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  • More reaction to the Global Fund's partnership with Heineken

    As more reaction to the Global Fund’s partnership with Heineken flowed in, a member of the Global Fund Board has said publicly that he is opposed to the partnership.

    21 February 2018 | Global Fund Observer
  • Mexico City to host IAS 2019

    The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced that Mexico City, Mexico, will host the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019). IAS 2019 will take place at the Centro Citibanamex on 21-24 July 2019.

    19 February 2018 | International AIDS Society
  • Trump budget plans would slash HIV/AIDS funding

    The budget includes cuts to domestic HIV/AIDS programs, despite the growing needs, including elimination of Special Programs of National Significance (SPNS). Meanwhile the plan includes a cut of over a billion in funding for global HIV programs.

    13 February 2018 | PinkNews
  • Trump’s global gag rule goes far beyond abortion, groups say

    President Donald Trump’s dramatic expansion of a ban on U.S. funding to foreign organizations that promote or provide abortions has left impoverished women around the world without treatment for HIV, malaria and other diseases, health groups say, calling it “devastating” because Trump went where no administration had gone before.

    23 January 2018 | Associated Press
  • Analysis highlights role of diplomacy in U.S. HIV response leadership, PEPFAR gains

    The bi-partisan legislation that created PEPFAR directed that the coordinator of the program would report to the Secretary of State, and be supported by diplomatic structures. An analysis released this week argues that decision has been pivotal to the success of the program, and that removing PEPFAR from diplomatic authority could endanger the gains it has made.

    20 December 2017 | Science Speaks
  • UK government defends 22% cut to global HIV prevention funds

    Labour MP Roberta Blackman-Woods said: “Although the UK remains the second-largest donor to the global HIV response, it is concerning that total DFID funding for HIV/AIDS declined by 22% between 2012 and 2015."

    08 December 2017 | Pink News
  • Analysis: Trump PEPFAR strategy, budget proposals add up to surrender in HIV battle

    White House proposals to slash more than a billion dollars from U.S. supported HIV responses and limit efforts to control the epidemic to a handful of countries represents an unprecedented retreat from American leadership of the global fight against the disease and would reverse gains that were achieved, at a cost of more than $80 billion, over the last 15 years, according to a ONE analysis released on World AIDS Day.

    05 December 2017 | Science Speaks
  • Opinion: The UK needs stronger political leadership — and investment — to fight AIDS

    "The U.K. must increase its contributions to multilateral organizations working on the HIV response, including the Global Fund, UNAIDS, and UNITAID, if we are to meet the [Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)] target on AIDS. Beyond the financing, the U.K. also has a critical role to play in using its political leadership and global influence to promote and protect the rights of the groups at the greatest risk of being left behind."

    05 December 2017 | Devex
  • Global ministerial conference ends with adoption of the Moscow Declaration to End TB

    A global ministerial conference held in Moscow, Russian Federation, on 16 and 17 November that united more than 1000 participants, including 75 ministers and 114 country delegations, concluded with the adoption of the Moscow Declaration to End TB.

    24 November 2017 | UNAIDS
  • Who is Peter Sands?

    Peter Sands, the new Executive Director to lead the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is an economist and banker. He was CEO of Standard Chartered, an international bank headquartered in London, from 2006 to 2015. But Sands is rather more interesting than his employment history suggests.

    24 November 2017 | The Lancet
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