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AVAC, amfAR Release Progress Report On Global Effort To End AIDS

AVAC and amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, on Friday released a new progress report (.pdf) following up on the release of the Action Agenda to End AIDS (.pdf), which was launched in July at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), amfAR writes on its webpage. “The Action Agenda…

Donor Funding For HIV/AIDS ‘Essentially Remained Flat Since 2008,’ Devex Reports

“[A] joint report from UNAIDS and the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals donor contributions to HIV and AIDS have essentially remained flat since 2008,” Devex reports. “The report also notes that total HIV and AIDS commitments among major donor countries decreased in 2012 — governments pledged to provide $8.8 billion in…

Secretary Kerry Commends U.S., Botswana Partnership Against AIDS

In a message to Botswana on the occasion of its 47th independence anniversary on Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the partnership between the U.S. and Botswana in the fight against HIV/AIDS “has made ‘important strides,’ but that the battle is not over,” PANA/AfriqueJet reports (10/1). “Our shared…

CGD Blog Examines PEPFAR Stewardship And Oversight Act Of 2013

Writing in the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) “Global Health Policy” blog, Policy Outreach Associate Jenny Ottenhoff examines the PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013 (S 1545/HR 3177), “which aims to extend and modernize the landmark U.S. global AIDS program.” She writes, “The bill is short (18 pages!), has…

USAID Helping Families In Cote d’Ivoire

“USAID is helping communities in rural Cote d’Ivoire develop economic resiliency,” Andrea Halverson, deputy health officer for USAID Cote d’Ivoire, writes in the agency’s “IMPACTblog.” She continues, “Through our partners SAVE the Children and AVSI, we are supporting several types of economic strengthening activities, all of which increase the productive…

Open Society Foundations Releases Briefings On Findings From HIV, Law Commission

The Open Society Foundations this week released several briefing papers highlighting findings by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law in its report ‘HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights, and Health.’ Issues covered include women living with HIV, transgender people, sex workers, people who use drugs, people living with HIV,…

New Issue of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has published Issue 26 of its newsletter, the “Global Fund News Flash.” The issue focuses on recent commitments by the U.S. and U.K., highlights a UNAIDS report showing a decrease in the number of new HIV infections, and discusses how Bangladesh…

End Of AIDS Within Reach With Sustained, Increased Investment

“A decade ago, the notion of beginning to end the [AIDS] epidemic was a dream. Now it has the possibility of becoming a reality,” Chris Collins, vice president and director of public policy for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC, write in the…

Senate Could Act On PEPFAR Bill Despite U.S. Government Shutdown

“While much of the work in this shuttered capital has ground to a halt, the Senate is still open for business, and that means that the body could act on S 1545, the PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Bill of 2013, as early as this coming Monday,” the Center for Global…

Blog Features Updates From Two Conferences Focused On Infectious Disease Research

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog features “live-blogging” from two events, the ID Week 2013 meeting that took place last week in San Francisco and the AIDS Vaccine 2013 meeting this week in Barcelona, Spain. The blog highlights a presentation on HIV prevention and another on tuberculosis…

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