Category Archives: U.S. Policy and Funding

Risks and challenges of people who inject drugs, earn income through sex work recognized, but seldom addressed in adequate, joined responses

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Recognized as “key” and “most at risk,” populations to reach in responses to HIV globally, people who inject drugs and people who earn income through sex work face double the risks and double the barriers to support, protection and health services when their categories overlap. Their risks and challenges triple if they also are sexual […]

Malaria in the time of Ebola: Alleviating health system impacts during crises

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The following is a guest post by True Claycombe, Policy Manager, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Friends of the Global Fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria welcomed malaria expert Dr. Susie Nasr for a recent webinar to discuss malaria and the Global Fund’s role during the Ebola outbreak in West […]

Findings of Ebola in semen nine months after illness add to unknowns about outbreak control

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Findings published this week tell of the persistence and consequence of Ebola virus in recovered patients, raising questions of new challenges to ending the largest recorded outbreak of the disease. At the same time, the critical condition of a nurse discharged from treatment for the virus last January reinforces concerns about the threat and scope […]

Senator: Move money from HIV research to “more important” diseases

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NIH Director Collins, in turn, says 10 percent apportioned to HIV for last two decades won’t be automatic “As a practicing physician, sometimes still,” Sen. William Cassidy (R – La), told National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins today during an Appropriations sub-committee hearing on funding for the agency, “I think we should double your […]

Congress passes funding bill, avoiding government shutdown, leaving questions on potential to realize new global health goals

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On Wednesday Congress approved a short-term spending bill to fund the federal government for ten weeks, hours before the midnight deadline that would have shut down the government. Congress now has until December 11th to negotiate a budget deal that would fund government programs through September 30, 2016. Central to the budget negotiations are disagreements […]