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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 232 of its “Global Fund Observer.” The issue includes an article on the investigation into allegations of corruption in Cambodia, a commentary on domestic HIV/AIDS spending, and an article on new Aidspan pledges…

DRC Reports Threefold Increase In Malaria Cases In Rebel Stronghold

“There has been a threefold increase in the number of malaria cases recorded in the former M23 rebel stronghold of Rutshuru, in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) North Kivu Province, compared to past years,” IRIN reports, noting health officials say ‘[i]nsecurity is exacerbating the spread of the disease.” “Between…

New Issue of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has published Issue 32 of its newsletter, the “Global Fund News Flash.” The issue examines the fund’s upcoming replenishment meeting, its new funding model and deadlines for proposal submissions (11/28).

Opinion Pieces, Editorials Address Global Fund Ahead Of Replenishment Conference

The following is a summary of editorials and opinion pieces published ahead of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s replenishment conference scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., on December 3. Ray Chambers, The Hill’s “Global Affairs” blog: “The Global Fund represents the best there is when…

Recent Releases Published Ahead Of Global Fund Replenishment Conference

The following is a summary of blog posts and a press release published ahead of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s replenishment conference scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., on December 3. Global Fund press release: The Global Fund “announced new results [Wednesday] that show a…

Lawmakers, Activists Pressure Obama To Act On HIV/AIDS, USA TODAY Reports

“President Obama is facing renewed pressure from U.S. lawmakers and activists to take legacy-setting action to combat HIV/AIDS,” USA TODAY reports, noting recent actions by members of Congress and AIDS activists in the U.S. and abroad urging Obama to scale up the number of people receiving treatment under PEPFAR and…

Opinion Pieces, Editorial Address World AIDS Day

The following is a summary of opinion pieces and an editorial marking World AIDS Day, which was observed on Sunday, as well as a replenishment meeting for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s taking place this week in Washington, D.C. Georgia Arnold, Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog: “There…

MSF Criticizes Global Fund’s Support For Tiered Pricing

“Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has warned the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria of the consequences of spearheading a new pricing initiative that could result in middle-income countries paying significantly higher prices for medicines to combat diseases, including HIV and tuberculosis,” an MSF news article states. “The Global…

CGD Blog Highlights BBC’s Coverage Of Global Fund

Writing in the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) “Global Health Policy” blog, Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy and a senior fellow at CGD, explains she was interviewed for a recent BBC “Panorama” show examining the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The show “will likely take…