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  • Black MSM, PrEP Access Top Focus of New CDC HIV Prevention Funding

    More than $216 million over a five-year period has been awarded to 90 community-based organizations (CBOs) by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The majority of the funding is for HIV prevention strategies for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), as well as African-American communities. New funding will also go to increase access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for black MSM -- the demographic that has been most impacted by the epidemic.

    11 hours ago | The Body
  • UK: Top Charities Warn Over £200m Health Cuts

    Some of the country's leading charities and public health organisations sign a letter expressing concern over public health cuts.

    06 July 2015 | Sky News
  • Launch of innovative HIV prevention fund

    Public Health England is encouraging all voluntary organisations to apply for national funding to enable innovative HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) projects across England.

    29 June 2015 | Public Health England press release
  • Paying drugs services for success leads to fewer successful treatments

    A flagship government drug treatment initiative appears to have backfired in England, where pilot payment-by-results areas have registered fewer successful treatment completions and more prospective patients declining treatment.

    24 June 2015 | Drug & Alcohol Findings
  • £200m cuts to public health: the situation is getting serious

    The announcement reinforces the view that public health functions including prevention remain nice-to-have but non-essential. Interventions to address smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, sexually transmitted infections and substance misuse cannot be seen as an added extra for health budgets. Why is the message on focusing on prevention not getting through?

    16 June 2015 | Nuffield Trust
  • Diminishing research dollars sparks disease comparisons, competition, while HIV advocates say now is not the time to ease efforts

    With federal funding for HIV research under threat, 679 clinicians and researchers as well as leaders of 416 organizations working to prevent, treat and some day end the impact of HIV, have added their names to letters telling Congress the fight is not over yet.

    15 June 2015 | Science Speaks
  • Sexual health services under threat following £200m public health funding cut

    The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) expresses serious concern in response to the recent announcement that £200m will be cut from the local authority public health budget and highlights the implications that this is likely to have on the delivery of specialist, clinical sexual health services.

    12 June 2015 | British Association for Sexual Health and HIV
  • Panel: Compulsory licensing could address high-priced medicines in Europe

    The high prices of medicine, which affects access to affordable medicine, was a theme of the annual World Health Assembly over the past week. In one side event, a panel discussed compulsory licensing as a vehicle to be used in combatting the high prices of medicine, not only in developing countries, but in Europe.

    29 May 2015 | Intellectual Property Watch
  • UK male rape charity Survivors UK has state funding slashed to zero despite 120% rise in men seeking help

    Survivors UK, which has received £70,000 a year from the Ministry of Justice for the past four years to fund its counselling services, is now being placed under significant pressure at a time when tackling rape, sexual violence and child sexual abuse has become a key focus for the police and the government following the revelations of Jimmy Savile’s years of abuse.

    28 May 2015 | The Independent
  • Nigeria: Country Not Doing Enough to Fight HIV/Aids - UNAIDS

    The country director, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Bilali Camara, on Tuesday said Nigeria requires $1.2bn (N236.4 trillion) for the treatment of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. According to Mr. Camara, the fund provided by Nigerian government is grossly inadequate to close the treatment gap in the country.

    27 May 2015 |
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