Daily Archives: July 21, 2009

ID Doc Writes About the Power of Foreign Aid

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In an op-ed published this weekend by the Concord Monitor, Dr. Jodie Dionne-Odom, an IDSA member who has been working with the Center for Global Health Policy to boost support for US global AIDS and TB programs, recounted her first-hand experience seeing the power of PEPFAR at work in Africa. “The program has accomplished much […]

Aggressive New Approaches Needed on PMTCT

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This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski, reporting from the 2009 IAS conference in Cape Town. Dramatic scale-up and innovative approaches are critically needed to improve prevention of mother-to-child transmission, Elaine Abrams, of Columbia University’s International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, said at an IAS conference session on PMTCT today. In a […]

Kazatchkine Enters Fray of Health Systems vs. Global AIDS Debate

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Michel Kazatchkine, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, said that the Fund and PEPFAR are probably the most significant players in efforts to strengthening health systems. Speaking after an International AIDS Society workshop on the impact of HIV program on health systems, Kazatchkine sought to counter arguments that HIV […]

More Money for Health, and More Health for the Money

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This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski, who is attending the 2009 IAS conference in Cape Town. Getting the most bang for your buck may be a cliché, but it’s probably a good one for these hard economic times. Stefano Bertozzi, founding director of the Division of Health Economics & Policy at Mexico’s National […]