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Obama To Discuss U.S. Funding For HIV/AIDS Efforts With African Leaders

Washington Post: Obama and African leaders to discuss U.S. funding for HIV/AIDS “When African leaders arrive in Washington this week to meet with President Obama, one of the most politically sensitive issues expected to be discussed is the future of the U.S. commitment to global efforts to deal with HIV/AIDS.…

Birx Allays Fears Among Kenyan Activists, Officials That U.S. Plans To Cut PEPFAR Funding

Standard Digital: U.S. dispels fears that it will cut HIV/AIDS funding to Kenya “The Barack Obama administration has allayed fears that it was slashing funding for fighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Kenya through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx…

WHO, West African Nations Announce $100M Plan To Combat Ebola

News outlets report on the announcement of a $100 million plan to fight Ebola in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: African leaders to launch $100m Ebola battle plan “The head of the World Health Organization and presidents of the West African countries suffering the world’s worst-ever Ebola outbreak met in Guinea…

U.N. Calls For Renewed Emergency Funds To Address Food Shortages In Sahel

The Guardian: Refugees and patchy rains trigger new Sahel hunger crisis “About $100 million of funding is needed from international donors to pay for food security programs in the Sahel, the U.N. has warned, as more than 20 million people continue to face shortages…” (Anderson, 7/31).

U.N.-Backed Summit Calls For Enhanced Donor Commitments To LDCs

U.N. News Centre: At U.N.-backed summit, least developed countries urge enhanced partnerships, aid commitments “At the closing today of a conference in Cotonou, Benin, ministers, senior government officials, and United Nations representatives called on donor countries to fulfill their commitments and go even further, by allocating at least 50 percent…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 248 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter includes articles on the 20th International AIDS Conference and possible Global Fund revenue streams, among others (7/31).

Germany Increases 2014 Contribution To Global Fund

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund Welcomes Germany’s Increased Contribution “The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria warmly welcomed a decision by the German parliament to increase Germany’s contribution to €245 million for 2014 in the budget for this year, reaffirming a strong commitment…

Kenyan Activists, Government Officials Worry PEPFAR Scale Back Will Affect HIV Programs

IRIN: HIV funding worries in Kenya “The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the biggest funder of HIV programs in Kenya, is set to significantly scale down its funding, a move activists and government officials believe could negatively affect the country’s fight against the disease…” (7/30).