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Vietnam Expresses Concern That Donor Cuts In HIV/AIDS Funding Will Hamper Progress, IRIN Reports

“The Vietnamese government warns that multi-million dollar donor cutbacks could undermine progress in the country’s HIV/AIDS services,” IRIN reports. “More than 70 percent of Vietnam’s HIV/AIDS response comes from international donors, which plan to reduce or phase out projects due to the country’s new middle-income status and the global financial…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has published Issue 21 of its newsletter, the “Global Fund News Flash.” The issue focuses on health issues in Ethiopia, highlighting St. Peter’s Hospital in Addis Ababa, “the country’s premier [tuberculosis] treatment center” where “[m]ore and more [patients] arrive with drug-resistant…

ONE Blog Reflects On Obama’s Africa Trip

Writing in the ONE blog, Erin Hohlfelder, who specializes in infectious diseases, maternal and child health, and global health financing mechanisms for ONE, reflects on the second leg of President Obama’s Africa trip, during which he traveled from Senegal to South Africa. “We were glad that President Obama selected South…

Ambition And Partnerships Can Defeat HIV, TB, Malaria

“Today we are at a turning point for making historical gains in Liberia’s health sector — where no child dies of malaria and every mother living with HIV can give birth to HIV-negative children while living healthy lives themselves,” Liberia President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf writes in the Huffington Post’s “The Big…

Global Fund Board Approves Grants For First Applicants Under New Funding Model

“The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has approved grants for the first applicants to participate in a new funding model that is dramatically expanding support for countries fighting these infectious diseases,” a Global Fund press release reports. “The grants, totaling $622 million, are ready…

Thanks To Germany’s Leadership, Global Fund Closer To Reaching Ambitious Goals

“When Germany and other wealthy nations came together to create the Global Fund [to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria] a decade ago, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria were leading causes of death in developing countries and a major source of poverty,” Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,…

Global Fund Board Appoints Martin O’Malley To Office Of Inspector General

“The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria [on Wednesday] selected Martin O’Malley, a highly-respected auditor with deep international experience, as inspector general,” a Global Fund press release reports. For the past three years, O’Malley has worked “as group chief audit officer of the Standard Bank…

Opinion Pieces Published Ahead Of G8 Summit

The following is a summary of opinion pieces published ahead of the 39th annual G8 Summit taking place in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, on Monday and Tuesday. Lucy Chesire, Huffington Post’s “The Big Push” blog: “As the Group of Eight (G8) meetings get underway on the 17th and 18th of…

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