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International Community Must Fill Funding Gap For AIDS, TB, Malaria

Despite “enormous gains made over the past decade to curb three devastating diseases: AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria … there is still a big gap between what’s been accomplished and what more could be done with sufficient financing,” a New York Times editorial states. The editorial summarizes progress against the diseases,…

Blog Posts Address World Malaria Report 2013

The following is a summary of blog posts addressing the WHO’s World Malaria Report 2013, released Wednesday. John Kerry, State Department’s “DipNote” blog: The report “confirms what many of us have long believed: we’re knocking on the door of doing what many fifteen years ago deemed impossible. The bottom line:…

CSIS Publication Examines Challenges Ahead For Global Fund

Noting the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria recently secured $12 billion in new pledges at a replenishment conference, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director of the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and Katherine Bliss, a senior associate…

Budget Deal’s Impact On Foreign Assistance Unknown, Devex Reports

“Bipartisan negotiators announced on Tuesday a deal on the U.S. federal budget that — despite modest spending cuts — hopes to end the three-year-long impasse which led to sequestration,” Devex reports. “At this stage and while details of the budget proposal are still being unveiled, … [s]upporters of the bill…

Global Fund’s Dybul ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ On Reaching 3-Year, $15B Pledge Goal

“The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria didn’t meet its goal last week of raising $15 billion to support disease programs over the next three years. But that isn’t stopping the Geneva-based organization’s executive director, Mark Dybul, from being ‘cautiously optimistic’ that it will,” the Wall Street Journal’s…

Urgent Need For Multipurpose HIV Prevention, Family Planning Methods Aimed At Women

“High HIV infection rates among women around the world point to an urgent demand for new prevention methods that specifically address women’s health needs,” Bethany Young Holt, the executive director of the Coalition Advancing Multipurpose Innovations, a project of the Public Health Institute, and Manjula Lusti-Narasimhan, a scientist with the…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 233 of its “Global Fund Observer.” The issue includes an article and analysis on the Global Fund’s recent replenishment conference, two articles discussing grants to applicants, and an article on how the “Eurasian…

Investing In Breastfeeding Will Help Future Generations Thrive

“Out of 135 million babies born each year, 83 million are not properly breastfed. … Several resolutions on infant and young child nutrition adopted by the [WHO] … have committed governments, global communities and the United Nations to a plethora of actions; yet the rates of optimal infant and young…

DNDi Recognizes 10th Anniversary

The Financial Times profiles the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi), which is recognizing its 10th anniversary this month. “DNDi has delivered six treatments for neglected diseases and has 12 ‘new chemical entities’ under development,” the newspaper writes, adding, “At €183 million [$252 million] spent to date, that translates into…

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