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Report Examines Potential Implications Of Inadequate Global Fund Donations

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog examines a new report (.pdf) “developed by International Civil Society Support to support the Global Fund Advocates Network, in close consultation with the Global Fund Secretariat and its technical partners (UNAIDS, the STOP TB Partnership and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership).”…

Global Fund Money Helping Myanmar Provide ART For More People

Al Jazeera examines how a Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria grant is helping Myanmar provide antiretroviral therapy (ART) to its HIV-positive population. “Since 2010, when the Global Fund resumed work after pulling out of the country in 2005 due to government restrictions on its staff, Myanmar has…

Global Fund Seeks $15B For Efforts Against AIDS, TB, Malaria

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “said on Thursday it needs $15 billion over the next three years to begin bringing ‘the three big global pandemics’ under control,” Reuters reports. “In a report released ahead of a pledging conference later this year, the [Global Fund] said timely…

Briefing Paper Examines Funding For Global Health Product Development

Noting “the development of medicines, vaccines and diagnostic tools to stop preventable illnesses and deaths from treatable illnesses  has relied on significant investments from a handful of governments and philanthropic organizations,” the Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog highlights a new briefing paper (.pdf) from the Global Health…

CDC Director Warns Of U.S. Complacency On Global Health Issues As Agency Faces Budget Cuts

“America is facing a ‘perfect storm of vulnerability’ for exposure to infectious diseases, making public health efforts more important than ever, [CDC Director Tom Frieden] warned Tuesday” during a luncheon at the National Press Club, the Washington Times reports. “The successful fight against many infectious diseases can lead to a…

More Funding Needed To Properly Treat, Prevent Malaria Worldwide

“Malaria is an entirely treatable and mostly preventable disease … So why has the world not eradicated it already?” Senator for British Columbia Mobina Jaffer writes in the Huffington Post Canada’s “Impact” blog. She describes the disease and its history, noting, “over 3.3 billion people are at risk of contracting…

World Will Not Reach MDG Targets Without More Intense Efforts, Money

Noting “[t]he United Nations General Assembly will meet later this month to assess progress — impressive in some areas, halting in others — toward achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals [MDGs], which were adopted in 2000 and are supposed to be reached by the end of 2015,” a New…

Independent Audit Critical Of USAID Funds For Afghan Health Projects

“An independent audit released Thursday accused [USAID] of ‘reckless disregard toward the management of U.S. taxpayer dollars,’ prompting an angry rebuttal from the agency leading American reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan,” the Los Angeles Times reports (Bengali, 9/5). “In its latest report [.pdf] sharply criticizing U.S. government aid programs, the Office…

Focus On MICs For Greatest Impact On Disease

In the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) “Global Health Policy” blog, Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy and senior fellow at CGD, and CGD Research Assistant Yuna Sakuma compare new data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington with a paper Glassman…

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