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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.

Published
14 hours ago
From
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.

Published
15 hours ago
From
The Lancet
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.

Published
15 November 2017
From
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.

Published
15 November 2017
From
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.

Published
06 November 2017
From
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.

Published
02 November 2017
From
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.

Published
30 October 2017
From
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.

Published
24 October 2017
From
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.

Published
20 October 2017
From
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.

Published
19 October 2017
From
IAS
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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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