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Devex Examines Shifts, Declines In Global AIDS Funding

Devex: AIDS funding is in crisis. Who will step up? “…Scientists say the tools are available to end the AIDS epidemic. But public health interventions are running out of money. And even as officials talk about the approaching end of a pandemic that has killed more than 35 million people,…

U.S. Suspends More Than $200M In Syrian Humanitarian Aid Contracts Over Fraud Suspicions

Washington Post: Suspecting fraud, U.S. suspends some Syrian aid programs “While the White House has placed humanitarian aid at the heart of its Syria policy, the government agency charged with disbursing it has frozen more than $200 million in contracts, fearing significant fraud. As fighting deepens night­marish conditions across northern…

Global AIDS Funding Reduction Threatens Years Of Progress Toward Ending Epidemic

Devex: Funding shortfall threatens ‘test and treat’ for HIV and AIDS “Global funding shortages and challenges in ensuring adherence to treatment are threatening to delay or even derail new recommendations that all HIV patients begin antiretroviral drug therapy as soon as they are diagnosed. … The ‘test and treat strategy’…

Large South African Study Shows Challenges Of Treatment As Prevention

Science: Large study spotlights limits of HIV treatment as prevention “One of the great unknowns in HIV/AIDS research is how much prevention bang you get for your treatment buck. Yes, antiretroviral (ARV) drugs make individuals less infectious, but how many people have to be on treatment to slow spread in…

Private Donations For Zika Response Not Forthcoming, U.S. News Reports

U.S. News & World Report: Where Are the Private Donations for Zika? “When Ebola was drawing international headlines and alarming global health officials, several of the most famous U.S. billionaires came forward to offer financial support. … But that same outpouring of cash isn’t happening with Zika…” (Leonard, 7/25).

Members Of Congress Failed To Acknowledge Threat Of Zika In U.S.

Wall Street Journal: Zika Funding: What If Political Gridlock Isn’t Why Congress Hasn’t Acted? Ron Klain, external adviser to the Skoll Global Threats Fund “How did something that should have been uncontroversial — relatively modest funding to fight a new infectious disease in the U.S. — become so hard that…

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