Tag Archives: Budget

A modest proposal and mixed messages, treatment for mothers, and counting TB

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After filling our heads with numbers this week in the wake of the Obama administration’s release of its FY 14 budget request, we’ll keep it simple, with a picture that’s worth a thousand words, some recent pieces that remind us of what the fraction of a percent of the budget spent on global health can […]

Reactions to the New CSIS Report on "Smart Global Health Policy"

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The Center for Strategic and International Studies yesterday unveiled  a new “must-read” report for global health advocates, “Smart Global Health Policy.” While a panel at the Congressionally-chartered Institute of Medicine, made up primarily of scientists, issued recommendations on US global health policy last year, the CSIS panel is the first to involve high-level business leaders […]

"Don't Take Us Back"

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Just as HIV experts are beginning to see new hope in beating the AIDS epidemic, a funding crisis threatens to throw us back a decade or more in the effort to combat this deadly virus. Dr. Peter Mugyenyi and other HIV experts delivered this forceful message to U.S. lawmakers today at a hearing before the […]

White House Budget Falls Short on Global HIV & TB

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Although some details are still murky, a first-blush analysis of  Obama Administration’s fiscal year 2011 budget doesn’t look good for US efforts to combat the HIV and tuberculosis epidemics. From treatment to prevention, these global health threats could get short-changed under the White House plan. Let’s start with PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. […]

Budget Deal Reached on Global Health Programs and Needle Exchange Ban

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Lawmakers have finalized the fiscal year 2010 budget for foreign assistance, setting funding for key programs to fight global HIV and TB and reaching a landmark deal to revise the needle-exchange ban. The agreement—expected to pass the House before the end of this week and the Senate before the end of next week—includes some modest […]

Ken Mayer, Center's Co-Chair, Talks About Obama's Global Health Plan on NPR

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Dr. Kenneth Mayer, co-chair of the Center’s Scientific Advisory Committee and a professor of medicine at Brown University, talked about the benefits of using PEPFAR as a platform on which to build broader health systems in this NPR story that aired this morning. NPR’s Brenda Wilson takes a look at President Obama’s global health plan, […]

Key Decision on TB and AIDS Funding Looms in the U.S. House

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Editor’s Note: We will be blogging today about the House Appropriations subcommittee meeting, filing an update on funding levels for global health programs. So check back to see what happens! At last week’s HIV/AIDS Implementers’ Meeting in Namibia, participants expressed deep concern about the commitment among donor nations to maintaining the momentum in the global fight […]

Goosby's Confirmation Hearing Short & Sweet

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If today’s hearing was any indication, Dr. Eric Goosby is headed for an easy confirmation to be U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. Dr. Goobsy’s time in the hot seat, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, lasted all of 30 minutes this afternoon, and he wasn’t thrown any hardballs. In his opening remarks, Dr. Goosby talked about […]

Earlier ART=Better Chance for Survival

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In a significant development, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases announced that it a trial in Haiti–investigating the impact of earlier ART therapy in HIV-positive patients—would be ended early because the results were overwhelming; the findings showed that HIV-infected adults are more likely to survive if they start antiretroviral drugs before their immune […]