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Blog, Forthcoming Paper Examine PEPFAR’s ‘Financial Flows’

Noting the release of the Institute of Medicine’s PEPFAR evaluation and “our own work-in-progress on PEPFAR’s value for money and data management,” Victoria Fan, a research fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD), and Rachel Silverman, a research assistant at CGD, highlight “two focus areas that … are the subject of…

GlobalPost Reports On IOM Evaluation Of PEPFAR

GlobalPost reports on “[a]n independent evaluation of the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), released [February 20] by the Institute of Medicine (IOM),” writing that the report “lauded the program’s achievements as proof that HIV services can be delivered successfully on a large scale” and “also recommended several changes to the program, to ensure…

Implications Of IOM PEPFAR Evaluation For Global Fund

“The U.S. Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences recently completed a congressionally mandated impact evaluation of the PEPFAR HIV/AIDS program, which is the single largest ever health initiative of the U.S. government,” Todd Summers, senior adviser at the Center for Strategic & International Studies’ (CSIS) Global Health Policy Center,…

PEPFAR Should Consider Performance-Based Financing

“The recent IOM evaluation of PEPFAR made clear that a key challenge for the program moving forward will be to get country governments to effectively assume primary responsibility of AIDS programs in their countries, both in terms of finances and ‘leadership,'” Victoria Fan and Jenny Ottenhoff of the Center for Global Development…

Also in Global Health News: Central America Malaria, Dengue Project; Bush Receives Recognition for PEPFAR; Nepal Neonatal Deaths; Malaria in Mumbai

Spain , Gates Foundation Exploring Project To Fight Dengue, Malaria in Central America Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and Bill Gates agreed on Tuesday to explore the possibility of a Central American malaria and dengue fever elimination effort, which would be coordinated by Mexico and Spain, the Latin…

Opinion: Second-Line ARVs in India; PEPFAR Funding

Access To Second-Line Antiretrovirals In India The successful scale-up of services for people living with HIV (PLHIV) in India “is now at risk,” write Loon Gangte, president of the Delhi Network of Positive People, and Leena Menghaney, projects manager in India for Medecins Sans Frontieres’ Campaign for Access to Essential…

GlobalPost Blog Examines Large-Scale Public Sector Condom Distribution Campaigns In U.S. Versus Abroad

GlobalPost’s “Global Pulse” blog profiles Washington, D.C.’s public condom distribution campaign, the Rubber Revolution Campaign, one of only a handful of large-scale public sector condom distribution campaigns in the U.S., and examines why public sector condom campaigns are more common outside of the U.S. “In other parts of the world, public sector condom campaigns are standard, [according to Michael Kharfen, bureau chief of partnerships and community outreach at the D.C. Department of Health], while in the United States they are primarily run through non-profit organizations,” the blog writes, noting, “Kharfen added that there is a lesson to be learned from other countries’ efforts to promote condom use through social marketing and public education.”