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  • Three countries get first malaria vaccine

    The world's first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries - Ghana, Kenya and Malawi - starting in 2018. The four-shot vaccine should prevent four in 10 cases of the disease.

    24 April 2017 | BBC
  • The Future Of Investment In PEPFAR: Understanding PEPFAR’s Multiple Economic, Health, And Diplomatic Impacts

    At a time when the future of the program is in doubt due to possibly severe budget cuts to the US State Department (where PEPFAR is based) proposed by the new administration, we thought it would be an opportune moment to highlight some of the key studies we have published exploring PEPFAR’s role in fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

    19 April 2017 | Health Affairs
  • The U.S. Should Continue Its Fight against AIDS in Children

    PEPFAR is a standout example of how to achieve great things through strategic U.S. foreign-assistance investments — and of how public–private partnerships can wed the efficiencies of the private sector with the scale and reach of the public sector. By maintaining the program’s funding — something we both advocate — the United States and this administration will be well positioned to celebrate a historic public-health achievement: the end of the AIDS epidemic for an entire generation of children.

    10 April 2017 | National Review
  • Former U.S. president Bush touts signature Africa AIDS programme in Botswana

    Former U.S. President George W. Bush touted his signature aid project for Africa during a visit to Botswana on Tuesday, saying he hoped Washington would recognise its importance in saving lives threatened by AIDS.

    05 April 2017 | Reuters
  • Trump Sends Chilling Proposal to Congress with Deadly Proposition - Cap HIV Treatment Expansion Immediately

    President Donald Trump included a chilling proposal last week in his request for the as yet unresolved 2017 federal budget: slash funding for the wildly successful and bipartisan-backed President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) by $300 million and "begin slowing the rate of new patients on treatment in FY 17."

    05 April 2017 | Health GAP
  • Global Fund untouched by Trump’s proposed budget cuts

    The United States will meet its commitment to the Global Fund, according to the budget blueprint which President Donald Trump sent to Congress in March. During the most recent replenishment drive for the Global Fund, the U.S., under the Obama administration, pledged $4.3 billion for 2017-2019, or $1.43 billion a year.

    05 April 2017 | Global Fund Observer
  • The Next Global Fund Executive Director: The Qualities We Will Look For

    The Global Fund’s ED should demonstrate an unshakeable commitment to human rights and key population issues. Nothing is more important in this changing global political landscape, where the organization’s biggest donor on human rights closed their borders to people fleeing conflict and violence.

    29 March 2017 | GNP+
  • Is PEPFAR a Trump budget winner? Not so fast...

    Global health leaders in the United States are urging development advocates to think twice before declaring international HIV and AIDS programs safe from President Donald Trump’s pursuit of sweeping foreign affairs budget cuts.

    27 March 2017 | Devex
  • Should Antiretroviral Therapy be Offered the Same Day as Diagnosis?

    Andy Seale summarizes a discussion that took place on ITPC’s listserv about when to initiate antiretroviral therapy. The discussion included consideration of WHO’s recommendation for Same Day Start.

    23 March 2017 | ITPC
  • Amb. Birx on PEPFAR in the Trump era

    U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx played down the potential impact of the reinstated “global gag rule” will have on PEPFAR programs. While the exact implications remain unclear, she told Devex that the agency’s focus on data has it well positioned to track and plan for whatever budget it gets.

    14 March 2017 | Devex
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