Category Archives: U.S. Policy and Funding

Sachs: As Global Fund replenishment comes to Washington, “The money is not in the bag”

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Dr. Jeffrey Sachs is shocked by how difficult it is to raise just $5 billion per year for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria. And he shared why, today, at a meeting hosted by the Friends of the Global Fight. It is a tiny amount in the grand scheme of things, said […]

How does PEPFAR do it? 2013 AID Transparency Index says it’s hard to tell

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It is the biggest global health initiative in the world, and arguably the most successful. That’s all the more reason that it’s too bad that how the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief accomplishes the successes it has achieved — in HIV infections prevented, lives saved and restored to health, and even how greater efficiencies […]

With departure of Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Goosby pending, advocates hoping for swift action on replacement

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Through the summer, talk circulated that Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby was preparing to move on – and today we’re hearing that his departure date is set for as early as Oct. 26. After four years of leading the U.S. Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator and its President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief […]

Bill calls for U.S. to integrate comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services to global efforts

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Imagine if a comprehensive sexual and reproductive health program comprised an integral part of the U.S. global health response. Funding would be authorized and services would be available to build a continuum of care that would promote voluntary family planning information and resources where unmet demand  exists, provide comprehensive sexuality education, link contraceptive services to […]

In spite of government shutdown, Senate could act on PEPFAR bill early next week

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SUPPORTERS URGE ACTION While much of the work in this shuttered capital has ground to a halt, the Senate is still open for business, and that means that the body could act on S. 1545, the PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Bill of 2013 as early as this coming Monday. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved […]

Senate Foreign Relations okays PEPFAR bill with TB, health worker provisions

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With the government facing shutdown today over a congressional standoff on domestic healthcare policy, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee moved quickly Monday night to approve a bill to extend the United States’ signature and largest global health effort. The committee had been scheduled to vote today on the bill, which will extend the authority of, […]