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UNAIDS ‘Expresses Deep Gratitude’ To Ambassador Goosby For Work On HIV/AIDS

In a press release, UNAIDS “expresses deep gratitude to Ambassador Eric Goosby for his outstanding work on the AIDS response as United States Global AIDS Coordinator and head of the Department of State’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy.” Goosby resigned his position on November 1, the press release notes, adding,…

Paying Tribute To Ambassador Goosby

In a post in the AIDS.gov blog, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at NIH, pays tribute to Ambassador Eric Goosby, who stepped down from his posts as the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and head of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of…

Lawmakers Urge President Obama To Double PEPFAR Treatment Goal

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), “along with 38 other lawmakers, sent a letter [.pdf] to President Obama calling on the administration to announce a doubling of the number of people on treatment through [PEPFAR] during the Fourth Replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis…

Vietnam Expresses Concern That Donor Cuts In HIV/AIDS Funding Will Hamper Progress, IRIN Reports

“The Vietnamese government warns that multi-million dollar donor cutbacks could undermine progress in the country’s HIV/AIDS services,” IRIN reports. “More than 70 percent of Vietnam’s HIV/AIDS response comes from international donors, which plan to reduce or phase out projects due to the country’s new middle-income status and the global financial…

Blog Examines PEPFAR, Global Fund Collaboration In Haiti

“For the past decade, [PEPFAR and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria] have navigated uncharted waters,” Michael Johnson, Global Fund attaché to the permanent mission of the U.S. to the U.N. and other international organizations, writes in the AIDS.gov blog. He provides a brief overview of the…

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…

Secretary Reaffirms U.S. Commitment To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation Through PEPFAR

In a meeting with top African and global health leaders on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York last week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry “reaffirmed the U.S. government’s commitment to assist countries in realizing the promise of an AIDS-free generation and reaching their broader health…

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes Amended PEPFAR Stewardship And Oversight Act

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday night passed by voice vote an amended version of the PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act, introduced last week by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the committee’s ranking member, the Center for Global…

Blog Examines Impact Of Government Shutdown On Global Health R&D

In a guest post on the Global Health Technologies Coalition’s (GHTC) “Breakthroughs” blog, “Jenny Howell — senior policy and advocacy associate at PATH working with the GHTC — writes about how the government shutdown and budget negotiations in Congress will impact global health research and development (R&D) programs across 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…

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