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Who Should Pay for Global Health, and How Much?

Mirroring global carbon permit markets to mitigate climate change, we propose a cap-and-trade system consisting of a global cost-effectiveness criterion and a disability-adjusted life year (DALY) global credit market.

Published
28 February 2013
From
PLoS Medicine
Activists pressure Kenya's presidential candidates to act on HIV

A small team of HIV/AIDS activists is trailing Kenyan presidential candidates as they crisscross the country, pressing them to increase their commitment to the care and treatment of people living with HIV.

Published
26 February 2013
From
IRIN Plus News
Desmond Tutu: End of AIDS a worthy legacy for Obama

The president made a bold claim in his State of the Union that the end of AIDS is within our reach. Now is not the time to pull back. We are in the endgame of AIDS and Obama can help the world triumph.

Published
21 February 2013
From
USA Today
HIV outpatient pathway updated guidance available

The aim of the pathway is to support the delivery of quality, safe and cost effective patient care aligning to BHIVA guidelines and maintaining the open access nature of sexual health services.

Published
20 February 2013
From
UK Department of Health
The Effect of Budget Sequestration on Global Health: Projecting the Human Impact in Fiscal Year 2013

Applying sequestration cuts to US government global health programming would have minimal impact on deficit reduction, but would be devastating to the lives of many thousands of people globally.

Published
19 February 2013
From
AmFAR
What George W. Bush Did Right

The 43rd president of the United States did a great thing for humankind - but most Americans have no idea.

Published
15 February 2013
From
Foreign Policy `Democracy Lab` blog
HIV Experts Welcome Proposed Legislation to Allow Research on HIV-Infected Organ Donation

In addition to helping increase access to transplants for HIV-infected patients, the HOPE Act, if passed and signed into law, also has the potential to reduce deaths among those who are on transplant waiting lists and help save Medicare costs, while maintaining provisions that protect public health.

Published
15 February 2013
From
HIV Medicine Association
Bill would allow studies of organ transplants for HIV patients

A newly introduced, bipartisan bill would allow federally funded research into organ transplants between two HIV-positive people.

Published
15 February 2013
From
The Hill (blog)
Europe scales back research plans: leaders propose 13% cut to Horizon 2020 budget

The ambitious vision for Europe’s next research programme dimmed last week when heads of the 27 member states of the European Union (EU) agreed to slash the overall budget for 2014–20, at the end of a long and acrimonious meeting.

Published
15 February 2013
From
Nature
Obama Seeks 'AIDS-Free Generation' in State of the Union

Advocates applauded the inclusion of AIDS in the speech. However, they urged Obama not to make expected huge cuts to global HIV funding, which they claim would undermine the goal of an AIDS-free generation.

Published
14 February 2013
From
Poz magazine news

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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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