decade and a half after the World Health Organization launched the expansion of directly observed treatment for tuberculosis, strides against the disease, highlighted by […]

Research & Development

TB vaccine quest gets second round of funding from public-private partnership

Along with three new grants targeting neglected diseases carried by “kissing bugs” “snail carrying worms” and “gender-bending bacteria,” a second round of grants from the private-public […]

Policy

Global health donor proliferation without coordination raises questions of redundancy, inefficiency, burdens to hosts — and impact

In basic numbers, this is some of what the last decade of donor awakening has totaled up to across the global health landscape: 37 donors responding […]