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House, Senate Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Extend PEPFAR

“Senior U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation in the Senate and House of Representatives on Wednesday to extend … a successful and popular program to combat AIDS worldwide launched 10 years ago by former President George W. Bush,” Reuters reports. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and…

Senate Could Act On PEPFAR Bill Despite U.S. Government Shutdown

“While much of the work in this shuttered capital has ground to a halt, the Senate is still open for business, and that means that the body could act on S 1545, the PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Bill of 2013, as early as this coming Monday,” the Center for Global…

GAO Report On PEPFAR Recommends Better Information Management

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog highlights “a new report from the United States Government Accountability Office on PEPFAR,” noting it “says improvements in how the program evaluates and communicates its work will be critical to attaining [its] goals” of increasing the number of people on antiretroviral…

Continued Partnership, Resources Needed To Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

In a Forbes opinion piece, Barbara Pierce Bush, CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps and a board member of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, reflects on the global AIDS response over the last decade, writing, “Very rarely, a crisis occurs that is so urgent…

Laws Aimed At Criminalizing Sex Trade Hindering HIV/AIDS Response In India

Writing in the Huffington Post’s “World” blog, journalist Michelle Chen examines efforts to combat HIV/AIDS among sex workers in India, highlighting “various laws aimed at criminalizing the sex trade, supposedly to protect women from exploitation,” which she says reflect “a deeper culture of oppression that sex workers face around the…

House Appropriations Committee Debates FY14 State, Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill

“The House Appropriations Committee met on Wednesday to debate and amend the [FY 2014] State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill, which emerged from subcommittee level last week” and “funds U.S. diplomatic and foreign assistance programs, as well as contributions to international multilateral organizations and initiatives,” Devex reports (Igoe, 7/25). The…

New CGD Policy Paper Examines PEPFAR Funding

Writing in the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) “Global Health Policy” blog, CGD researchers Victoria Fan and Rachel Silverman describe a new policy paper that attempts to answer the questions, “Where does scarce PEPFAR funding go? Which countries and implementers receive the bulk of PEPFAR funds? And what factors influence…

Malaysian Newspaper Profiles Ambassador Goosby

Malaysia’s “The Star” profiles Ambassador Eric Goosby, head of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy and the U.S. global AIDS coordinator, recounting his early career as a doctor in San Francisco, where he treated HIV/AIDS patients at the San Francisco General Hospital. “Now, almost three decades on,…

Blog Cites Documents Helping To Outline Path To AIDS-Free Generation

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog examines several documents it says are helping guide the way toward an AIDS-free generation. The blog highlights the PEPFAR Blueprint (.pdf); the new WHO HIV treatment guidelines; an issue brief (.pdf) from amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, titled “Tackling HIV/AIDS…

CSIS Report Examines U.S. Global Health Efforts

A new report (.pdf) by J. Stephen Morrison, a senior vice president at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) and director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, “highlights achievements of U.S. global health programs over the past decade and the challenges that remain,” according to the summary.…