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Opinions: Climate Change And Health; HIV/AIDS

In light of the U.N. Climate Change Conference, which starts today in Copenhagen, Denmark, news outlets published several opinion items related to climate change and health. Summaries appear below: To Limit Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Focus On Health-Related Benefits Of Clean Air Jean-Paul Chretien, a Truman National Security Project fellow, writes in a…

Local Initiatives Providing Malaria Information Help Increase Donor Impact, Guardian Reports

The Guardian’s “Global Development Professionals Network” examines how local initiatives to educate the public about malaria prevention and treatment are helping to increase the impact of donor funding. “Stories circulate of bed nets being used as fishing nets, even wedding dresses. Such uses are entirely understandable if distribution is not…

Japan’s 2012 Payment To Global Fund Its Highest In 10 Years

“The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today welcomed the payment by Japan of the second and final tranche of its total 2012 contribution of US$343 million, the highest annual amount that Japan has ever made in 10 years of vigorous support for the Global Fund,” a Global…

‘Big Push’ Campaign Revived At World Economic Summit

“Last September the Huffington Post, together with the Global Fund [to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria], launched ‘The Big Push’ campaign, seeking to build on the great progress that has been made in recent years fighting AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria,” Arianna Huffington notes in the Huffington Post’s “The Big Push” blog. “[I]n…

Germany Commits To Providing 1B Euros To Global Fund Through 2016

“Germany will give one billion euros [$1.3 billion] to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the country’s minister for economic cooperation and development Dirk Niebel said Thursday” during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, CNN reports (Chapple, 1/24). Niebel made the announcement at a news conference “also attended by…

Global Fund Observer Reports On New Funding Model Progress

Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, on Tuesday published Issue 208 (.pdf) of its “Global Fund Observer.” Among others, the issue contains two stories on the new funding model (NFM), which, according to the first article, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,…