Tag Archives: Global Fund to Fight AIDS

Nigeria Same Sex Marriage Prohibition law raises questions of donor response

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When, in early January, Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan signed the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act into law, the legislation had been a subject of concern among global health and human rights actors for more than eight years. Now, however, consideration of how foreign donors financing HIV-fighting efforts in Nigeria willl respond seems to be just […]

Ukraine NGO crackdown raises questions on sustained HIV prevention, care among injecting drug users, other marginalized groups

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January 16 “Charter for Opression” shows precariousness of HIV response “partnerships” In April 2011, when Ambassador Eric Goosby made his first visit to Ukraine in his role of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, his previous work in HIV prevention, care and treatment through targeted interventions had already familiarized him with the country’s challenges. With the highest […]

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 […]

U.S. to host Global Fund replenishment meeting in December

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Secretary of State John Kerry announced today at the United Nations General Assembly meeting that the next replenishment meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria will be held in Washington D.C. around World AIDS Day in December. With the United Kingdom’s recent announcement that they will double their current commitment to […]

Report: Economic cost of flatlining HIV, TB, Malaria funds? Millions of lives, billions of dollars. Return on increased investments? Priceless . . .

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Now is the time to step up investments, says report, which pegs costs of stalled HIV prevention at $47 billion, of undiagnosed TB at a million unnecessary deaths, and of malaria prevention and treatment failures at $20 billion lost productivity . . . Citing a need for an estimated $87 billion to countries eligible for […]

Community driven approaches, engaging affected populations, PEER awards . . . We’re reading about how to get science to people

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Getting outside the HIV prevention “comfort zone”: “I know that if you get anti-retroviral drugs into someone’s blood, they suppress the virus . . .” says Linda-Gail Bekker, chief operating officer of the South Africa-based Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, in this IRIN article, “But now we have to put this together so it works, which […]

Building drug detention center monitoring into Viet Nam’s grant terms, Global Fund takes step to address human rights concerns

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At what point does help become harm? And at what point can funders use their clout to stop harm? Those are  questions facing health and human rights donors giving aid to countries where the people at the highest risk of disease are further threatened by government laws and policies that sanction their detention, forced labor, […]

Murdered gay rights/HIV advocate and journalist documented deadly conditions

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At the end of a Senate briefing last week offering updates on science’s strides against HIV and AIDS worldwide, Dr. Chris Beyrer of John Hopkins University, and president-elect of the International AIDS Society offered a sobering counterpoint to the news of encouraging advances. “We’re not really there yet, for a group of people who are […]

Next step for Rice, lives with lasting legacies; we’re reading about global health advocacy and impact

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Rice to Replace Donilon in the Top National Security Post: As senior director for African affairs, and then assistant secretary of state for African affairs in the Clinton administration, Susan Rice was credited with pushing for a strong U.S. response to the global AIDS epidemic. In her current role as American ambassador to the United […]

Congress finalizes FY 2013 budget with PEPFAR cut, Global Fund boost

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The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief  took a hit while the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria got a boost last week when the House and Senate passed a Continuing Resolution bill to avoid a government shutdown and continue funding the government through Oct. 1, the end of fiscal year 2013. The […]