Monthly Archives: September 2017

Senate funding committees vote to boost NIH, global TB investments, maintain global and domestic health funding

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Senate appropriators today rejected budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration and voted to increase funding for biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health by $2 billion while maintaining current funding for virtually all global and domestic health programs. With details on the particulars still sketchy, the funding subcommittee appears to have rejected cuts […]

What we’re reading: News from Africa includes a shortage of medicine in Zimbabwe, health worker shortage in Uganda, and a policy brings a cold blast from the past in Zambia . . .

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South Africa: Take on government, challenge it to do more – As donors HIV dollars flatline, as if the hard part of fighting the pandemic is behind us, this op ed from South Africa Deputy President, and South African National AIDS Council co-chair Cyril Ramaphosa reminds his country, and the world, “there are still many […]

Study finds small savings, high costs in both dollars and lives from global HIV funding cuts

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“We leave it to readers to draw their own conclusions about whether imposing such tradeoffs on vulnerable populations accurately reflects how donor countries value life in recipient nations . . .” Walensky et al, Annals of Internal Medicine, August 28, 2017 Cutbacks to HIV services driven by diminishing donor dollars would result in reductions of […]