President Obama signed a deal to raise the debt ceiling Tuesday, avoiding a U.S. government default on its loans for the first time in history by just a few hours, by agreeing to cut the federal budget by nearly $2.5 trillion over the next decade. It is not likely global health programs will survive unscathed, but how large could the cuts be? Last week Science Speaks reported on the fiscal year (FY) 2012 foreign operations spending bill proposed in the House, which aims to cut global health funding by $700 million and blocks support for clean needle programs, cutting overall foreign aid by $3.5 billion. But with the new debt deal, is the foreign ops bill a moot point?
UN 5th High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS: Civil society says “Yes — AND” to the 2021 political declaration
The following is a guest post by Maureen Luba Milambe, African Regional Advocacy Advisor, AVAC On Tuesday (June 8), the UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to […]
CDC announces publication of TB treatment trial results showing four month regimen as effective as six month
The publication of trial data showing a four-month treatment regimen for tuberculosis that is not resistant to first-line medicines as effective as the currently widely prescribed […]
By Mitchell Warren, executive director, AVAC In February 2020, just as the COVID pandemic began its rapid global spread, a major HIV vaccine trial called HVTN […]
By Karen Carvajal, M.D. Over the course of human history we have come a long way in our fight against the threat of infectious diseases and, […]