Category Archives: U.S. Policy and Funding

Secretary of State nominee Kerry brings record of global health involvement

By on .

As senator, John Kerry  championed AIDS Vaccine development and proposed the abolition of the HIV travel ban, spoke up for the rights of people with disabilities globally and articulated the impact of homophobic laws. Leading the charge to restore $4 billion in funding to the International Affairs budget he cited, among other issues, the consequences […]

Global views — candidates speak on trafficking, free enterprise, Clinton talks of shared responsibility

By on .

When candidates Romney and Obama visited the Clinton Global Health Initiative this week, they gave another campaign season glimpse of their global priorities, and in these appearances global health got one mention per candidate. Candidate Romney called for a major shifts in foreign aid, promising to “leverage” private investment to play a pivotal role in […]

Comparing the candidates: Obama, Romney on science, spending, AIDS and Africa

By on .

If nothing else, this presidential election season has brought the good news that both major party candidates have taken stances against preventable death and disease. Republican contender Mitt Romney released a statement on the global AIDS pandemic on the eve of AIDS 2012 in July, saying “We must overcome the challenge of AIDS.” President Obama addressed the […]

State Department, World Bank launch drives to find data on women, “hiding in plain sight”

By on .

If you’ve ever wondered how approaches to fighting AIDS could include an anti-prostitution oath, a ban on funding to organizations offering information on safe abortion and an emphasis on abstinence until marriage, here’s a humbling thought: maybe there just wasn’t enough data to indicate whether those approaches were, perhaps, counterproductive. Do you want international data […]