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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 — No Region Specified

UNICEF and Global Health Partners Open Market Entry for Innovative HIV Point of Care Diagnostics

Source: UNICEF Stories

he tender is part of a UNICEF and Clinton Health Access Initiative project, funded by UNITAID, to accelerate access to high quality POC HIV diagnostic equipment in seven African countries that carry one third of the world’s HIV burden.
Friday, April 18, 2014 — No Region Specified

Development Assistance For Global Health: Is The Funding Revolution Over?

Source: Health Affairs

In many ways, the last twenty years have been somewhat of a “revolution” in global health, as marked by rising attention, growing funding, and the creation of new, large scale initiatives to address global health challenges in low and middle income countries.
Monday, April 07, 2014 — No Region Specified

Uganda police raid U.S. military AIDS clinic, order it shut

Source: Erasing 76 Crimes

Activists in Uganda report that plain-clothes police raided a U.S. military-affiliated AIDS services clinic in Kampala today, accused it of promoting homosexuality, and ordered it to close.
Friday, April 04, 2014 — No Region Specified

How IBM is Using Nanotechnology to Tackle MRSA and HIV

Source: Fast Company

While giving a talk at a conference in Australia in the mid-2000s, IBM Research's lead scientist for the advanced organic materials group, James Hedrick, had an encounter that would make him rethink his career. At one point, Hedrick--who holds more than 100 patents--took a question from a woman in the audience. It wasn't what he was expecting.
Thursday, April 03, 2014 — Sub-Saharan Africa

South Africa to use Flavored Condoms to Tackle HIV

Source: BBC News

South Africa has some 6.4 million HIV-positive people - more than any other country.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 — Sub-Saharan Africa

How Millennium Challenge Corp. Partnership Will Help PEPFAR 'go local' in South Africa

Source: Devex

The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the U.S. Agency for International Development work together to help strengthen public health systems in South Africa by funding ARV distribution and equipment.
Friday, March 21, 2014 — No Region Specified

Malawi: Antenatal Access Key to Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

Source: All Africa

Malawi is leading the developing world in the Option B+ approach to preventing transmission of HIV from mothers to their children. Option B+ provides lifelong HIV medication to all HIV-positive pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 — Sub-Saharan Africa

Circumcised Men Abandoning Condoms

Source: ReliefWeb

Ernest Dhlamini of Mbabane city, Swaziland, was circumcised in 2006, to enjoy what he calls a clean life. Dhlamini says he is worried that a large number of men circumcised under current programs funded by international organizations, are now abandoning condoms and engaging in unsafe sex.
Monday, February 17, 2014 — No Region Specified

Africa Could Manufacture Its Own ARVs Drugs

Source: Spy Ghana

President John Dramani Mahama has made a strong case for African nations and other developing countries to be supported in the local manufacture of Anti Retroviral Drugs (ARV) to ensure a more affordable treatment of people living with AIDS.
Friday, February 14, 2014 — No Region Specified

UNAIDS and Lancet Commission to put forward recommendations on AIDS and global health for the post-2015 debate

Source: UNAIDS

The UNAIDS and Lancet Commission: Defeating AIDS – Advancing global health is meeting in London on the future of AIDS and global health in the post-2015 era—the recommendations will be published in The Lancet later this year.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 — No Region Specified

Africa: Narrow Funding Base 'Puts WHO Drug Programme At Risk'

Source: All Africa

The future of a WHO programme that ensures the quality of medicines for numerous global health NGOs and UN agencies is vulnerable unless more donors start funding it, health experts have warned.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 — No Region Specified

Is high blood pressure the new HIV epidemic?

Source: Science Codex

High blood pressure could be as devastating to global health as HIV, a group of experts is warning.
Friday, January 24, 2014 — No Region Specified

Launch Of the Africa Health Forum

Source: Business Ghana

Groupe Jeune Afrique and the African Development Bank announce the launch of the AFRICA HEALTH FORUM, the first international forum focusing on the health economy in Africa, which will take place in Geneva on 16 and 17 May 2014.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 — No Region Specified

Gates Foundation forms new health partnerships in South Africa

Source: Business Day

THE Medical Research Council (MRC) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) on Tuesday announced two new partnerships with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aimed at finding new tools to fight HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria.
Friday, January 17, 2014 — No Region Specified

Big pharma may threaten to cut South African investment in generics row

Source: Moneyweb

Global drug firms may threaten to cut their South African investments as part of a campaign against Pretoria's plans to overhaul its intellectual property laws to favour generic production, documents seen by Reuters show.
Thursday, January 16, 2014 — Sub-Saharan Africa

