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  • The end of AIDS and the NGO Code of Conduct

    In 2008, a consortium of concerned international NGOs and advocacy organisations introduced the NGO Code of Conduct for Health System Strengthening, which highlighted how disproportionate funding for NGOs, rather than for public sector health systems, has undermined public services in many developing countries.The NGO Code of Conduct outlines a set of proposed best practices for NGOs to support local public services. However, after promoting the NGO Code of Conduct for 5 years, the behaviour of some NGOs seems unlikely to change unless donors hold them accountable for adhering to these best practices.

    27 August 2014 | The Lancet
  • NAT tribute to Martine de Schutter

    Martine de Schutter from the Dutch sexual health and HIV organisation Aids Fonds was one of the victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. NAT wishes to pay tribute to a tireless and inspiring colleague who has been for many years central to improving the response to HIV across the European region.

    23 July 2014 | NAT press release
  • Crash claims top AIDS researchers heading to Melbourne

    The Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine has reportedly claimed the lives of some of the world’s top medical researchers, who were heading to Melbourne.

    18 July 2014 | Sydney Morning Herald
  • Book Review: ‘AIDS: Don’t Die of Prejudice’, by Norman Fowler

    Fowler’s message of tolerance and pragmatism, and his con­tinued commitment to the field, is creditable in a world that still has a long way to go in fighting prejudice and ending HIV.

    14 July 2014 | Financial Times
  • Resource Round-Up: Make the Most of AIDS 2014

    Whether you’re headed Down Under or will be following from home, there’s something for everyone in this rich and exciting conference. Make the most of AIDS 2014’s presentations, interactive sessions, workshops, satellites, networking zones, and events with these tools and resources.

    04 July 2014 | BETA blog
  • Too soon for rich countries to stop HIV funding in poor ones

    The international community expects governments of low- and middle-income countries to invest more funds in their HIV responses, and to move towards fully domestically financed responses. But the political, social, economic and infrastructural factors in many low- and middle-income countries preclude domestic leadership for comprehensive HIV responses.

    04 July 2014 | The Conversation
  • Steep drop in projected attendance at International AIDS Conference

    Anticipated attendance is about half the number of participants who attended the 2012 meeting in Washington, D.C.

    30 June 2014 | Science
  • In praise of… Norman Fowler

    One of the first to understand the nature of the threat from HIV/Aids, he has never stopped campaigning

    13 June 2014 | The Guardian (editorial)
  • Harm reduction: It's plain humanity

    Lord Fowler, who led the development of a pragmatic response to HIV/AIDS in the 1980's in the UK, talks about getting controversial policies through the cabinet, the responses of other countries and the current situation.

    13 June 2014 | You Tube
  • The Trouble With AIDS in Mainstream Media

    Advocates are raising questions about the lack of mainstream media coverage of HIV apart from criminalization cases and scandals. As stories about advancements in HIV/AIDS research, prevention and treatment have increasingly disappeared from mainstream cable evening news, so have the voices of experts in the field.

    03 June 2014 | Poz
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