Tag Archives: malaria

Malaria in the time of Ebola: Alleviating health system impacts during crises

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The following is a guest post by True Claycombe, Policy Manager, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Friends of the Global Fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria welcomed malaria expert Dr. Susie Nasr for a recent webinar to discuss malaria and the Global Fund’s role during the Ebola outbreak in West […]

While HIV aid drops, overall global health spending shows “enduring support”

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While development assistance to middle and low-income countries for global health reached an all-time high last year, assistance for “the main infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, contracted on the whole,” according to the Financing Global Health 2013: Transition in an Age of Austerity report published by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation. Total […]

Peter Piot, ebola, HIV and global health’s evolution opens ASTMH

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If you’ve read Peter Piot’s memoir, No Time To Lose, or heard him speak, you might know some of the story that the co-discoverer of the ebola virus and founding head of UNAIDS told as the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s 62nd annual meeting opened Wednesday night in Washington, DC. But perhaps the […]

Infographic breaks link between death and taxes

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“Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” With the grim association stirred by the old adage credited to Benjamin Franklin, selling taxpayers on the idea of chipping in more would seem to be a hard sell. But a new infographic from amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, takes on the challenge with a novel appeal […]

Study adds reason to overcome barriers to more effective children’s HIV treatment

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The yield from an National Institutes of Health-funded study could improve the odds for children living with HIV in malaria-prone areas, showing that an antiretroviral treatment that has not been commonly used in those areas can add to the protection offered by anti-malaria drugs. The treatment includes a combination of two drugs — lopinavir and […]

Prevention you can count on: Progress toward developing vaccines for HIV, TB and Malaria

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This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski. Researchers outlined progress and challenges in the pursuit of vaccines for the three major infectious disease killers—HIV , tuberculosis and malaria—at a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill Monday. Dr. Hoosen Coovadia, from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, set the tone for this collaborative briefing, […]

UNITAID Seeks Experts To Serve on Review Panel

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UNITAID is looking for experts to serve on its Proposal Review Committee, an independent panel that provides technical advice and analysis of proposals for UNITAID funding. UNITAID was created to help scale up treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis in resource-poor countries by leveraging lower prices for drugs and diagnostics and making those available items […]

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 […]

New Coalition Urges White House to Think Big, Boldly on Global Health

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 A diverse coalition of more than two dozen organizations outlined a bold, comprehensive approach to global health at a Capitol Hill briefing today. The briefing comes as White House officials work behind closed doors to flesh out the details of a much-anticipated new US strategy on fighting disease and improving health across the globe. Today’s […]

Emanuel Offers Some Details of Administration's Global Health Initiative

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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.  The Obama Administration’s Global Health Initiative has been the subject of intense debate and scrutiny since the White House first unveiled the proposal, with few details, in May. Today, at a meeting […]