The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Friday awarded Zimbabwe $37.9 million to help fight the three diseases, handing the money “directly to the new unity government” in an “unusual move,” the Associated Press reports.
Tanzania will receive an $111 million grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) to be used in the country’s fight against malaria, Ray Chambers, U.N. special envoy for malaria, said at a meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Monday, Reuters reports.
Some HIV-positive people in Uganda “cannot be put on the national antiretroviral programme because it is already saturated and funds for new patients are not available,” the Independent reports.
In addition to acting as life-saving therapy to people living with HIV/AIDS, WHO researchers say antiretrovirals (ARVs) may also be able to prevent the spread of HIV, Health-e/allAfrica.com reports.
The AP/KTVZ.com examines how despite years of strained relationships between the “military-run nation” of Myanmar and international donors that led to a large reduction in HIV/AIDS funding, donors are considering reinvesting in the country’s HIV/AIDS programs.
Uganda Has Enough ARVs Until Year End Zainab Akol, Uganda’s AIDS Control Program director, said the health ministry has acquired enough antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to provide treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS until the end of the year, New Vision reports. In addition to 30 tons of drugs, the ministry…
“At the Global Fund [to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria], we launched a new funding model this week that is built to capitalize on open interaction and information flow,” Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul writes in the Huffington Post’s “The Big Push” blog, adding, “With more open dialogue between cooperative partners,…
In a post in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s blog, Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul notes “[t]he contribution Japan made in 2012 was the highest annual amount that the country had made in 10 years of remarkable support to the fight against HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and…
Black Star News examines how the “raging global financial crisis is now forcing most African countries” to cut their budgets, including spending on health programs.
Pakistan has obtained international support for its efforts to fight tuberculosis and lower infant and maternal mortality rates, Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani, the health minister, said recently after returning from the 62nd World Health Assembly (WHA), the International News reports.