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  • Trump asks NIH Director Francis Collins to stay on

    Ending weeks of speculation, President-elect Donald Trump has asked National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins to remain in his position. It is not clear for how long.

    12 hours ago | Science
  • Tragedy Would Unfold If Trump Cancels Bush’s AIDS Program

    A questionnaire from the president-elect’s transition team asked whether the extraordinarily successful PEPFAR had become a “massive, international entitlement program,” and whether it was worth the investment.

    17 January 2017 | The Atlantic
  • Trump Team’s Queries About Africa Point to Skepticism About Aid

    President-elect Donald J. Trump’s views of Africa have, until now, been a mystery. But a series of questions from the Trump transition team to the State Department indicate an overall skepticism about the value of foreign aid, and even about American security interests, on the world’s second-largest continent.

    17 January 2017 | New York Times
  • Global health is good business — Trump should get in the prosperity

    There are few issues that have won such consistent bipartisan support or, at a fraction of 1 percent of the federal budget, have produced such concrete economic, security and humanitarian gains for the country and the world.

    10 January 2017 | The Hill
  • R.I.P. George Michael (1963–2016)

    George Michael, who died of an apparent heart attack at his home in Oxfordshire, U.K., at age 53, was a champion of and fundraiser for many causes. Some of his charitable gestures were publicized; others flew under the radar; and sometimes, his generosity manifested in anonymous random acts of kindness.

    03 January 2017 | Poz
  • Trump Administration Puts the U.S. at a Crossroad for Global Health Aid

    The United States is the pillar of global health aid, donating billions of dollars annually — more than any other country — to fighting disease in the world’s poorest countries. But advocates for the poor, health experts and government officials admit that they have no idea what direction the incoming Trump administration is going to take.

    20 December 2016 | New York Times
  • US HIV/Aids funding to South Africa hangs in the balance

    Multibillion-rand funding to South Africa from the US government’s flagship HIV/Aids programme hangs in the balance as Washington prepares to usher in a new administration.

    08 December 2016 | Medical Brief
  • London-wide HIV prevention programme to face 10% budget cuts

    The programme is due to expire in March 2017 - council leaders were asked to approve it for a further two years, but with a cut in the total funding from borough councils from £1.2m a year to £1.08m. The report said that the cuts were needed because of national cuts to public health budgets.

    08 December 2016 | Public Sector Executive
  • Dutch HIV patients furious over "horror" AIDS campaign

    HIV patients in the Netherlands are furious about the AIDS fund's "horror campaign" about the disease. "I kill about 300 children a day" and "I am now more dangerous than ever" are two phrases fro the Dutch AIDS Fund's radio commercial campaign.

    07 December 2016 | NL Times
  • Hepatitis C drugs Australia's most expensive, cost taxpayers $1 billion in four months

    Hepatitis C medications approved in March this year have already topped the list of Australia's most expensive drugs, costing the taxpayer $1 billion. The latest figures have outlined 10 most prescribed and most expensive drugs on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) in the past year.

    05 December 2016 | ABC Online
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