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Global Fund Donors Pledge US$12 Billion

Donors at the launch of the Global Fund’s Fourth Replenishment today pledged US$12.0 billion for the next three years, the largest amount ever committed to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The pledges represent a 30 percent increase over the US$9.2 billion in firm pledges secured in 2010 for the 2011-2013 period.

Published
04 December 2013
From
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
Lucy Chesire: Here I Am: Pledging Conference raises historic 12 billion for Global Fund's work through 2016

Since July 2012, the Here I Am Campaign has been receiving stories from communities around the world, whose lives have been greatly impacted by the Global fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. We initially set a goal to get 80 videos from around the world; we were overwhelmed by the responses.

Published
04 December 2013
From
Huffington Post
BBC on the Global Fund: Behind the Scenes

I’m glad the BBC is dedicating 30 minutes of its programming to the Global Fund. But I hope the message isn’t that the UK taxpayers should be weary of their government’s investment in the Fund.

Published
03 December 2013
From
Center for Global Development
Obama Announces $5 billion Pledge to the Global Fund and 6.7 million on Treatment from PEPFAR

On the eve of the Global Fund Replenishment Conference at a White House event celebrating World AIDS Day, President Obama pledged a continuing US leadership role to respond to the AIDS pandemic “until all men and women can protect themselves from infection, everyone has access to treatment and no babies are born with HIV.” 

Published
03 December 2013
From
Science Speaks
South Africa to host the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016)

The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced today the selection of Durban, South Africa, as the host city of the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), the most important event for all those working in the HIV field, including scientists, policymakers, activists, political leaders, healthcare providers, people living with HIV and others committed to the global response to HIV and AIDS.

Published
02 December 2013
From
International AIDS Society
Concerns regarding new estimates on HIV, hepatitis C and injecting drug use

Claims by UNODC that there has been a decline in the number of people who inject drugs living with HIV worldwide from 3 million to 1.6 million should be treated with caution.

Published
30 November 2013
From
Harm Reduction International
Global Fund Results Show Strong Momentum

The results show that 6.1 million people living with HIV were receiving antiretroviral therapy under programs supported by the Global Fund by the end of 2013, up from 5.3 million six months ago and from 4.2 million at the end of 2012.

Published
28 November 2013
From
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
Technology can help shift the HIV response to the community level

"Already moving HIV prevention and treatment to the community level has saved hundreds of millions of dollars in the countries that have made this move, avoided thousands of unnecessary hospitalisations and allowed much more rapid diagnosis and treatment for millions,” said Dr Broun. “Further cost-savings can be gained if we move laboratory-based diagnosis to communities by using technology adapted for the point of care.”

Published
28 November 2013
From
UNITAID
Sneak Preview: CDC’s Effort to Measure the Determinants of AIDS Treatment Quality

In order to achieve the health benefits that would result from reducing patient attrition over the course of the treatment cascade, PEPFAR and its partners need to learn why some facilities do better than others and what factors contributors to treatment success.

Published
27 November 2013
From
Center for Global Development
Red tape on grant delayed care for HIV patients, says Global Fund

The health ministry sat on a $187 million international grant offered to the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) for some 18 months, causing drug shortages that left about 1 million HIV-positive Indians treated under the programme without drugs and testing kits for at least five of those months.

Published
26 November 2013
From
Live Mint

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