The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Friday awarded Zimbabwe $37.9 million to help fight the three diseases, handing the money “directly to the new unity government” in an “unusual move,” the Associated Press reports.
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Cost Of Male Circumcision Prevents Wider Use In Uganda, Analysis Shows The cost of male circumcision is preventing it from being used more widely adopted in Uganda as a way to help prevent men from contracting HIV, according to analysis of several districts in the country conducted by Makerere University…
New Vision Examines Reports That Lack Of Drugs, Funds Resulting in Closure of HIV/AIDS Clinics In Uganda
The New Vision examines recent reports out of Uganda that HIV/AIDS clinic are closing due to the country’s rapidly decreasing antiretroviral (ARVs) supply. The article also includes information on the efforts of additional HIV/AIDS clinics in the region to scale back the number of patients the clinics can accept. The…
The AP/KTVZ.com examines how despite years of strained relationships between the “military-run nation” of Myanmar and international donors that led to a large reduction in HIV/AIDS funding, donors are considering reinvesting in the country’s HIV/AIDS programs.
In addition to acting as life-saving therapy to people living with HIV/AIDS, WHO researchers say antiretrovirals (ARVs) may also be able to prevent the spread of HIV, Health-e/allAfrica.com reports.
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Disease-Specific Initiatives Produce Mixed Results, Survey Says Disease-specific initiatives, such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and PEPFAR, are having mixed results on health systems in recipient countries and should be “retooled to become less disruptive,” according to a survey conducted by the NGO Groots Kenya…
IAS Conference Blog; Lancet ProfilesÂ IncomingÂ Executive Director Ahead of the 5th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, which begins on Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa â€“ the IAS 2009 Live blog started publishing, including the latest developments and resources and featured guest bloggers. A Lancet perspective piece profiles…
The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday voted 29-1 to pass a $48.69 billion draft bill to “fund the State Department and foreign affairs activities in fiscal 2010,” CQ reports.
The most recent statistics on programs funded in 140 countries through the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria released Wednesday reveal “[m]ore than 2 million people living with HIV have been reached with life-saving treatment,” the UN News Centre reports.