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  • Ebola is all but over, but the postmortem on the World Health Organization is just getting started

    Thousands died in west Africa, but the biggest victim could be the ineffectual World Health Organization, which acted far too slowly to contain the outbreak. A year after the peak of the Ebola epidemic, which killed more than 11,300 people and threw the US and Europe into a panic, it is the global health system that is under scrutiny. In particular, the WHO is in the dock for failing to act soon enough. Big questions are being asked about its competence and its future.

    01 October 2015 | The Guardian
  • UNAIDS welcomes adoption of new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

    UNAIDS has welcomed the adoption by world leaders of the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which set the framework for global development policy over the next 15 years. The ambitious agenda outlines 17 goals ranging from ending poverty and hunger, to achieving gender equality and combatting climate change.

    01 October 2015 | UNAIDS press release
  • Report Shows 17 Million Lives Saved

    A new report shows that the Global Fund partnership has made remarkable gains against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria by supporting programs that have saved more than 17 million lives.

    22 September 2015 | Global Fund
  • Global Fund will launch its replenishment campaign as a high-level event during the UN General Assembly annual meeting

    The Global Fund will launch its 5th Replenishment Campaign on the 28 September 2015 in New York as a formal high-level event during the 70th UN General Assembly.

    22 September 2015 | Global Fund Observer
  • Global Fund Partnership Forum Discusses Strategy for New Era

    Partners in global health began discussions today aimed at shaping a new strategy for the Global Fund partnership to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. The Partnership Forum brought together over 10 participants from communities affected by the diseases, civil society, nongovernmental organizations, governments, technical partners and the private sector to a two-day gathering to influence the development of the Global Fund's new strategy. Recent scientific advances and growing experience in implementation mean there is an historic opportunity to end the three diseases as public health threats. Aida Kurtovic, the Vice-Chair of the Global Fund Board, said: "We need an ambitious strategy that puts us in a position to eliminate the three diseases."

    08 September 2015 |
  • New site details how PEPFAR funding is spent

    Amfar, the Foundation for AIDS Research, has launched a new website designed to help civil society organizations, ministries of health and finance, researchers, and others access President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief funding data.

    20 August 2015 | Science Speaks
  • Have Your Say: Virtual Consultation on UNAIDS 2016-2021 Strategy

    This is the second and final UNAIDS-hosted virtual consultation to develop the UNAIDS 2016-2021 strategy. The virtual consultations aim to encourage wide-ranging participation, particularly of people living with and affected by HIV, to ensure that together we deliver a people-centred strategy.

    04 August 2015 | UNAIDS
  • IAS 2015: While “game-changing,” START trial draws “line in the sand” and sets “time a’ ticking” to stop preventable illnesses and death, calls for action are accompanied by questions of impact of inequities, obstacles

    Study also showed that most commonly used measure — CD4 count does not give accurate projection of illness risk.

    21 July 2015 | Science Speaks
  • Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis – questions and answers

    Implementing PrEP poses new challenges in planning, managing and funding combination prevention.

    17 July 2015 | UNAIDS
  • People with HIV live almost 20 years longer than in 2001

    People living with the HIV virus today can expect to live nearly two decades longer than those who were diagnosed at the start of this century, thanks to cheaper and more readily available antiretroviral drugs, the UN said in a major report on a disease once seen by many as a death sentence to be endured in secrecy. The average HIV-positive person is now expected to live for 55 years – 19 years longer than in 2001, according to the report by the UN’s Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAids).

    14 July 2015 | The Guardian
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