Category Archives: U.S. Policy and Funding

U.S. Global Health Diplomacy raises question: What is country ownership?

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A little more than four years ago when the then new Global AIDS Ambassador Eric Goosby came to a town hall style talk at the Kaiser Family Foundation to discuss the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief, the idea of  “country ownership” of AIDS-fighting efforts came up once, in a question put to him about […]

More than a decade of countering disease and disaster in Haiti penitentiary yields results as donors turn attention to prisons

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The following is the first of a two-part feature on health and justice in a Haitian prison. Today Science Speaks looks at how a decade of work by an organization called Health through Walls has led to recognition of and responses to conditions there, with tools to diagnose tuberculosis among prisoners. When Dr. John May […]

“PEPFAR has been Globally Transformative”: Institute of Medicine Releases PEPFAR Evaluation Report

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Calling for a strategic and coordinated allocation of resources, a shift from  “activities” to targeted outcomes, enhanced support for long-term systems strengthening, the development of comprehensive partnerships and refined program monitoring; members of the IOM evaluation panel highlighted the findings of the nearly 700-page report which was released today at a Washington, DC public briefing.  […]

Global health spending wanes, but abides, while not always following disease

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Drops in donor spending on global health in 2011 were not as steep as expected and were part of a shift, that while reflecting the impact of the global economic crisis, also indicated recognition of the need to support health and health systems worldwide. This is the news that gives a nuanced answer to the […]

Physicians, scientists, advocates call on Kerry to push for funding that backs policy in global AIDS fight

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Saying they are “gravely concerned about reports that the Obama Administration’s FY 2014 budget requests for PEPFAR and the Global Fund fail to provide adequate resources,” researchers and physicians from programs, centers and institutions leading the international AIDS response sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry Friday, urging him to speak up for […]