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  • Peter Sands Named Head of Global Disease-Fighting Agency

    A former British banker was named executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Tuesday, taking over an international disease-fighting partnership that has struggled since its inception 15 years ago to raise enough money to fulfill its mission.

    15 November 2017 | New York Times
  • Peter Sands is new Global Fund executive director

    Peter Sands was announced as the new executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Tuesday. The news follows a chaotic few days during which Sands, the former CEO of Standard Chartered PLC, withdrew from the leadership race “for personal reasons” and then unexpectedly re-entered the race on Monday.

    15 November 2017 | Devex
  • US: Trump Policy Harming Kenya, Uganda Health Services

    Early effects of United States restrictions to global health aid include cuts to essential health services in Kenya and Uganda, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that was released today. The changes have resulted in a loss of training and equipment from nongovernmental groups for government health clinics, and widespread confusion about implementation. Human Rights Watch sent its findings in advance of a six-month review by the State Department of these funding restrictions.

    06 November 2017 | Human Rights Watch Health
  • 8 things to know ahead of the World Hepatitis Summit

    Devex spoke with Gottfried Hirnschall and Marc Bulterys of the World Health Organization about the gaps, outstanding challenges, and ongoing work toward elimination. Here’s what you can expect from the three-day meeting.

    02 November 2017 | Devex
  • Concerns over Cambodia’s HIV funding

    A group of anonymous civil society organisations, people living with HIV and others has raised “grave” concerns regarding funding from the Global Fund, the largest donor to the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria in the Kingdom – as well as Cambodia’s allocation process to support services over the next three years – according to emails obtained by The Post.

    30 October 2017 | The Phnom Penh Post
  • Global Fund Names Finalist Candidates for Executive Director

    The Global Fund Board named four finalist candidates for Executive Director, and is scheduled to select one at a Board meeting on 14 November 2017.

    24 October 2017 | The Global Fund
  • AIDS—learning from history (and human beings)

    After 400 pages of exhaustive (and occasionally exhausting) remembering, Michael Merson and Stephen Inrig conclude their “useful history” (The AIDS Pandemic: Searching for a Global Response, 2017) with seven lessons.

    20 October 2017 | The Lancet
  • Getting to GIPA 2.0: from Science to Activism

    Bruno Spire is a researcher living with HIV and a senior scientist at the French National Institute for Medical Research (INSERM). Bruno is a scientist, but more so, he is an advocate on HIV community-based research. In this personal narrative, Bruno shares his experience connecting science and activism and how to apply that concept to the GIPA ('Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS') principles.

    19 October 2017 | IAS
  • Backlash from civil society as PEPFAR announces three-year strategy

    The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is to accelerate efforts in just 13 countries under its news strategy. But critics say this narrowed focus could lead to a resurgence of the HIV epidemic.

    18 October 2017 | AVERT
  • Patients risk being left behind as foreign donors pull the plug on HIV/AIDS in Vietnam

    Vietnam is facing an administrative nightmare as a result of transitioning its HIV/AIDS treatment program to health insurance as foreign funds will come to a full stop in 2020 as Vietnam has reached middle income status.

    18 October 2017 | VN Express
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