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Malawi: Fund Rejection Worries Health Campaigners

Health rights activists in Malawi are expressing concern over the recent rejection of the country's proposal for close to six hundred million dollars to the Global Fund to fight HIV, tuberculosis and malaria between 2011 and 2016.

03 January 2011
Inter Press Service
International AIDS Society appoints new Executive Director

The International AIDS Society (IAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Bertrand Audoin as its new Executive Director. Audoin is currently General Director of Sidaction, a leading French HIV/AIDS NGO.

23 December 2010
International AIDS Society
‘China Daily’ Newspaper Rejects Ad Exposing China’s Misuse of Global Fund

“We are deeply disappointed that ‘China Daily’ rejected our advocacy advertisement on China’s relationship with, and misuse of the Global Fund," said Michael Weinstein, President of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

22 December 2010
Yahoo! News
Public Health Leaders to Obama: AIDS Investments Save Lives, We Need Your Leadership

With the Obama Administration poised to determine its fiscal year (FY) 2012 budget request, two dozen prominent public health leaders across the nation joined together to call on President Obama to significantly increase funding for the effective response to global AIDS through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

20 December 2010
The Global Fund, so often the solution, is a problem in Zambia

Zambia has lately been in the news, with revelations from the “Office of the Investigator General” of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria  citing significant financial and management control weaknesses, misappropriation and fraud resulting in losses of millions of dollars. 

17 December 2010
Aids Free World
Global Fund approves disease payouts amid fears for Africa

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria on Wednesday approved 1.7 billion dollars for projects against the diseases, amid warnings that some hard-hit African countries were being left out.

16 December 2010
AIDS activists from Eastern Europe call The Global Fund Board to KEEP IT GLOBAL!

More than 600 AIDS activists from Bulgaria, Serbia, and other Eastern European countries gathered together to sound their deep concern about the fact that The Global Fund year by year is leaving the region, which today remains the only region in the world with the fastest growing epidemic of HIV/AIDS.

15 December 2010
The giants of philanthrophy

Huge, powerful private institutions such as the Gates Foundation should be subject to greater public scrutiny.

14 December 2010
The Guardian
Zambia: Global Fund gives US$1.1 million to ZNAN

Global Fund has given the Zambia National AIDS Network (ZNAN) US$1.1 million ( about K5.2 billion) for HIV/AIDS programmes, a few months after the recipient organisation was found guilty of embezzling the financial aid.

13 December 2010
Lusaka Times
Is the WHO Becoming Irrelevant?

Why the world's premier public health organization must change or die.

10 December 2010
Foreign Policy

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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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