Category Archives: U.S. Policy and Funding

Global Health 2014: Top 10 stories in HIV, TB around the world

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Ebola – Why is Ebola one of the top 10 stories in HIV and TB globally? Because the current crisis in West Africa echoes the history of those epidemics, highlights weaknesses that will continue to dog ongoing work to conquer those epidemics, and has once again shown that neglecting infectious disease anywhere poses a threat […]

Rajiv Shah moves on, leaving mixed legacy, lingering questions

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In November 2009, with a Congress contemplating a foreign aid overhaul, the news that a physician had just been named to take the long-vacant helm at the United States Agency for International Development came as a heartening sign to global health advocates. It was a sign, advocates hoped, that aggressive action against diseases that prey […]

Congressional emergency Ebola spending in bill follows, falls short of President’s request, while CDC delineates ongoing impacts of crisis

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While the emergency Ebola money in the Congressional spending bill released Tuesday allots nearly a billion dollars less overall than the $6.18 billion President Obama requested in November for responses to the crisis in West Africa and its impacts at home, the $5.2 billion in the omnibus bill closely follows most aspects of the President’s […]

Congress adds $300 million to PEPFAR for FY15, in bill global health advocates say recognizes critical needs

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The world’s largest humanitarian and health program dedicated to defeating a single disease will have more to work with in the coming year, with a Congressional spending bill released Tuesday that increases, or maintains from last year’s allocations almost all areas of global health spending for fiscal year 2015. The bill includes a $300 million […]

Rosemary Namubiru is free: A case of reckless, negligent reporting continues

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“This was not, contrary to what sections of society wanted us to believe, a case against those living with HIV.” Ugandan Judge Rugadya Atwoki, on the case of Rosemary Namubiru The judge who weighed Rosemary Namubiru’s appeal on a conviction of “doing a negligent act likely to spread infection of disease” stemming from a workplace […]