Tag Archives: global AIDS

HIV Treatment Access in Uganda: A Report from the Ground

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Asia Russell, director of international policy for Health GAP, is currently in Uganda gathering first-hand accounts of the unfolding crisis in access to HIV treatment caused by stagnant funding for global AIDS programs, program realignment, the worldwide recession, and other problems. What follows is a sampling of what she has found so far, from a […]

Obama's SOTU: Jobs, Jobs, and …. Global Health?

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Okay, so funding for PEPFAR and TB programs did not get top billing in tonight’s State of the Union address. With the economy still sputtering, with voters anxious about the next paycheck and angry about spiraling deficits, global health wasn’t exactly a political winner in tonight’s speech.    But President Obama still did squeeze in a mention of the issue, even […]

Key Lawmakers Express Concern about US Global AIDS Funding

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Five key House lawmakers—including the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus—have called on the Obama Administration to step up its commitment to combating global AIDS. In a letter to the president, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and other House members expressed concerned that “continued rapid roll out of AIDS treatment is endangered in Africa” and said […]

In CUGH Address, Goosby Focuses on Sustainability, Integration

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This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski, who attended today’s meeting at the NIH of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. When Dr. Eric Goosby, Ambassador at large and the US global AIDS coordinator, addressed academic leaders of global health programs at a gathering outside Washington today, he spent most of his short […]

Goosby Letter to PEPFAR Country Ambassadors Focuses on Transition to Country Ownership, Technical Assistance

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Many policymakers and program implementers agree that PEPFAR is at a key turning point; the biggest challenge going forward is to transform this successful global AIDS initiative from an emergency response in the face of a worldwide epidemic into a sustainable chronic disease program. The Obama Administration’s plans for that transformation have been the subject […]

The Lancet ID Calls for Protecting Global AIDS Programs

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For anyone concerned about a pullback in funding for global AIDS programs, this commentary in The Lancet Infectious Diseases is a must read. It addresses the apparent wavering commitment of donor countries amid the economic downturn and touches on the unfolding debate about the merits of disease-specific initiatives, such as PEPFAR, versus efforts to efforts to […]