Category Archives: U.S. Policy and Funding

AIDS orphan programs strengthen communities but need improved antiretroviral treatment links

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Three women told an audience last week how PEPFAR programs to reach the most helpless of people in the path of the AIDS epidemic changed their lives. Sibongile Gladys Gule told how working with the PEPFAR-funded Isibindi program for orphans and vulnerable children in Kwa-Zulu Natal gave her the chance she had been waiting for, […]

PEPFAR Act: AIDS response’s next chapter begins with unanimous Congressional vote

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Rep. Barbara Lee: “When it comes to saving lives PEPFAR is a clear example of how we come together to do just that” By the time the House of Representatives began to take up the PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013 Tuesday afternoon, the end was not in doubt. All the same, once lawmakers […]

PEPFAR Act assures five more years of U.S. HIV, TB responses

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Bipartisan, bicameral legislation extends U.S. Leadership Act, confirming ongoing commitments to PEPFAR and the Global Fund Proving that Congress can act, unified, swiftly and decisively, the United States Senate Monday unanimously passed legislation renewing authorization of the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief, and supporting the program’s goals. The PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of […]

Support antiretroviral treatment for 12 million with HIV by 2016, Republicans, Democrats urge Obama

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In a powerful display of humanitarian bipartisanship, with World AIDS Day on the way, and the Fourth Replenishment for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria Conference set for the same week in Washington, DC, 40 United States lawmakers — Democrats, Republicans, Senators and Congressional Representatives — have united across party lines and […]

Health workforce report feels like Groundhog Day for global health

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The following is a post by Frontline Health Worker Coalition chair and Save the Children Child Survival Campaign Chief Mary Beth Powers, that appeared Monday on the Frontline Health Workers Coalition blog as a reaction piece to the Global Health Workforce Alliance and World Health Organization report estimating a current shortage of 7.2 million health […]