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Ambassador Goosby Highlights PEPFAR Investments in Laboratory Networks, Commodities, Workforce

“Strong laboratories and well-trained laboratory specialists are critical to well-functioning health systems, enabling clinicians and health workers to diagnose and treat a range of diseases and conditions, Ambassador Eric Goosby, head of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy and the U.S. global AIDS coordinator, writes in the…

Opinion Pieces Address Supreme Court Ruling Striking Down Anti-Prostitution Pledge

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down as unconstitutional the federal government’s requirement that groups accepting U.S. aid declare their opposition to prostitution. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion (.pdf), with Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissenting, and Justice Elena Kagan recusing herself. The following editorials…

State Department Cable Addresses Civil Society Engagement With PEPFAR

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog summarizes an unclassified “State Department cable sent to embassies around the world earlier this month and released Monday” that discusses civil society engagement under PEPFAR (Barton, 6/25). “One of the major goals outlined in the document is to increase civil society…

Blog Examines PEPFAR Funding Uncertainties

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog examines ongoing federal budget negotiations and funding for PEPFAR, writing, “As policymakers and legislators celebrated PEPFAR’s 10th birthday with pledges of ‘strengthened’ commitment to the goal of an AIDS-free generation, and researchers compared findings on the challenges ahead, events on Capitol…

Blog Examines UNAIDS, PEPFAR Progress Report On Efforts To Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

Noting “in July 2011, UNAIDS launched a joint initiative with PEPFAR … to help achieve the goal of an AIDS-free generation,” Ann Starrs, president and co-founder of Family Care International (FCI), highlights in “The FCI Blog” a report released on Thursday by UNAIDS and PEPFAR “on progress in this important…

Bush Administration AIDS Policies ‘Overshadowing’ Obama’s Tour Of Sub-Saharan Africa, Washington Post Reports

The Washington Post examines how a focus on policies implemented under President George W. Bush — specifically PEPFAR — are “overshadowing” President Obama’s current three-country tour of sub-Saharan Africa, writing, “Obama has been widely applauded for distinguishing himself from Bush’s policies, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan,” but “across this continent,…

New Global Update On HIV/AIDS Shows 9.7M On Treatment In 2012

A new report from UNAIDS, the WHO and UNICEF, titled “Global update on HIV treatment 2013: results, impact and opportunities” and released at the 7th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with new WHO treatment guidelines, shows a “record 9.7 million people…

Partnerships Critical To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

Citing President Obama’s trip to Africa, including a visit to South Africa, Ambassador Eric Goosby, head of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy and the U.S. global AIDS coordinator, writes in a CNN opinion piece, “[A]s President Obama makes this historic trip to Africa, we are at a…