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PEPFAR's Dr Deborah Birx urges sharper focus to halt HIV globally

To protect and extend the significant progress made against the HIV/AIDS epidemic globally, policymakers and funders must target specific high-risk populations, especially young women in sub-Saharan Africa, according to U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, who oversees the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Published
27 January 2016
From
Fogarty International Center
Global Fund rushes HIV drugs to Uganda amid shortage

The Global Fund, a partnership that sends HIV drugs to poor countries, says it plans to send an advance supply of antiretroviral therapy to Uganda, after the East African country ran out three months before the end of last year.

Published
26 January 2016
From
Reuters UK
Reaction to The Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment target muted

Reaction to the size of The Global Fund’s 5th Replenishment target has been somewhat muted so far, despite the fact that at $13 billion, it is $2 billion lower than the target for the last replenishment, and despite the global push to ending the epidemics by 2030 as set out in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Published
24 January 2016
From
Global Fund Observer
Global Fund explores next generation financing models

The Global Fund is cautiously exploring the idea of introducing one or more next generation financing models. These are models where the basis for payments to implementers is changed from expenses (the way the Fund currently operates) to outputs, outcomes, or impact.

Published
21 January 2016
From
Global Fund Observer
Obama's State of the Union: 'We're on Track to End HIV/AIDS'

Surely a nod to the HIV and hepatitis C outbreaks in Indiana, Obama said he hopes the nation will battle prescription drug abuse and heroin abuse.

Published
14 January 2016
From
Poz magazine news
Ethiopia: Nation in 'Strong Position' to End Aids By 2030

[Key Correspondents] Ethiopia plans to prevent more than half a million AIDS-related deaths and prevent up to 80,000 new HIV infections by 2020, according to the Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (HAPCO).

Published
05 January 2016
From
AllAfrica
Three new agreements announced with the potential to expand access to innovative HIV treatment in low- and middle-income countries

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI), UNAIDS, and UNITAID announce today three new agreements that could increase access to more sustainable HIV drug regimens at reduced prices, pending stringent regulatory approval and/or World Health Organization (WHO) pre-qualification.

Published
01 December 2015
From
UNITAID
Modeling the global HIV treatment funding gap for 2020 targets

With currently projected funding, countries around the world are unlikely to achieve the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS 90-90-90 treatment target according to a modeling study publishing this week in PLOS Medicine.

Published
27 November 2015
From
EurekAlert
The latest report from UNAIDS shows great progress against the disease

Good news from the front. But there is still much to do.

Published
24 November 2015
From
The Economist
Countries adopt UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy to double number of people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2020

An estimated 15.8 million people are now on HIV treatment, a doubling from five years ago, as countries adopt the UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy using data to fine-tune delivery of HIV prevention and treatment services to reach people being left behind.

Published
24 November 2015
From
UNAIDS
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