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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…

More Investment In Harm Reduction Needed To Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

Huffington Post: AIDS-Free Generation Will Not Be Achieved Without More Investment in Harm Reduction David Olson, global health communications expert “…To coincide with the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, Harm Reduction International, the International Drug Policy Consortium, and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance are publishing a report that says…

Report Examines Efforts To Scale Up TB-HIV Response

ACTION: From Rhetoric to Reality: An analysis of donor and implementing country efforts to scale up the TB-HIV response The report shows leading donors and affected countries are failing to implement WHO guidelines on TB-HIV, TB-HIV activities are neglected by HIV programs, and joint disease programs are often carried out…

Report Shows No Reduction In Foreign Aid Programs’ Waste, Duplication

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Waste, overlap, and inefficiency still plague foreign aid programs — report “…Despite this drive for results, a new report by top Washington think tanks finds no measurable advance in reducing waste and duplication in foreign aid programs, nor any improvement in how aid was distributed in the…

Somalia Declares Drought, Faces Worsening Food Crisis

News outlets report on Somalia’s drought and worsening food crisis. Agence France-Presse: Somalia facing disaster three years after devastating famine “Three years after famine in Somalia killed a quarter of a million people in six months, aid agencies warned Sunday a new catastrophe is looming unless urgent aid arrives. A…

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