Tag Archives: Kaiser Family Foundation

Amid declining donor dollars, resource gaps threaten HIV goals, reports say

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Progress seen in recent years against the HIV pandemic, including in rising numbers of people diagnosed and treated accompanied by dropping rates of incidence and death, is slowing while populations long facing the most daunting obstacles to services remain at highest risk, according to a UNAIDS report released today. The data, including numbers showing that […]

Planned Parenthood “Global Gag Rule” report is latest to diverge sharply from State Department assessment that policy does no harm

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Drawing on previously published findings and on-the-ground interviews, a report from Planned Parenthood details damage to global health gains, including in closed programs, weakened civil society, divided communities, and squandered local training, as well as direct impacts to public and individual health from the policy introduced by the Trump administration two years ago called “Protecting […]

What we’re reading: Unprecedented Ebola challenges call for unprecedented responses, good investments and more

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Ebola Spreads Amid Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and U.S. Role Remains Limited – Spreading near national borders with control efforts impeded by ongoing violence, vandalism and distrust, the current Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the largest outbreak of the virus the country has seen, and the second largest […]

A partnership to strengthen lab capacities, a poll presents Americans’ take on global outbreak responses and Zika, a new website, and more . . . We’re reading about health readiness

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Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Meeting Healthcare Challenges in Africa – When, shortly before the launch of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, a group of delegates visited some of the African countries most affected by the HIV  pandemic, their immediate focus was on how, finally, to provide access to antiretroviral treatment to […]

With UNAIDS as common denominator, reports bring impetus, optimism, and now, realities

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Kaiser/UNAIDS report looks at donor funding for HIV responses and sees sole donor preventing drop in dollars First came the UNAIDS Lancet report, which warned that without accelerated movement to greatly increase access to antiretroviral treatment for people living with HIV worldwide, progress against the epidemic would not only stall, but reverse. Next came the […]

AIDS 2014: Confronting tragedy and progress, 20th International AIDS Conference brought approaches, community together

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“Unity” was the word that incoming International AIDS Society President Chris Beyrer used to characterize AIDS 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. The word, he said, at a panel discussion last week, described the response to the loss of six HIV movement leaders, who, en route to the conference died in the attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight […]

Paul Kasonkomona, Glenda Gray, a snapshot of global health funding . . . We’re reading about contributions that make a difference

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New era dawns for the South African MRC – At a Kaiser briefing Tuesday, a Global Fund representative talked about the “marathon,” rather than “sprint” to the time that countries’ HIV responses become self-sustaining. This Lancet article, with its story of the South African Medical Research Council’s “massive overhaul” in the last two years, and […]

Global health donor proliferation without coordination raises questions of redundancy, inefficiency, burdens to hosts — and impact

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In basic numbers, this is some of what the last decade of donor awakening has totaled up to across the global health landscape: 37 donors responding to HIV in 143 countries; 22 donors responding to tuberculosis in 109 countries; 27 donors responding to malaria in 86 countries; 36 donors responding to family planning and reproductive […]

State Department cable to embassies: Meet with, document, and respond to civil society when building country PEPFAR plans

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As President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief in-country teams build HIV-fighting strategies in the future, they will seek, report on, and provide written responses to input from groups representing those most affected by HIV, following a State Department cable sent to embassies around the world earlier this month and released Monday. The cable, to all diplomatic […]

Panel members: Policy stemming from PEPFAR evaluation needs to integrate “earthquake” that happened in its midst

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When a report evaluating the impact of the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief produces recommendations that give little weight to the most recent major scientific breakthrough in HIV research, what will its impact on policy be? That ended up being one of the central questions in a panel discussion April 30, at the Center […]