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Ambassador Goosby Pens Last Blog Post As U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

“It is with a degree of sadness but also an enormous debt of gratitude that I post my final blog as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and head of the Office of Global Health Diplomacy,” Ambassador Eric Goosby writes in the State Department’s “DipNote” blog. The success of PEPFAR and “arriv[ing]…

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…

President Obama Should Take Two Actions To Advance AIDS-Free Generation Goal

“We are making historic progress against HIV/AIDS … [y]et AIDS remains the leading cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa,” Desmond Tutu, archbishop emeritus of Cape Town and honorary chair of endgame, writes in a Politico opinion piece. “President Barack Obama should be commended for uniting the world behind the goal…

Ambassador Birx Highlights Principles Of PEPFAR’s Public Health Approach

Ambassador Deborah Birx, who was confirmed as the new U.S. global AIDS coordinator last week, released a statement on the principles of PEPFAR’s public health approach. She notes, “We have delivered results by following sound science, focusing on impact, targeting efforts where the virus is most prevalent, and grounding our…

Foreign Aid Programs Can Boost Public Perceptions Of Donor Countries

Washington Post: Doing well by doing good: foreign aid improves opinions of the U.S. Benjamin Goldsmith of the University of Sydney; Yusaku Horiuchi of Dartmouth College; and Terence Wood of Australia National University “…A fundamental question … is whether helping the poor in recipient countries and bringing benefits to donor…

New Global AIDS Coordinator Can Deliver On Vision Of AIDS-Free Generation

GlobalPost: New U.S. global AIDS coordinator has a roadmap to eliminating the disease Latanya Mapp Frett, vice president-global at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America “… Early this year, the Obama administration nominated Deborah Birx as the next U.S. global AIDS coordinator and first woman to assume the role. ……

Senate Hearing Scheduled For Global AIDS Coordinator Nominee Deborah Birx

“A U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing on the nomination of Dr. Deborah Birx to be the next Ambassador at Large and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator has been scheduled for March 6, at 2 p.m.,” the Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports. “…The hearing, which will…

Groups Look Forward To Hearing On Birx Nomination To Head PEPFAR

“At 2 p.m. Eastern today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee takes up the nomination of Dr. Deborah Birx to be the next leader of one of the great successes in United States foreign assistance — the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). … [W]hile we frequently take time to…