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U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Birx Discusses PEPFAR’s Successes, Challenges In NPR Interview

NPR: Top U.S. AIDS Official Touts Progress, Has Tough Words For Tanzania “For World AIDS Day, we sat down with the U.S. global AIDS coordinator, Deborah Birx, to talk about the state of the epidemic and the work of PEPFAR, set up by President George W. Bush in 2003 with…

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HIV Epidemic Coming Under Control In 3 Sub-Saharan African Nations, PEPFAR Data Show

The Economist: A report shows HIV in retreat in many African countries “…Some researchers predict that several African countries will soon achieve ‘epidemic control,’ meaning that fewer people are newly infected each year than die of the disease. New data from the American President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR),…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Need For Partnerships, Political Support, Additional Funding To End AIDS Epidemic

Project Syndicate: A Better Global Framework to End AIDS Isabella Lövin, minister for international development cooperation and deputy prime minster of Sweden, and Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS executive director “…The movement against AIDS has inspired all of us to help the people who continue to be left behind, and to commit…

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Washington State’s Global Health Community Should Lead Reforms To Better Distribute HIV Funding Among Donors, Recipient Nations

Humanosphere: Op-Ed: Is global health industry too self-serving in the fight against AIDS? Scott Barnhart, professor of medicine and global health, and Joanna Diallo, senior program manager in the department of global health, both at the University of Washington, Seattle, discuss a “self-serving model of development,” in which much of…

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Devex Examines Potential Implications For U.S. Global HIV/AIDS Spending Under Trump Administration

Devex: What the Trump administration could mean for U.S. HIV/AIDS spending “HIV/AIDS advocates are warning against any cuts to U.S. spending on the fight against the disease as the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump determines how it will approach global assistance. … While Trump has not said anything specifically…

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Task Force For Global Health CEO Discusses Group’s Mission, Goals In Huffington Post Interview

Huffington Post: Dr. David Ross, President and CEO, The Task Force for Global Health Interview “Dave Ross, ScD, is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Task Force for Global Health. In this role, Dr. Ross provides strategic direction to the Task Force and oversees seven programs focused on…

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NPR Examines Why Number Of New HIV Infections Worldwide Remains Around 2M Annually

NPR: Why Can’t We Bring Down The Number Of New HIV Cases? “…The number of people getting infected with HIV each year peaked in 1997 at about 3.5 million. Prevention efforts … have slashed that figure dramatically. But progress stalled around 2010. Since then the world has tallied about two…

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Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Investments In Tobacco Control Help Protect Nearly 1.7M People, Most In LMICs

Forbes: 10 Years Later: Bloomberg’s Big Bet on Tobacco Reduction “It comes out to less than a dollar a person: Since 2006, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ investment of more than $600 million to reduce tobacco use has helped protect nearly 1.7 billion people from smoking’s health hazards, primarily in low- and middle-income…

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Nigeria Considering Innovative Financing Mechanism For Malaria Prevention

Financial Times: World Bank health care social impact bond fundraising targets Africa malaria “Malaria may not seem an obvious focus for financial markets but Nigeria plans an ambitious new instrument to tackle the heavy burden of the disease. If it goes ahead, the Innovative Financing for Malaria Prevention and Treatment/Control…

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Incoming Trump Administration Could Help Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

Project Syndicate: The End of AIDS Jeffrey D. Sachs, professor and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and director of the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network “…[T]he goal of an ‘AIDS-Free Generation’ is realistically within reach. The required policy steps should be agreed in the early days of…

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