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Slashing aid to emerging economies undercuts Aids/HIV fight, activists warn

Withdrawing support when countries graduate from low- to middle-income status could undermine sustainable development goals, say campaigners.

Published
24 March 2016
From
The Guardian
With TB now No. 1 global infectious disease killer, USAID justifies cuts to global TB funding

When House Appropriations Committee members in 2014 asked then USAID Administrator Raj Shah how the U.S. could combat tuberculosis globally with 19 percent less money, he said not to worry. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief would fill the gap, he said.

Published
21 March 2016
From
Science Speaks
Do US global AIDS dollars build stability, less violence? Hard to prove

There are many fine reasons for America to promote better health overseas, but we wanted to explore whether the data prove that reducing political instability and violence is one of them. As it turns out, it’s tough to make the case.

Published
08 March 2016
From
Politifact
HIV/AIDS long-term costs high -- and unaffordable to most-affected countries

There will be a significant shortfall in the funding needed for HIV control in sub-Saharan Africa in the coming years and those countries with the highest HIV burden will be unable to meet their obligations on their own to sustain control efforts, according to a new study. Domestic financing, the most important source of funding for HIV, will not be sufficient to meet future obligations.

Published
07 March 2016
From
EurekAlert (press release)
Major increase in EU's contribution to improve global health

EU increases its contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Published
04 March 2016
From
European Commission press release
Outflanking the war on drugs?

In April, the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) will adopt a consensus position on drug control, but few are expecting a shake-up to the current, conservative, global framework. However there are some other hopes for change.

Published
03 March 2016
From
IRIN
Webinar with the Global Fund: A Look at Wambo.org and the Future of Procurement

Wambo.org has been designed to increase the Global Fund’s impact and value for money by streamlining procurement operations, optimizing costs, and supporting countries that are transitioning out of Global Fund financing by facilitating continued access affordable prices for commodities to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Published
02 March 2016
From
The Global Fight
UNITAID study looks at delinking cost of R&D from price of medicines

UNITAID has published a report that asks how best to separate the costs of research and development for vaccines, medicines and diagnostics from their prices – a concept known as “delinkage”.

Published
02 March 2016
From
UNITAID
Uganda risks losing Global Fund grants

Uganda may miss out on the 2016 Global Fund grants, due to its failure to spend past funds and deliver the programmes for which the money was intended.

Published
26 February 2016
From
Key Correspondents
New recommendations in the updated WHO guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with chronic hepatitis C infection

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued the first Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection in 2014. Since then, several new medicines for the treatment of HCV infection have been introduced.

Published
25 February 2016
From
World Health Organization

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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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