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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.

Published
18 hours ago
From
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.

Published
21 hours ago
From
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.

Published
10 January 2017
From
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.

Published
03 January 2017
From
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.

Published
20 December 2016
From
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.

Published
08 December 2016
From
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.

Published
08 December 2016
From
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.

Published
07 December 2016
From
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.

Published
05 December 2016
From
ABC Online
What the Trump administration could mean for US HIV/AIDS spending

HIV/AIDS advocates are warning against any cuts to U.S. spending on the fight against the disease as the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump determines how it will approach global assistance.

Published
02 December 2016
From
Devex
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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