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UNAIDS holds virtual consultation for its 2016–2021 Strategy

UNAIDS is holding its first round of virtual consultations to develop its 2016–2021 Strategy. From 23 March to 2 April, the consultation process will be open to everyone to share information, ideas and experiences on how to accelerate rights-based, evidence-informed action to Fast-Track the AIDS response.

Published
26 March 2015
From
UNAIDS
From the Gates Foundation, Direct Investment, Not Just Grants

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has distributed billions of dollars in grants to improve health and living conditions in developing countries, is increasingly expanding its tool kit, using some of its capital to invest directly in companies that could help advance its goals.

Published
13 March 2015
From
New York Times
US PEPFAR abstinence and faithfulness funding had no impact on sexual behaviour in Africa

Nearly US$1.3 billion spent on US-funded programmes to promote abstinence and faithfulness in sub-Saharan Africa had no significant impact on sexual behaviour in 14 countries in sub-Saharan

Published
26 February 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Critiquing UNAIDS HIV Prevention Goals, AVAC Calls For Honed Strategy

The global HIV advocacy group AVAC has raised an alarm that global goals for HIV prevention may prove ineffectual due to their vagueness.

Published
24 February 2015
From
AIDSMeds
PEPFAR requires its programs to seek, use, document civil society input in planning

With an emphasis on reaching populations with the highest rates of HIV and the least access to prevention and treatment services, the new guidelines note that local civil society involvement is needed to inform and sustain effective outreach to neglected populations, and the guidelines establish procedures to ensure that involvement is sought and put to use.

Published
16 February 2015
From
Science Speaks
Obama Budget Boosts U.S. HIV and Hepatitis Funding, Cuts Global AIDS and TB

President Obama's proposed $4 trillion budget for fiscal year 2016 would increase funding for CDC's viral hepatitis and HIV prevention efforts, boost spending for HIV research, and allocate more to combat antibiotic resistance. But the plan would cut overall global health funding, including support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis.

Published
09 February 2015
From
HIVandHepatitis.com
No improvements in CD4 count at diagnosis in African patients in last decade

A study by Harvard Medical School has found that the average CD4 count in sub-Saharan African people who are diagnosed with HIV has not risen since 2002.

Published
04 February 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Bill Gates Predicts Two Miracles for AIDS Relief by 2030

Bill Gates said he expects a pair of advances by 2030 that will eliminate most of the damage from AIDS. Improved treatment and the development of a vaccine to prevent new infections are the “two miracles” needed to help turn the tide, the billionaire said Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Published
26 January 2015
From
Bloomberg
New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash discusses the importance of dialogue and cooperation for achieving global health goals; reaching key populations with HIV prevention, treatment, and care services; and preventing malaria in Myanmar.

Published
19 January 2015
From
The Global Fund
South African HIV Program on Rights of Sex Workers

“The introduction of a national HIV programme for sex workers finally plugs a gaping hole in our country’s response to the epidemic,” said Dr. Fareed Abdullah, CEO of the South African National AIDS Council. “General HIV services simply do not meet the special needs of sex workers.”

Published
13 January 2015
From
Global Fund press release
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