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Global Community Can End AIDS With Continued Commitment, Shared Responsibility

“As recently as 10 years ago, AIDS was a death sentence for many, and experts warned that in parts of the world, we had reached a point literally of no return,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry writes in the Huffington Post’s “The Big Push” blog. “But what I remember…

Coordinated Effort On Vaccine Development Will Accelerate Progress

“I, along with eight fellow scientists, have proposed the establishment of a new human-immunology-based clinical-research initiative, the Human Vaccines Project,” Wayne Koff, senior vice president and chief scientific officer of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, writes in a Project Syndicate opinion piece. “In February 2014, leading scientists and public health…

Opinion Pieces, Editorial Address Global Fund Pledges

Donor countries, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector on Tuesday pledged $12 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis at its replenishment meeting. The following summary of opinion pieces and editorial discuss the Global Fund and its work. Lucy Chesire, Huffington Post’s “The Big Push” blog:…

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…

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…

Data-Collection Systems Will Show Progress On Access To Family Planning

“For women to fulfill their amazing potential, they tell me over and over again, they need the power to decide when to have children, so they can keep their families healthy, well-nourished and educated,” Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes in a New York Times…

Family Planning Efforts Must Address Health, Survival Of Infants

“There are a variety of reasons why women in traditional or less-developed societies give birth to many children: religious, cultural, economic, status and lack of adequate information. But one reason that seems so obvious once you think about it — but which seldom tops the list — is the fear…

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…

Stronger Measures Needed To Protect Polio Workers From Attacks In Pakistan

“Attacks on polio workers have become dangerously frequent, and so security measures are being ratcheted up,” an editorial in Pakistan’s The Nation states. “But even in cases where apparently ample security is provided, attacks happen. Instances where police patrols accompanying the health workers, have themselves come under fatal attack, are…

Opinion Pieces Published In Recognition Of World AIDS Day

The following summaries represent some of the many opinion pieces published to recognize World AIDS Day, December 1. Chris Beyrer and Michel Kazatchkine, BBC News: “[T]he recurring themes of stigma and discrimination at the social, cultural and political levels” are preventing key affected populations, such as men who have sex…