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Domestic, Innovative Financing Will Advance Health Sector In Africa

Huffington Post: Investing in Health: African Countries Expand Domestic and Innovative Financing Deborah Derrick, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “… [T]his week’s summit provides an opportunity to reflect on the progress made through U.S. investments in institutions such as the President’s Emergency Plan…

NPR Discusses PEPFAR’s Future With Ambassador Deborah Birx

NPR: Plotting The American Role In Fighting The AIDS Epidemic “… Melissa Block talks with Ambassador Deborah Birx, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. Birx oversees the program known as PEPFAR — the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Birx talks about combating complacency, as well as the human rights issues…

Opinion Pieces, Editorial Discuss U.S. Approach To Ebola, African Aid

Opinion pieces and an editorial discuss the U.S. government’s approach to fighting Ebola and sending aid to Africa. Washington Post: Why Ebola worries the Defense Department Rick Noack, Arthur F. Burns Fellow at the Washington Post “While the public discourse on Ebola has so far been fixated on the public…

USAID Launches Project To Tackle HIV In Vietnam

Xinhua News/Global Post: USAID helps Vietnam tackle HIV infections “The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a two-year project to improve community response to HIV in Vietnam’s southern Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho City and An Giang province, local Thanh Nien (Youth) reported Tuesday…” (8/5).

Nigeria Approves Funding For Maternal, Child Health

The Guardian/AllAfrica: Nigeria: Govt Approves Subsidies for Pregnant Women, Children, Health Care Funding “The federal government has approved the implementation of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) subsidy funding for pregnant women and children under the age of five year[s]. The measure is aimed at enlarging the number of beneficiaries of the…

Obama To Discuss U.S. Funding For HIV/AIDS Efforts With African Leaders

Washington Post: Obama and African leaders to discuss U.S. funding for HIV/AIDS “When African leaders arrive in Washington this week to meet with President Obama, one of the most politically sensitive issues expected to be discussed is the future of the U.S. commitment to global efforts to deal with HIV/AIDS.…

Birx Allays Fears Among Kenyan Activists, Officials That U.S. Plans To Cut PEPFAR Funding

Standard Digital: U.S. dispels fears that it will cut HIV/AIDS funding to Kenya “The Barack Obama administration has allayed fears that it was slashing funding for fighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Kenya through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx…

WHO, West African Nations Announce $100M Plan To Combat Ebola

News outlets report on the announcement of a $100 million plan to fight Ebola in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: African leaders to launch $100m Ebola battle plan “The head of the World Health Organization and presidents of the West African countries suffering the world’s worst-ever Ebola outbreak met in Guinea…