Better funding call for vital drug approval programme

Source: The Guardian

Without the prequalification programme of the World Health Organisation, Africa could have bad drugs or no drugs for HIV and TB, but this vital service for assessing medicine quality needs secure funds for the future, say experts
Friday, January 10, 2014 — No Region Specified

The Power of Partnership: Extraordinary Progress, Lessons Learned & Great Hope for Future in South Africa

Source: Huffington Post Impact

South Africa, with support from the United States through the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), provides more than 2.4 million of its people with antiretroviral treatment (ART) - saving countless lives, keeping families together, and increasing South Africa's overall economic productivity.
Thursday, January 09, 2014 — No Region Specified

5 ways to accelerate global health in 2014

Source: Devex

The potential offered by the wealth of information is profound. If used carefully, it could give us a better insight into the journey of disease across different regions, antibiotic resistance or the uptake of treatment.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 — No Region Specified

Viral load tests ‘could transform HIV treatment failure’

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling for an increased use of viral load monitoring to improve treatment outcomes of HIV patients, in its latest study on testing in Africa.
Thursday, January 02, 2014 — Sub-Saharan Africa

Kenya's Health Funding Is Still Not Enough

Source: allAfrica

In Kenya, the allocation of total government expenditure to health has been below 10 per cent since 2002.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 — No Region Specified

A Victory for Rwanda

Source: U.S. News

The African country synonymous with violence is winning the battle against disease and death.
Friday, December 13, 2013 — No Region Specified

UNITAID approves grants of over $140 million

Source: UNITAID press release

UNITAID’s Executive Board has approved over $140 million in new funding. The organisation remains committed to children living with HIV/AIDS and will continue funding treatment for almost 100,000 children in Malawi, Mozambique and Uganda. Additional investments have been targeted to further stabilize the paediatric HIV treatment market. UNITAID will also continue funding for existing projects to shape markets for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 — Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank, Global Fund, Partner to Expand Results-Based Financing for Maternal and Child Health

Source: The World Bank

Specifically, this partnership will identify opportunities to enable the inclusion of HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB services in RBF projects funded by these organizations
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 — No Region Specified

Global Fund: Quash Human Rights Barriers

Source: The Global Fund

In honor of International Human Rights Day, the Global Fund made an appeal to break down all human rights barriers to health, a critical factor in the goal of defeating AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 — No Region Specified

MSF Calls for Scale-Up of "Viral Load" Monitoring to Improve HIV Treatment in Developing Countries

Source: Doctors Without Borders

Global Fund and US-gov’t PEPFAR program must use purchasing power to get better prices for viral load tests.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 — Sub-Saharan Africa

African Domestic Investment in Health Grows in Zambia

Source: allAfrica

Increased trends of domestic investment in health by several African nations is highlighting efforts to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, the Global Fund has said.
Monday, December 09, 2013 — No Region Specified

In Latest Report, Professors Propose Health Investment Framework

Source: The Harvard Crimson

A global public health report co-authored by Harvard University professor Lawrence H. Summers, School of Public Health Dean Julio Frenk, and Public Health professor Sue J. Goldie, among others, proposes an unprecedented investment framework to significantly reduce health disparities between the poorest and the wealthiest nations.
Monday, December 09, 2013 — No Region Specified

African Countries Make New Investments in Health

Source: The Global Fund

A significant trend in increased domestic investment in health by several African nations is highlighting efforts to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, combined with new contributions to the Global Fund.
Friday, December 06, 2013 — Sub-Saharan Africa

Tanzania: Home Child Delivery an HIV/Aids Risk

Source: allAfrica

When HIV positive women give birth, treatment for the newborns has to start immediately as any delay may result into the transmission of viruses from mother to child
Friday, December 06, 2013 — No Region Specified

A California nonprofit is crowdfunding its tech-enabled HIV vaccine project

Source: Fierce Vaccines

It is now 25 years since the first World AIDS Day. Although patient outcomes have improved significantly over that time, the long-sought-after vaccine remains elusive.
Friday, December 06, 2013 — Sub-Saharan Africa

Portable Device Tests for HIV With a Single Drop of Blood

Source: Health Line

Advances in T-cell analysis give hope to HIV and ovarian cancer patients.
Friday, December 06, 2013 — South Asia

What We Can Learn from How 1 Million People Died in India

Source: Slate

The Million Death Study (MDS) involves biannual in-person surveys of more than 1 million households across India. The study covers the period from 1997 to the end of 2013, and will document roughly 1 million deaths.
Thursday, December 05, 2013 — No Region Specified

To Win Fight Against AIDS, We Must First Defeat TB

Source: IIP Digital

The overlap of TB and HIV is a deadly combination with tragic consequences. TB is the leading killer of people with HIV, accounting for one in four HIV-related deaths.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 — Sub-Saharan Africa

