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Wealthy Nations Must Step Up Foreign Aid Funding To End AIDS Epidemic, Geldof Says

News outlets report on musician and philanthropist Bob Geldof’s comments at the 20th International AIDS Conference. Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Bob Geldof slams wealthy countries over ‘disgraceful’ lack of HIV funding “Musician and activist Sir Bob Geldof has called for more foreign aid funding from wealthy countries, including Australia, to defeat…

U.N. Top Humanitarian Official Calls For Changes In Relief Delivery

Associated Press: U.N. humanitarian chief calls for aid revamp “The U.N.’s top humanitarian official called Thursday for major changes in the delivery of relief, as funding falls short because of a growing number of conflicts and disasters…” (7/23).

More Funding Needed To Address Hunger In CAR

Huffington Post: Food Supplies for Refugees in Cameroon Dangerously Low William Lambers, author and blogger “By taking action now we can save refugees from starvation in Africa. This includes over 100,000 war victims from the Central African Republic (CAR) who have fled to Cameroon. Tragically, funding for humanitarian aid is…

Devex Interactive Series Explores USAID’s History

Devex: USAID: A history of U.S. foreign aid Devex presents a new interactive series “that explores the history of USAID, its administrators, and U.S. foreign aid” (July 2014).

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash Issue 46 of the Global Fund News Flash includes articles on the 20th International AIDS Conference and the “second window” for reviewing applications for funding (7/24).

Senate Defense Appropriations Bill Shows Support For Global Heath R&D

Global Health Technologies’ “Breakthroughs”: Senate shows strong support for global health R&D in defense appropriations bill and report Marissa Chmiola, communications officer at GHTC, discusses a Senate Department of Defense appropriations bill and report that shows strong support for global health research and development efforts. “…GHTC is glad to see…

Report Shows Mixed Results For HIV Funding In 2013

Devex: ‘A mixed story’ for HIV funding in 2013 “…While support for HIV and AIDS interventions over the years has been significant, a lot still needs to be done to reverse the spread of the disease. Global funding commitments [by donor governments] to HIV and AIDS in 2013 fell three…

Media Reports Examine Aspects Of West African Ebola Outbreak

News outlets continue coverage on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Reuters: Ebola outbreak not hurting investment in Sierra Leone: foreign minister “The Ebola outbreak has not hurt foreign investment in Sierra Leone but will inevitably require more spending to fight it, the country’s foreign minister said on Monday…” (Cohn/Vellacott, 7/21).…

Reaching Goal Of Universal ‘Undetectable’ Viral Load Requires More Effort

Huffington Post: “Undetectable” HIV: A New Goal for the Global AIDS Response? Matthew Kavanagh, AIDS and human rights researcher and activist “…Leading groups from the AIDS movement throughout the world [this week] demanded a bold new focus on enabling every person with HIV to achieve an ‘undetectable’ viral load and…