Tag Archives: Lantos-Hyde

Leadership of Senate Foreign Relations introduces “PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013”

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With the introduction of the PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013 Senators Robert Menendez and Bob Corker launched a bill Tuesday that both tweaks and extends the authorities of the 2003 legislation that started the United States President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief. With House Foreign Affairs Committee leaders Reps. Ed Royce and Eliot […]

House Briefing Sheds Light On PEPFAR Policy Shift

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At a Congressional briefing today, AIDS experts expressed grave concern about a shift in the focus of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, from providing HIV treatment to patients to providing technical assistance to developing country governments. The policy shift comes hand-in-hand with a pull-back from funding targets authorized in the Lantos-Hyde Act, […]

Aren’t These Lives Worth Saving, Too?

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This is a guest blog jointly submitted by Jerald C. Sadoff, MD, the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation and Mel Spigelman, MD, the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development. In recent weeks, U.S.-based global health advocates have been scrutinizing and providing […]

Another Missive to the White House on Global AIDS Funding

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There seems to be a significant–and hopefully growing–degree of displeasure on Capitol Hill about the Administration’s commitment to combating the AIDS epidemic. The latest signal is a letter from eight U.S. senators, including the Senate’s No. 2 leader, urging the president fully fund PEPFAR at the congressionally-authorized levels. “The success of our HIV/AIDS programs is […]

Global Center Weighs In On House Foreign Policy Overhaul

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The Center for Global Health Policy has put in its two cents (and more) on how the House Foreign Affairs Committee should move forward with plans to overhaul US foreign assistance. In a nutshell, our recommendations are: Make global health a priority in any revamp of foreign aid. Protect the power and independence of the […]