How Africa's researchers are solving Africa's health problems

Source: The Guardian

Researchers are pioneering treatments on the continent, for health challenges unique to the continent – but despite the successes African research institutions continue to lag behind
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 — Sub-Saharan Africa

Warning sign: The news on AIDS isn't all good

Source: Global Post

On World AIDS Day, an important question: Is an AIDS-free generation within reach?
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 — No Region Specified

Gates Foundation to Double Donation to Fight AIDS

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said he plans to nearly double his foundation’s contribution to the Geneva-based Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to as much as $500 million.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 — No Region Specified

Study Says Health disparities "could be eliminated in a generation"

Source: Reuters

Health disparities between rich and poor nations could be banished in a generation by investment in research, vaccines and drugs to combat diseases such as AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, global health experts said on Tuesday.
Monday, December 02, 2013 — No Region Specified

A Win-Win for Global Health: How to Combat AIDS and the Global Health Worker Shortage in Rwanda

Source: U.S. News

A program partnering health workers in Rwanda and the U.S. needs to continue.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 — South Asia

Red tape on grant delayed care for HIV patients, says Global Fund

Source: Live Mint

Health ministry sat on a grant offered to National AIDS Control Programme for about 18 months, leading to drug shortages
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 — Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa: Millions Still Waiting for Aids Revolution

Source: allAfrica

According to UNAIDS one in four people who start HIV treatment in low-and middle-income countries do so dangerously late.
Monday, November 25, 2013 — No Region Specified

Global AIDS Response - What Progress?

Source: HIV/AIDS Alliance

On Wednesday, in the run up of the World AIDS Day, UNAIDS released its 2013 report on the global epidemic
Friday, November 22, 2013 — No Region Specified

The Global Fund needs global collaboration

Source: The Hill

We should fund the Global Fund, no doubt about it. But we should ask the right questions now and initiate a change that would make a difference in development assistance.
Monday, November 11, 2013 — No Region Specified

Global Fund Board Predicts Strong Replenishment

Source: Press Release

The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria concluded its 30th meeting today with a firm endorsement of efforts leading to the Fourth Voluntary Replenishment Conference to be hosted by the United States Government in Washington D.C. on 2-3 December 2013.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 — Sub-Saharan Africa

Mobilium Smart Health app launched

Source: BizCommunity.com

Samsung and Mobilium Global have joined forces to distribute the Mobilium Smart Health app - a "Made For Africa" mobile health and wellness, smart device application.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 — Sub-Saharan Africa

Ethiopia: Global Fight Against Killer Diseases At Crossroads

Source: allAfrica

One of the greatest successes in development aid over the past decade has been the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. The Global Fund has saved millions of lives and helped countries around the world beat back three epidemic diseases. Now it is appealing to the world's governments and the private sector for another three years of funding, with governments set to decide on further financing in early December in Washington DC.
Monday, November 04, 2013 — No Region Specified

The risk with the Global Fund's new TB strategy

Source: Devex

Groups advocating for TB elimination are hailing a new Global Fund proposed strategy that could raise coverage of the disease’s treatment, but an expert warns it entails some risks.
Monday, October 28, 2013 — No Region Specified

Global Fund boss upbeat about funding future

Source: ABC Radio Australia

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria aims to find fifteen-billion dollars by December, as part of its replenishment efforts.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 — No Region Specified

Niger and Global Fund sign €13.5 Million malaria grant

Source: Newstime Africa

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has signed a 13.5 million euro grant agreement that will intensify efforts to provide families with mosquito nets and improve the diagnosis and treatment of malaria in Niger.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 — No Region Specified

Study shows HIV/AIDS remains a major health burden to Kenyans

Source: Africa Science News

Contrary to Kenya’s Health ministry’s position, HIV/AIDS remains a major health burden in Kenya despite numerous efforts to contain the scourge, according to a new study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, USA.
Thursday, August 15, 2013 — Sub-Saharan Africa

There's a new HIV drug - but Africa will have to wait

Source: Mail & Guardian

A new drug, Tivicay, that could be vital in the struggle against HIV, might not be available to those who need it the most.
Monday, August 05, 2013 — Sub-Saharan Africa

Financial firms turn focus on people living with HIV/AIDS

Source: New Vision

Previously, people used to equate HIV/AIDS to a death sentence.
Thursday, July 11, 2013 — Sub-Saharan Africa

Kenya’s Mothers Shun Free Maternity Health Care

Source: Inter Press Service

It has been a month since the Kenyan government waived the maternity fee at public health facilities, but Millicent Awino is still one of the many expectant mothers in favour of a home birth.
Monday, July 08, 2013 — No Region Specified

