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U.S. pledges $4 billion to Global Fund, pushes for reform

In a much anticipated announcement during the Replenishment Conference in New York on Monday and Tuesday this week, the Obama Administration revealed a $4 billion pledge to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years.

Published
07 October 2015
From
Science Speaks
WHO and UNAIDS launch new standards to improve adolescent care

New Global Standards for quality health-care services for adolescents developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS aim to help countries improve the quality of adolescent health care.

Published
07 October 2015
From
UNAIDS press release
Ebola is all but over, but the postmortem on the World Health Organization is just getting started

Thousands died in west Africa, but the biggest victim could be the ineffectual World Health Organization, which acted far too slowly to contain the outbreak. A year after the peak of the Ebola epidemic, which killed more than 11,300 people and threw the US and Europe into a panic, it is the global health system that is under scrutiny. In particular, the WHO is in the dock for failing to act soon enough. Big questions are being asked about its competence and its future.

Published
01 October 2015
From
The Guardian
UNAIDS welcomes adoption of new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

UNAIDS has welcomed the adoption by world leaders of the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which set the framework for global development policy over the next 15 years. The ambitious agenda outlines 17 goals ranging from ending poverty and hunger, to achieving gender equality and combatting climate change.

Published
01 October 2015
From
UNAIDS press release
WHO guidelines recommend universal antiretroviral treatment, PrEP for those at substantial risk

The World Health Organization (WHO) released updated guidelines today calling for antiretroviral therapy for everyone diagnosed with HIV regardless of CD4 cell count and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Published
30 September 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Report Shows 17 Million Lives Saved

A new report shows that the Global Fund partnership has made remarkable gains against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria by supporting programs that have saved more than 17 million lives.

Published
22 September 2015
From
Global Fund
Global Fund will launch its replenishment campaign as a high-level event during the UN General Assembly annual meeting

The Global Fund will launch its 5th Replenishment Campaign on the 28 September 2015 in New York as a formal high-level event during the 70th UN General Assembly.

Published
22 September 2015
From
Global Fund Observer
Global Fund Partnership Forum Discusses Strategy for New Era

Partners in global health began discussions today aimed at shaping a new strategy for the Global Fund partnership to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. The Partnership Forum brought together over 10 participants from communities affected by the diseases, civil society, nongovernmental organizations, governments, technical partners and the private sector to a two-day gathering to influence the development of the Global Fund's new strategy. Recent scientific advances and growing experience in implementation mean there is an historic opportunity to end the three diseases as public health threats. Aida Kurtovic, the Vice-Chair of the Global Fund Board, said: "We need an ambitious strategy that puts us in a position to eliminate the three diseases."

Published
08 September 2015
From
AllAfrica.com
World Health Organization calls for ambitious global targets for viral hepatitis control

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for ambitious new global targets for diagnosis, treatment and cure of viral hepatitis, signalling a major increase in momentum towards

Published
03 September 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
New site details how PEPFAR funding is spent

Amfar, the Foundation for AIDS Research, has launched a new website designed to help civil society organizations, ministries of health and finance, researchers, and others access President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief funding data.

Published
20 August 2015
From
Science Speaks

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