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MSF Report: ARV Shortage in Africa Threatens Progress on Global AIDS

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Just before the 2009 International AIDS conference got underway, Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) released a report detailing HIV drug shortages in Africa that could threaten to unravel the fragile gains made in recent years putting patients on treatment across the developing world. The MSF report says that “disruptions in the supply of anti-retroviral […]

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 […]

Further budget analysis from Global Center

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Yesterday we received more information about the budget proposal from President Obama.  There are some new details, such as his proposal to flat-fund US backing for the Global Fund.  His proposal does not add up, I am sorry to say, and it is not consistent with the Hyde-Lantos legislation the President co-sponsored last year.  Why […]

And the new Global AIDS Coordinator is ….

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AIDS experts are anxiously awaiting word from the White House about the selection of a new Global AIDS Coordinator. Last we heard, Dr. Eric Goosby was supposed to be tapped for the position today. But there’s nothing official yet from the White House or the State Department. Meanwhile, swine flu is (justifiably) getting loads of […]

Drug Shortages Reach Crisis Levels In South African Province

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In the past week, three stories about severe TB or HIV drug shortages have landed in our inbox. From Uganda to Burma to South Africa, TB and HIV patients are being forced to go without desperately needed medications. The latest story is the most troubling. An article in the Globe and Mail recounts the story […]