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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
South Africa: Zuma Asked to Make China Pay

President Jacob Zuma should use his influence to ensure that China donates money to the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS.

Published
10 December 2013
From
AllAfrica
Is the Global Fund Heading Backwards on Access to Medicines?

Suerie Moon from the Harvard School of Public Health warns against falling back on stale solutions for ensuring access to essential medicines.

Published
05 December 2013
From
PLoS Blogs
Global Fund: Proposed shake-up to drug pricing framework risks middle-income countries paying more

In a report to the Board of Directors ahead of this meeting, new Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul announced a new initiative and creation of a taskforce to ‘develop a framework on multiple pricing and royalty tiers for health commodities’. The idea would cement tiered pricing for medicines and vaccines, and likely be adopted by other global health agencies like the GAVI Alliance, for vaccine prices.

Published
05 December 2013
From
MSF
Global Fund Final Tally: $12b Committed, But $1b Left on Table

Today, after world leaders here in Washington pledged a combined $12 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and malaria, it's tempting to be disappointed because global health advocates were hoping for a $15 billion commitment. It's especially frustrating because more than $1 billion in grants from the U.S. and UK will go unmatched because other nations didn't make bold enough pledges.

Published
04 December 2013
From
Huffington Post
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

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