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Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 235 of its “Global Fund Observer.” The issue includes a commentary on country ownership, an analysis on grant renewals, and a news story on the health care worker shortage in Malawi, among others…

‘High-Quality Aid’ Can ‘Save Lives And Promote Development’

Foreign Policy: The Case for Aid Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University “…As experience demonstrates, it is possible to use our reason, management know-how, technology, and learning by doing to design highly effective aid programs that save lives and promote development. This should be done in…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has published Issue 36 of its newsletter, the “Global Fund News Flash.” The issue features an article on the crisis in Central African Republic, one on HIV stigma, and one on malaria control in the Mekong region (1/23).

Controversial Legislation In Ukraine Affecting Country’s HIV Response

Inter Press Service: Ukraine Crackdown Hits Fight Against AIDS “Groups battling one of the world’s worst HIV/AIDS epidemics say their task may get ‘catastrophically’ harder following the introduction of controversial laws in Ukraine in response to months of anti-government protests. … The International HIV/AIDS Alliance Ukraine has told IPS that…

Romania Must Do More To Prevent HIV

Valentin Simionov, executive director of the Romanian Harm Reduction Network, writes in Open Society Foundations’ “Voices” blog, “Romania is currently experiencing a spike in HIV rates that hits hardest among the most vulnerable populations, such as people who use drugs. Meanwhile, Romanians find themselves caught between a lack of clear…

Global Fund Support Is Critical To Ending AIDS, TB, Malaria

Huffington Post: Our Shared Responsibility: Ending AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Susan Blumenthal, public health editor for the Huffington Post, and Shaina Vinayek, Allen Rosenfield public policy fellow at amfAR “…[I]n this year of the 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day with its theme of ‘Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an…

Nigeria’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Could Impact Country’s Aid Flow

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog examines how Nigeria’s Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act might impact foreign aid to the country. “…This week, the Global Forum on MSM and HIV has issued a statement endorsed by 83 organizations, including the IDSA Center for Global Health Policy, which…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 236 of its “Global Fund Observer.” The issue includes an article on the signing of a $100 million grant for a Southeast Asian malaria initiative; a news story on Russia’s transition of being…

Global Fund Accepts Panel’s Recommendations To Reprimand Mosquito Net Suppliers

“The Global Fund has accepted recommendations of its Sanctions Panel to reprimand two international suppliers of mosquito nets and to set mandatory terms for continued engagement in the future. … On 14 November, 2013, the Global Fund announced that it had suspended the contracts of the two suppliers after an…

New Issue of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has published Issue 27 of its newsletter, the “Global Fund News Flash.” The issue includes an article on accessing health care in rural Tanzania; a piece on the Board of the Global Fund’s approval of “recommendations from its Strategy Investment and…