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‘Remarkable Alignment’ Of PEPFAR, Global Fund Efforts Is Reason For Continued Support

Recent global health events — including the release of PEPFAR’s Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation (.pdf), the launch of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s new funding model, and the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) evaluation of PEPFAR — “mak[e] it clear; it is a time of transformation for global health,”…

To Meet TB Treatment Goals, Latent TB Cases Must Be Diagnosed

“If everyone in the world were tested for latent infection with tuberculosis (a status that predisposes people to develop active disease) today, at least one billion people would be positive,” Ray Chambers, U.N. special envoy for health financing, writes in the Huffington Post’s “The Big Push” blog. “From the World…

Global Fund Aims To Raise $15B To Fight Infectious Diseases In 2014-2016 Period

“The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has set the target of raising $15 billion to help countries fight the three infectious diseases in the 2014-2016 period, its Executive Director Mark Dybul said … on Monday,” Xinhua reports. “For the next three years, the projected $15 billion, when…

Continued Support Of Global Fund Is Worthy Investment

Writing in the Huffington Post’s “The Big Push” blog, Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, examines why the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a good investment. Noting the Global Fund on Monday announced “that it will need $15 billion to continue its…

$15B Commitment To Global Fund Would Change The Course Of History

On Monday “in Brussels, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced an appeal to government and private sector donors for $15 billion for the next three years,” Joyce Banda, president of the Republic of Malawi, writes in the Huffington Post’s “The Big Push” blog. “While this appeal…

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 214 of its “Global Fund Observer.” According to an editor’s note, this “issue of Global Fund Observer is devoted to the 2014-2016 replenishment of the Global Fund and to coverage of the various documents…

Blogs, Press Releases Respond To Obama Administration’s FY14 Budget Request

The Obama administration on Wednesday released its FY 2014 budget request, including funding for U.S. global health activities and proposed changes to the U.S. food aid program. The following is a summary of blog posts and press releases addressing the request. Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network, “ModernizeAid” blog: The blog provides…

Opinion Pieces Urge Continued Support For Global Fund

This week, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria gathered representatives from donor and implementing countries in Brussels, Belgium, to formally launch its 2014-2016 replenishment process. The following is a summary of two opinion pieces on continued support for the Global Fund. Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Huffington Post “The…

President’s FY14 Budget Proposal Encourages More Donation To Global Fund

By proposing $1.65 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “in his 2014 budget request to Congress, President Obama gave the world the next big shove it needs to control and end AIDS, tuberculosis [TB], and malaria,” Kolleen Bouchane, director of ACTION, writes in the Huffington Post’s…

Global Fund Has Achieved Impressive Results, But More Work Remains

“This week I had the pleasure to host a preparatory meeting between donors of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria,” European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs writes in the Huffington Post’s “The Big Push” blog. “The meeting was held for two very good reasons: to assess the…

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