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Gates Foundation Support Enables Indonesian TB Treatment Program

Gabrielle Fitzgerald, director of Global Program Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes in the foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog about a TB treatment program in Indonesia. “…I visited Dr. Hasan Sadikin Hospital with colleagues from the [Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria] and Tahir, a prominent…

Celebrating $12B Pledge, Global Fund Looks Ahead With ‘Collective Resolution’

Huffington Post: Reason to Celebrate in the New Year: $12 Billion to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria Deborah Derrick, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria The Global Fund’s replenishment conference in December raised $12 billion, “the largest amount ever committed to fight the three…

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…

Increased Support For Global Fund Could ‘Turn The Tide Of History’

Noting the U.K. will host the G8 summit this month, with the “humanitarian focus” on nutrition, and how the 2005 G8 Gleneagles summit focused on reaching universal treatment, care and prevention goals for HIV/AIDS, British singer and AIDS activist Elton John writes in The Guardian’s “Comment Is Free” blog, “The…

(RED), Johnson & Johnson Team Up To Support Global Fund

“[T]hankfully, with the incredible advances in HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention of mother-to-child transmission is real today and is helping the world take giant steps towards achieving an AIDS-Free Generation. But still, 900 babies are born every day with HIV,” (RED) CEO Deborah Dugan writes in the Huffington Post’s “The Big Push”…

Consultative Report Examines Value For Money In Global Health Programs

“The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and its partners could save more lives with the same amount of money by allocating it in ways designed to maximize the positive impact on health,” according to a consultative draft report (.pdf) of the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) Value…

Opinion Pieces Published Ahead Of G8 Summit

The following is a summary of opinion pieces published ahead of the 39th annual G8 Summit taking place in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, on Monday and Tuesday. Lucy Chesire, Huffington Post’s “The Big Push” blog: “As the Group of Eight (G8) meetings get underway on the 17th and 18th of…