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New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash discusses the Stop TB Partnership’s launch of an online consultation process for the development of the Global Plan to Stop TB 2016-2020; efforts to expand viral load testing; the status…

First South African HIV Stigma Index Released At National AIDS Conference

News outlets highlight findings from a new report on HIV/AIDS stigma that was released at the 7th South African AIDS Conference. Business Day: Index uncovers stigma levels experienced by people living with HIV “A third of South Africans living with HIV say they have experienced stigma and a tenth have…

Study Examines Employment Trends In 10 Sub-Saharan African PEPFAR Countries

Health Affairs: PEPFAR Funding Associated With An Increase In Employment Among Males in Ten Sub-Saharan African Countries Zachary Wagner, a doctoral student in health economics at the University of California, Berkeley; Jeremy Barofsky, the Okun-Model Fellow at the Brookings Institution; and Neeraj Sood, an associate professor of health economics and…

Focus On Better Management, Deployment Of Existing, New Drugs Instead Of Cost

The Hill: New approach needed in fight against deadly diseases Roger Bate, scholar at the American Enterprise Institute “…Constant focus on drug pricing and criticism of lack of access can discourage developers from investing in new treatments. … TB and malaria are being combated in poor countries, but drug resistance…

G7 Leaders Should Make Firm Commitment, Act To End AIDS

Devex: Making HIV and AIDS rhetoric a reality once and for all Mike Podmore, policy manager with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “This time 10 years ago, world leaders of what was then the G8 made a historic commitment to universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support by 2010.…

South Africa, International Partners Must Address Challenges Of TB

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: South Africa’s Health Challenges: An Elephant in the Room CSIS Senior Associate Phil Nieburg discusses the challenges to preventing and treating tuberculosis in South Africa, writing, “…The South African government and its international partners need to work to address the structural…