Category Archives: U.S. Policy and Funding

Rep. Lowey stands up for global health R&D; highlights economic boost to NY

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New York global health researchers and industry leaders gathered Monday in Manhattan to discuss how global health research and development is fueling innovation and saving lives, not to mention funding jobs and companies in the state. Advocates are concerned about the future of U.S. global health investments given President Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget […]

Global Fund overhaul is well underway

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Dr. Christoph Benn, director of Resource Mobilization and Donor Relations at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, updated global health community advocates Wednesday on the recent tumult at the multilateral organization. Since Columbian banker Gabriel Jaramillo was appointed to head up the Fund in January, the Secretariat has been consumed with “internal […]

Report shows $1.37 billion gap in R&D funding needed to eliminate TB by 2050

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TB research and development investment increased 76 percent between 2005 and 2010, but investment has slowed markedly, with only 2 percent growth since 2009. The $630.4 million 2010 investment is only one-third of the $2 billion needed to stay on track with the Global Plan to Stop TB 10-year implementation and research strategy to eliminate […]

USAID Administrator Shah meets with TB advocates; announces two new centers

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The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Dr. Rajiv Shah met with tuberculosis (TB) advocates from various organizations Friday, the day before World TB Day. The group discussed how to do more to combat TB disease in a time of shrinking budgets, when USAID’s support is needed to push several key TB […]

Fail to Scale: the cost of thinking small in fight against TB

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The following is a guest blog post by John Fawcett, Legislative Director for RESULTS, who writes in advance of World TB Day (Saturday, March 24).

In 2008, Congress passed the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act with strong bipartisan support…

PEPFAR: “One of the greatest global health achievements in recent history”

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Data shows HIV investments in PEPFAR focus countries lowered mortality by 20 percent compared to non-focus countries Dr. Eran Bendavid of Stanford University set out to convince an audience at the 19th Conference of Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) Wednesday that assistance to Africa through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program […]

Global HIV/AIDS advocacy groups urge Obama to keep his promise to end AIDS

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Nine global HIV/AIDS advocacy organizations sent a letter to President Obama Thursday asking him to rethink his fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget recommendation to slash $546 million in funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. The groups expressed gratitude that the administration recommended funding The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, […]

Clinton testimony short on details about global health budget requests

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  U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified Tuesday in front of the Senate State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee in defense of President Obama’s proposal for national security and foreign policy priorities in the fiscal year (FY) 2013 international affairs budget, including U.S. investments in global health. “Through the Global Health Initiative, we are […]

(Updated) Michel Kazatchkine to step down as head of the Global Fund

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Updated 3:30 pm EASTERN Dr. Michel Kazatchkine – executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria –  announced Tuesday that he will be resigning from his post in mid-March. A statement from Kazatchkine posted today on The Global Fund website explains Kazatchine’s decision was motivated by the appointment of a managing […]

USAID engages higher education and research institutions to help solve development problems

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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new initiative to recruit higher education and research institutions to improve the agency’s and the broader development community’s ability to solve large development problems. “We hope to bring together all components of the campus from engineering to anthropology, from global health to entrepreneurship, and from […]