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Clinton Foundation plans to spin off flagship health project

The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation would spin off its flagship health project, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, into a "completely independent" charity if Hillary Clinton were to win the U.S. presidency in November.

19 September 2016
UNAIDS urges donors to commit to fully funding the Global Fund

Ahead of the Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund), to be held in Montreal, Canada, on 16 and 17 September, UNAIDS is calling on donors to fully fund the Global Fund. 

16 September 2016
World Health Organisation should outsource key duties, experts say

At the heart of the vision for reform outlined in the article is a radical change to the way the WHO operates, with vital activities outsourced to other key players in the global health field, such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Global Fund for Aids, TB and Malaria, and frontline humanitarian response groups including Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

13 September 2016
The Guardian
Global Fund Welcomes U.S. Pledge of Up To $4.3 Billion

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria warmly welcomed an announcement by the United States Government to contribute up to US$4.3 billion to the Global Fund, a demonstration of outstanding commitment to global health. "We are committing to match one dollar for every two dollars in pledges made by other donors through September 30th, 2017," said U.S. National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice in a statement.

01 September 2016
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
The Clinton Foundation Is Not a Scandal. It’s a Phenomenal, Life-Saving Success

The Clinton Foundation runs one of the most phenomenally successful AIDS relief programs of all time, and AIDS relief is simply not on most straight people’s radars. But let me provide a bit more background about the foundation’s work to provide a more complete picture of this purported “slush fund.”

30 August 2016
Bill Clinton’s valedictory for the family charity includes a farewell to AIDS health initiative

Former president Bill Clinton said Monday that he will step aside from a health-care charity he founded if Hillary Clinton is elected president, further severing ties between a potential second Clinton White House and the Clinton Foundation born of the first one.

23 August 2016
Washington Post
The end of the end of AIDS

The Durban 2016 AIDS Conference marks the end of "ending the HIV epidemic" as a feasible goal with the tools we have. We need new and better tools. Talk of ending AIDS has led to a widespread perception in the broader health and development community that this crisis is over. It isn't.

16 August 2016
World Bank (blog)
Ending AIDS by 2030 a distant prospect, global HIV incidence, prevalence, treatment coverage and mortality figures suggest

Remarkable progress has been made towards curbing the global HIV epidemic, but there is little chance of achieving the UNAIDS goal of “ending AIDS” by 2030, according to

07 August 2016
Michael Carter
Brexit: What does it mean for development aid and the Global Fund?

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has left much of the global development community wondering what this will mean for the UK’s role as a global leader in international aid and development. It also raises issues about the implications for the Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment.

03 August 2016
Global Fund Observer
US Aids funding 'would continue under Trump'

Deborah Birx, global Aids co-coordinator for the US, tells the BBC Aids funding would continue if Donald Trump became president.

20 July 2016
BBC Health

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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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