Tag Archives: Eric Goosby

Turning 10, PEPFAR celebrates a million lifetimes of birthdays to come

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As a registered nurse in Tanzania, Tatu Msangi often gets to see the overwhelming relief that crosses the face of a woman living with HIV when she learns her newborn child is free of the virus. As a mother, Msangi remembers the feeling. Nearly nine years ago Msangi learned she had the virus that leads […]

Pre-conference talks offer look at converging paths, lessons from Latin America, Caribbean and from PEPFAR

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As conference presenters prepare to unveil successes, advances — and it is hoped, plans — to turn the tide of the epidemic together, events Saturday offered opportunities to reflect on lessons learned and paths paved by work in the last decade. At the Pan American Health Organization, representatives of El Salvador, Brazil, Jamaica, Peru and […]

GHI watchers wonder as “next steps” include closing office

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When the White House announced the Global Health Initiative in 2009, it was to be a six-year, $63 billion effort to combat neglected and preventable diseases, improve family planning, nutrition, address causes of maternal and child mortality, and, in the process, improve health care and health outcomes. It has been more than a year since […]

Boston Globe: USG Telling Some PEPFAR Clinics to Stop Enrolling New Patients

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This Boston Globe story documents, for the first time, how U.S. government officials have told some PEPFAR-funded clinics to stop enrolling new HIV patients on lifesaving treatment. “People are struggling to find resources to honor the commitments we have made,’’ Ambassador Eric Goosby, US global AIDS coordinator, told the Globe. “We’re not at a cap […]

Ambassador Goosby Discusses Budget, Partnership Frameworks, and New Role for AIDS Activists

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Dr. Eric Goosby, the US global AIDS ambassador, spoke with John Donnelly about a number of issues surrounding PEPFAR and the Obama administration’s new Global Health Initiative, including how the administration hopes to ramp up treatment and prevention efforts with small increases in overall funding and how PEPFAR is constantly responding to emergencies in the […]

Goosby Promises "Steep" Scale Up of HIV Prevention Services

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Despite a nearly flat budget, US Global AIDS Coordinator Eric Goosby today promised a “steep increase” in PEPFAR’s prevention activity, as the program pivots from an emergency US response to a broader long-term, country-driven endeavor. Indeed, Dr. Goosby signaled that PEPFAR will be as aggressive in scaling up prevention services in the next five years […]

PEPFAR's Five-Year Strategy Explained, Sort of

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In a 90 minute meeting with HIV advocates and implementers today, Ann Gavaghan spent almost as much time explaining what PEPFAR’s new five-year strategy does not mean as what it does mean. The term “increased efficiencies” is not some code for budget cuts, Gavaghan promised, but rather a mandate to maximize the impact of PEPFAR […]

NPR Looks at US Global AIDS Strategy

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The Center for Global Health Policy’s director, Christine Lubinski, is quoted in this recent NPR story that examines the Obama Administration’s approach to combating global AIDS. The piece, which also includes an interview with US Global AIDS Coordinator Eric Goosby, delves into the Administration’s plans for building developing-country capacity (and responsibility) for AIDS programs and […]

100th Antiretroviral Drug approved by FDA for PEPFAR

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Federal officials today celebrated the approval of the 100th antiretroviral drug authorized under an expedited regulatory framework created five years ago, as a way to fast-track the delivery of cheap HIV drugs to the developing world through the PEPFAR program. A panel discussion, held at the Pan American Health Organization Headquarters to mark the milestone, […]

Goosby Takes on Hot Topics at State Department Session

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As Obama’s new global AIDS coordinator, Dr. Eric Goosby has no shortage of burning issues on his plate—from reports of ARV stock-outs in the developing world to questions about the long-term sustainability of PEPFAR. At a 1 ½ hour community meeting at the State Department Friday, the unassuming California doctor tried to reassure the global […]