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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 239 of its “Global Fund Observer.” The issue includes a list of decision points that were approved by the Global Fund’s board during its meeting held in Jakarta last week; an article on…

Men, Boys Must Be Active In Gender Equality Agenda, U.N. Experts Say

U.N. News Centre: WOMEN: Experts call for engaging men and boys as allies in fight for gender equality “Gender equality is not just a concern for women and girls, a panel of experts gathered at the United Nations in New York stressed today, highlighting the need to engage men and…

UHC In Africa Post-2015 Is Possible

A blog from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, “International Health Policies,” reports from the Africa Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) conference that took place last week in Nairobi. Discussing the opportunities and challenges of universal health coverage (UHC) in Africa in post-2015, the blog notes, “…UHC…

Private Sector Involvement In International Development Is Key

New Security Beat: A New Model of Development? The Role of Public-Private Partnerships in International Aid “USAID funding is ‘far outstripped’ by private investment and business relationships in ‘nearly every country’ in which it works — and that’s a good thing, according to USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah [at a Wilson…

Global Community Must Agree On Common Goal, Targets To Eliminate Poverty, Hunger

As leaders prepare to gather in New York next week at a meeting of the Open Working Group, Pamela Anderson, director of the agricultural development program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Josh Lozman, deputy director of program advocacy at the foundation, write in the foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog…

Scientific Evidence Should Translate To International Resolutions, Policies

Huffington Post: We Have Consensus Houston Michel Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “One of the unreported key events in the mainstream media at the recently concluded 57th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna was the coming together…

Challenges Lie Ahead To Build ‘More Equality And Equity Between Men And Women’

Huffington Post: Once We Make This Dream a Reality Michelle Bachelet, president of Chile “…Nearly 20 years on from the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, we must recognize the significant progress that was made possible thanks to the commitment of international organizations, states and civil society. However, we still…

Innovation, Collaborative Leadership Can End Malaria

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Out of Collaborative Leadership Comes Innovation — How We Will Beat Malaria James Whiting, executive director of Malaria No More U.K., discusses the importance and power of collaborative leadership and innovation in ending malaria (7/9).

Kaiser Family Foundation Web Briefing Discusses 2014 International AIDS Conference

Kaiser Family Foundation: Web Briefing for Media: Key Stories Ahead of the 2014 International AIDS Conference The Kaiser Family Foundation held an interactive web briefing exclusively for journalists on Friday to discuss key issues surrounding the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, from July 20-25. An archived webcast is available…

International AIDS Conference To Focus Attention On HIV Prevention Strategies

Healthline: AIDS Conference to Focus on Prevention in Countries with Anti-Gay Laws “The 2014 International AIDS Conference begins Sunday and will highlight stark contrasts in the world of HIV prevention, research, and education … [experts discussed] during an online news conference last week…” (Heitz, 7/16). The Kaiser Family Foundation web…