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PEPFAR transition to South Africa ‘country ownership’ disrupts care, threatens progress, squanders success, Health GAP report says

A report just released by Health Global Access Project says that haste to make the transition to country ownership in South Africa is endangering the gains made against HIV in the country with the world’s largest epidemic.

Published
17 January 2014
From
Science Speaks
Governance and transparency at PEPFAR

The US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has been one of the most effective foreign aid programmes in history. But ransparency has declined rather than improved.

Published
16 January 2014
From
The Lancet Global Health
Fitting AIDS into the post-2015 agenda

Ongoing negotiations on a new global development framework have raised fears that existing targets may be forgotten — and gains lost — once the Millennium Development Goals expire at the end of 2015.

Published
14 January 2014
From
Devex
The World Health Organization’s error on HIV self-infection in Greece adds insult to injury for HIV positive Greeks

The idea that people would deliberately get a serious infection in order to stave off poverty is imaginary. What drove the spike in HIV infections in Greece in the past three years was not individuals living on the street but individuals dictating policy at the top, both among the Greek political class and the Troika of lenders, who should be blamed for austerity policies that have proven detrimental to public health.

Published
13 January 2014
From
United Solidarity International
Global Fund tiered pricing plan for ARVs, other health commodities raises questions

Tiered pricing, setting different prices for the same drugs depending on the economic status of the country they are going to, has been shown less effective keeping medicines affordable than encouraging competition from generic medicines.

Published
11 January 2014
From
Science Speaks
PEPFAR leader: CDC Global HIV/AIDS director named to succeed Ambassador Goosby

The White House has nominated a physician scientist whose career began three decades ago with a focus on immunology, vaccine research, and global health, to succeed Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Dr. Eric Goosby and lead the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief.

Published
10 January 2014
From
Science Speaks
Global Fund To End Funding for HIV Services in Drug Treatment Centres in Viet Nam

“Given the concerns the Global Fund has expressed about drug detention centers in the past, we believe this will enable the Global Fund to uphold [its] institutional commitment to not funding interventions that infringe on human rights,” the Global Fund's director of communications Seth Faison said.

Published
09 January 2014
From
Global Fund Observer
The Year in Global Health: Top 10 stories in HIV, TB around the world

HIV, TB research, funding, policy developments, setbacks of 2013 lay out promises and challenges for 2014.

Published
20 December 2013
From
Science Speaks
HIV treatment in South Africa has had "astounding" benefits

The roll-out of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in South Africa has achieved “astounding” results, a mathematical model published in the online edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases

Published
12 December 2013
By
Michael Carter
Concerns Raised To Global Fund Over Panel On Tiered Medicines Pricing

Public groups this week urged Mark Dybul, head of the Geneva-based Global Fund for HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to reconsider the establishment of a panel to look at tiered pricing for middle income countries, potentially allowing companies to charge them higher prices. And separately, activists reported on progress in South Africa’s HIV strategy.

Published
11 December 2013
From
Intellectual Property Watch

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