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IPS Examines How Funding Cuts Might Affect HIV/AIDS Treatment Programs Worldwide

Inter Press Service examines how funding cuts for international HIV/AIDS programs are already being felt worldwide and how this issue was discussed at the 5th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, that concluded Wednesday.

U.N. Reports $4.8B ‘Record’ Aid Funding Shortfall

The U.N. on Tuesday said “it is running a record funding-shortfall of $4.8 billion for its aid operations in 16 crisis-ridden countries” and has received “less than half of the $9.5 billion it needs to carry out it humanitarian operations this year,” VOA News reports.

Former Ghanaian President Named WFP Ambassador

John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor, a former president of Ghana, has been named a global ambassador against hunger for the U.N.’s World Food Programme (WFP), Xinhua reports.

Opinion: U.S. Global HIV/AIDS Funding; Maternal Health; Meeting Needs Of Recipient Nations

U.S. Lawmakers Should Not Slow AIDS Funding According to a Concord Monitor opinion piece, PEPFAR has “fostered self-reliance… strengthened drug supply and delivery systems… trained new health care workers,” and the impact of U.S. tax dollars has been “multiplied” by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. “A…

Recent Releases: IAS 2009; HIV/AIDS Global Response, Treatment, Funding; PEPFAR; Health Affairs

IAS Conference Blog; Lancet Profiles Incoming Executive Director Ahead of the 5th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, which begins on Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa – the IAS 2009 Live blog started publishing, including the latest developments and resources and featured guest bloggers. A Lancet perspective piece profiles…

Clinton Comments On Vacant USAID Administrator Post

“Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday she is frustrated over the failure” to name a new head of the USAID, despite it being a priority for the administration, AFP/Google.com reports.