Patents making new HIV/AIDS medicines 'beyond reach': MSF

Source: The China Post

New potentially life-saving HIV drugs are “beyond reach” due to restrictive patents, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Tuesday, even though basic medication for the disease has become cheaper.
Monday, July 01, 2013 — No Region Specified

Opinion: An AIDS-free generation is within sight

Source: CNN

We've come a long way since my early days as the associate medical director of the AIDS clinic at San Francisco General Hospital in the 1980s and 1990s. By 1990, I had seen over 500 patients die from a disease that we just couldn't treat. As an infectious disease doctor, I was overcome not only by the tragic loss of life, but also by the inability to find the "magic bullet" to help prevent these deaths.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 — No Region Specified

Indian innovation for African development

Source: Devex

A catalyst for innovation: That is how the United States envisions India, a former aid recipient and now emerging donor that nevertheless still is home to millions of people living in poverty and is facing other development challenges despite its growing economy.
Monday, June 24, 2013 — No Region Specified

End of sex worker pledge in AIDS funds lifts stigma

Source: GlobalPost

US groups that work to end HIV around the world will no longer be forced to take a pledge against prostitution, after the Supreme Court ruled this week it is a violation of free speech.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 — No Region Specified

India signs loan agreement with World Bank for US$ 255 million for National AIDS Control Project-IV

Source: Business Standard

An agreement for loan of US$ 255 million (equivalent) from World Bank for the "National AIDS Control Project (NACP-IV)" was signed here today between India and the World Bank.
Monday, June 17, 2013 — South Asia

Fake & sub-standard drugs: India, China may be worst offenders

Source: The Economic Times

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has a humble disclosure to make: there is still no accurate estimate of the global scale of counterfeit medicines.
Friday, June 14, 2013 — No Region Specified

US health officials say pill can also help prevent AIDS infection in injection drug users

Source: The Washington Post

Doctors should consider giving a daily AIDS drug to another high risk group to help prevent infections — people who shoot heroin, methamphetamines or other injection drugs, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.
Friday, June 07, 2013 — No Region Specified

How AIDS Invented Global Health

Source: The New England Journal of Medicine

Over the past half-century, historians have used episodes of epidemic disease to investigate scientific, social, and cultural change.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 — No Region Specified

First non-surgical circumcision device could slow spread of AIDS in Africa, officials say

Source: Fox News

Health officials have approved a first-of-its-kind, non-surgical circumcision device hailed as a potential game-changer in the battle to forestall the spread of AIDS in Africa. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/06/02/first-non-surgical-circumcision-device-could-slow-spread-aids-in-africa/#ixzz2VFUOK1lS
Friday, May 31, 2013 — No Region Specified

The New Idealism of International Aid

Source: The Atlantic

Developing countries are often passive recipients of international health aid. Now they'll be getting the freedom to decide what to do with it.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 — Sub-Saharan Africa

Behind the Revolution of Diagnosis That Led to the HIV Miracle Baby...and More

Source: Huffington Post

"It's a revolution in diagnosis which is leading to a revolution in treatment," says Philippe Douste-Blazy of UNITAID.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 — No Region Specified

Africa: Global Fund Executive Director Calls for Focused Action to Fight Infectious Disease

Source: All Africa

Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria said today that concentrated action will achieve significantly greater impact on infectious diseases that threaten maternal and child health.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 — No Region Specified

Ugandan HIV campaign targets "cheaters"

Source: Plus News

A new Ugandan HIV-prevention campaign that frankly addresses sexual infidelity is generating heated debate over the direction the country's HIV strategy should take.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 — No Region Specified

Independent evaluation validates UNITAID’s approach

Source: Express Pharma

UNITAID has established itself as a pioneering innovative financing mechanism with a successful business model to improve product markets for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in developing countries, according to UNITAID’s first independent Five-Year Evaluation.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 — No Region Specified

Ambassador Goosby to lead new Office of Global Health Diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State

Source: U.S. Department of State Blog

Ambassador Eric Goosby, who serves as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. has been named to lead the new Office of Global Health Diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 — Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria: Global Fund Happy With HIV, TB Treatment in Nigeria

Source: All Africa

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, on Tuesday expressed delight at the level of care and treatment given to persons infected with HIV and tuberculosis in Nigeria.
Monday, December 03, 2012 — No Region Specified

US secretary of state launches five-point 'Blueprint' to eradicate Aids pandemic

Source: The Guardian

A five-point plan for ending the Aids pandemic has been unveiled by the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, who said the Obama administration would focus efforts on women and girls but also the stigmatised communities most affected by HIV – drug users, sex workers and men who have sex with men. "Make no mistake about it – HIV may well be with us into the future, but the disease that it causes need not be," said Clinton at the launch of the so-called Blueprint at the state department in Washington before World Aids Day on Saturday.
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