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Charities call for NHS to stop rationing critical care

Theresa May has been urged by charity chiefs to stop the NHS rationing treatment for seriously ill patients and to find more money for their care in the budget next month. The charities from the Specialised Healthcare Alliance said this rationing is taking place without sufficient public scrutiny.

Published
21 February 2017
From
The Guardian
When science, community and political will come together, we can end the epidemic, says New York commissioner

New York City’s strategy to end the HIV epidemic is firmly rooted in science, was developed in conjunction with community activists, and has support from top-level political

Published
17 February 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Trump's 'global gag rule' endangers millions of women and children, says Melinda Gates

Bill and Melinda Gates warn of dire impact of order that blocks US funding for family planning and health services.

Published
14 February 2017
From
The Guardian
Queensland HIV Foundation uses health statistics to argue case against funding cut

A Queensland HIV foundation set up by the Newman government will lose its funding despite what it claims is its success in reducing the occurrence of the disease to the lowest level since 2008.

Published
31 January 2017
From
Sydney Morning Herald
Russian Health Ministry Abandons Plans to Spend Additional 70 Billion Rubles on Fighting HIV Epidemic

The Russian Health Ministry has abandoned a proposal to allocate additional funding to the fight against the spread of HIV. According to the RBC news agency, the ministry submitted a four-year plan to the federal government this week that does not include a proposal to spend 70 billion rubles ($1.2 billion) on new efforts to treat HIV-infected patients and fight the spread of the disease.

Published
26 January 2017
From
Moscow Times
Trump’s Anti-Abortion Rule Is Broader Than Anyone Expected

Donald Trump’s signing of an anti-abortion rule on Monday could put billions of dollars in US aid funding at risk — 14 to 16 times more money than initially thought, according to health groups. The rule applies to all US global health projects, including PEPFAR.

Published
26 January 2017
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BuzzFeed
Federal program cuts disparities in HIV/AIDS care

In 2014, the safety-net program provided drugs, medical care and support services to more than 268,000 people in the U.S. living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections. Now a study shows that in 82 percent of them HIV is no longer detectable in their blood – a state known as “viral suppression.”

Published
24 January 2017
From
Reuters
The Mexico City Policy: An Explainer

On January 23, President Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy via presidential memorandum. The policy requires foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to certify that they will not “perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning,” using funds from any source (including non-U.S. funds), as a condition for receiving U.S. government global family planning assistance and, as of Jan. 23, 2017, any other U.S. global health assistance.

Published
24 January 2017
From
Kaiser Family Foundation
Trump Strikes at Abortion With a Revived Foreign-Aid Rule

The president has reinstated a contentious policy that blocks funding to international family-planning organizations unless they agree not to promote abortion.

Published
23 January 2017
From
The Atlantic
Trump retains Deborah Birx at PEPFAR

This Inauguration Day brings an act of compassion, outreach and bipartisanship by the Trump leadership team. The Trump administration will retain Ambassador Deborah Birx as the coordinator of PEPFAR (the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) until a successor is named and confirmed. This action was taken, I am told by administration sources, at the urging of Ivanka Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

Published
23 January 2017
From
Washington Post
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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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