For the last few months, those advocating for a more robust fight against AIDS have been growing increasingly concerned about the stagnant funding levels from the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. But what about the years ahead? What’s the epidemic going to look like […]
This post is by the Global Center’s Rabita Aziz Musa Bugundu, the UNAIDS country coordinator for Uganda, spoke with global HIV/AIDS advocates yesterday at an event sponsored by the Global Health Council about the current HIV situation in Uganda, making several suggestions about the best ways to move forward. Bugundu spoke at length about successes in […]
There were plenty of frightening statistics and unsettling trends highlighted at today’s World TB Day briefing on Capitol Hill. But one photo captured the true scope of the problem in scaling up diagnosis and treatment of the global TB epidemic. Celine Gounder, MD, an IDSA member and TB/HIV specialist at Johns Hopkins University, described a […]
Many details of the Obama Administration’s Global Health Initiative are still murky, and it’s unclear just when we will learn more. In the meantime, the Global Health Council has launched a little Internet information hub about the GHI, with relevant documents, media coverage, and other related info. It’s at least a good starting point to […]
President Obama’s US Global AIDS Coordinator, Eric Goobsy, MD, discusses health system strengthening, PEPFAR’s tight budget, the Administration’s Global Health Initiative, and other subjects in this interview posted on the Global Health Council’s blog. It’s definitely worth reading for the latest insights into the Administration’s plans for battling global AIDS.
From antiretroviral drugs to bicycles, one program in Zambia is redefining the notion of integrated health services and care. The Global Health Council’s Vince Blaser blogged about the program, called RAPIDS, or Reaching HIV and AIDS Affected People with Integrated Development and Support, here. The program’s main focus in HIV prevention and treatment, but implementers […]
The Group of 8 Summit has not gotten underway yet (the official kick-off is tomorrow), but we already have a little bit of global health-related news, via to David Olson, the Global Health Council’s Director of Policy Communications. Olson is liveblogging here from the G8 meeting and in his first post, he reports that a […]
This guest blog was written by Smita Baruah. She is the director of government relations for the Global Health Council, the world’s largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the globe. In this morning’s plenary session on prevention, we learned again about the importance of involving men in all prevention programs, […]