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U.N. Appeals For Humanitarian Aid To Assist North Korea With Food, Health Care, Sanitation

“U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon … on Thursday [welcomed an appeal] for funding to urgently provide food, health care and sanitation to millions of North Koreans, stressing that donors should not be deterred by the reclusive state’s nuclear ambitions,” Reuters reports (Nichols, 8/15). The U.N. “said $98 million is urgently needed…

Management Development Training Essential For Public Health Program Success

Noting the New Funding Model of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria — including formula-based funding and incentive funding — Stephen Rabimov, who leads business development at the International Management Development Program (IMDP) in New York, a training program of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung…

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 225 of its “Global Fund Observer.” The issue includes an article highlighting the launch of a pilot project to assist 10 country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs) to engage key populations; an article highlighting a…

U.S. Global AIDS Investments In Rwanda Have ‘Profound Impact’

“Last Friday, I was privileged to join six U.S. senators in seeing the truly profound impact of U.S. global AIDS investments in Rwanda,” Ambassador Eric Goosby, head of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy and the U.S. global AIDS coordinator, writes in the Huffington Post’s “The Big…

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 226 of its “Global Fund Observer.” The issue includes an article examining the “decision of the Global Fund Board to approve renewal funding for an HIV grant to Cambodia” despite “concerns about the…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has published Issue 24 of its newsletter, the “Global Fund News Flash.” The issue highlights a study published this month in Science about an experimental malaria vaccine, discusses tuberculosis control efforts in India, and profiles a health facility in South Sudan…

Myanmar Working To Improve Access To HIV Treatment, IRIN Reports

IRIN reports on efforts to improve access to antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) for people living with HIV in Myanmar, particularly in rural areas. “According to UNAIDS, there are about 220,000 people with HIV in Myanmar of whom 120,000 are in need of ARVs,” the news service writes, adding, “From 2011 to…

Research Paper Examines Performance-Based Funding At Global Fund

In a paper published in the September 2013 issue of The Lancet Global Health, Victoria Fan, a research fellow with the Center for Global Development, and colleagues examine performance-based funding at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. According to the abstract, the researchers “aimed to test the…

Global Fund Poised To Defeat ‘Big 3′ Infectious Diseases, But More Funding Necessary

“Starting in late September, leaders of the world’s governments will meet at the United Nations to discuss, among other issues, how much money to allocate to the Global Fund” to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog writes, noting the Global Fund “estimates that it will need…

Partnerships Will Help Defeat Malaria

“In the past 10 years, partners working together have reversed malaria’s spread and prevented millions of deaths, mostly of children under the age of five. Yet even with all that progress, malaria still claims a child’s life every minute,” President of Liberia Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Global Fund to Fight AIDS,…