Tag Archives: Peter Mugyenyi

HIV Treatment Access in Uganda: A Report from the Ground

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Asia Russell, director of international policy for Health GAP, is currently in Uganda gathering first-hand accounts of the unfolding crisis in access to HIV treatment caused by stagnant funding for global AIDS programs, program realignment, the worldwide recession, and other problems. What follows is a sampling of what she has found so far, from a […]

Boston Globe: USG Telling Some PEPFAR Clinics to Stop Enrolling New Patients

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This Boston Globe story documents, for the first time, how U.S. government officials have told some PEPFAR-funded clinics to stop enrolling new HIV patients on lifesaving treatment. “People are struggling to find resources to honor the commitments we have made,’’ Ambassador Eric Goosby, US global AIDS coordinator, told the Globe. “We’re not at a cap […]

Mark Dybul on HIV & Health Systems

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Dr. Mark Dybul, the former U.S. Global Coordinator for AIDS and the first director of PEPFAR, took note of our recent post outlining concerns about the Obama Administration’s new focus on health system strengthening. He weighed in with this very interesting post, saying that flat-funding AIDS treatment in Africa will harm overall medical services. Dybul’s blog came […]

Dr. Mugyenyi Discusses Potential Perils of Health System Strengthening at the Expense of HIV/AIDS

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The most griping message from Dr. Peter Mugyenyi this week was, of course, his stories about HIV patients in desperate need of treatment being turned away, including pregnant and breastfeeding women who risked passing the deadly virus on to their babies. As director of Uganda’s Joint Clinical Research Center, the largest PEPFAR implementer in East […]

"Don't Take Us Back"

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Just as HIV experts are beginning to see new hope in beating the AIDS epidemic, a funding crisis threatens to throw us back a decade or more in the effort to combat this deadly virus. Dr. Peter Mugyenyi and other HIV experts delivered this forceful message to U.S. lawmakers today at a hearing before the […]

Ugandan HIV Expert Gives First-Hand Account of Implications of PEPFAR Flat-funding

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This week, Dr. Peter Mugyenyi is visiting Washington from Uganda, where he directs the Joint Clinical Research Center, the largest PEPFAR implementer in East Africa. Dr. Mugyenyi was one of a half-dozen people in the room when PEPFAR was conceived back in 2003. As one of the program’s most eloquent supporters, Dr. Mugyenyi has recently […]