Category Archives: U.S. Policy and Funding

Guns, apartheid, recycling . . . all part of oral arguments as Supreme Court takes on “anti-prostitution pledge”

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What if the government was awarding a contract to fight malaria in a developing country, and an organization bidding for the work had all the technical expertise the work called for, but also a history of criticizing the government? Should that keep the organization from getting the contract? Could one of the strings attached to […]

Obama 2014 budget: Continued support for Global Fund, paired with PEPFAR cut leave Blueprint goals in question

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The Obama administration released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2014, with numbers that show a continued commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, but also a continued drop in funding for the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief. The budget allows $1.65 billion for the Global Fund, the same amount […]

Ambitious endgames, continued challenges assessed at global health briefing book launch

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Deaths from AIDS were peaking in Zambia in 1998, when Robert Clay arrived there. The epidemic there had been recorded for more than a decade, but the antiretroviral treatment that was saving livesfor the last two years in affluent countries, remained unavailable to Zambians. The house where Clay lived was on the road to the […]

With medical research imperiled, thousands gather in D.C. calling for “More progress! More hope! More Life!”

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The rallying cry of “More Progress! More Hope! More Life!” may have been the most concise way to sum up the scope of what brought an estimated 8,000 people to downtown Washington,DC, this morning, as the breadth of the tragedies, ordeals and triumphs they represented was world wide, and as long as memory. Speakers, as […]