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LMICs’ R&D Funding For Neglected Diseases Remains Low, Report Says

“Developing nations’ research and development (R&D) funding for neglected diseases remains low, despite hopes that emerging economies would provide new funding streams, according to a major annual report published [Wednesday],” SciDev.Net reports. “Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) provided only four percent of public funding for such R&D in 2012, the…

New Issue of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has published Issue 33 of its newsletter, the “Global Fund News Flash.” The issue highlights the death of Nelson Mandela, examines the Global Fund’s Fourth Replenishment conference held in Washington, D.C., last week, which saw pledges of “$12 billion for the…

Lack Of Political Will Hindering AIDS Response

In a Globe and Mail opinion piece, Canadian researcher, writer and activist Gerald Caplan examines progress in the AIDS response since the early days of the disease, and he highlights a list of “challenges and misunderstandings” that remain today. “Although much is being done on the AIDS front, somehow there…

Global Community Must Integrate Post-2015 Development Goals, Focus On Long-Term Goals

Noting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) “are nearing their expiration date in 2015,” Yael Velleman, senior policy analyst for health and sanitation at WaterAid, writes in a Devex opinion piece, “We need to better coordinate our health response post-2015. Setting separate targets on nutrition, water and sanitation have fragmented our…

U.S. Government, Private Sector Have ‘Indispensable Role’ In Emergency Aid

“Something every American needs to know: When it comes to emergency response, and longer term efforts on behalf of child survival and disease reduction, U.S. foreign aid plays an indispensable role,” Marty Martin, global executive officer at Food for the Hungry, writes in the Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog. “U.S. funding,…

Blog Posts Highlight Recent Actions Surrounding Global Fund Replenishment

In two posts, the Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog summarizes a Georgetown University event that took place Wednesday, titled “The Global Fund 2014-2016: Sustaining the Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.” In the first post, the blog includes comments from speakers Mark Dybul, Global Fund executive director;…

World Leaders’ Failure To Pledge $5B Per Year To Global Fund ‘Absurd’

“The world as a whole didn’t come up with a measly $5 billion a year for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. $5 billion was a bare minimum needed to maintain momentum in the fight against these diseases,” Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia…

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