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FCAA Executive Director Discusses HIV/AIDS Funding, Role Of Private Philanthropy

Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA): New Data Highlights Concerns in HIV/AIDS Funding John Barnes, executive director of FCAA, discusses the new report from KFF and UNAIDS analyzing donor government funding for HIV/AIDS and the implications of the findings for the global HIV/AIDS epidemic amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as┬áthe…

International Institutions, Businesses Off Track In Goal Of Eradicating Extreme Poverty By 2030, Outgoing Rapporteur Says In Final Report; Sustainable Future Depends On World Acting In Solidarity, U.N. ECOSOC VP Says

The Guardian: ‘We squandered a decade’: world losing fight against poverty, says U.N. academic “International institutions are losing the fight against global poverty despite ‘self congratulatory’ messages to the contrary, according to the U.N.’s outgoing special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. In his final report in the post,…

News Outlets Examine Various Aspects Of Research, Development Of Novel Coronavirus Vaccine

Bloomberg: Glaxo and Sanofi Are Discussing $620 Million U.K. Vaccine Deal (Paton, 7/5). NPR: The Ethics Of Coronavirus Vaccine Trials In Developing Countries (Pfeiffer, 7/4). NPR: How Much Would Coronavirus Vaccine Cost? (Garcia/Hirsch, 7/3). Reuters: Britain nears $625 million Sanofi/GSK COVID-19 vaccine deal: report (Smout et al., 7/5). Science: The…

High-Level Political Forum On Sustainable Development To Assess Progress This Week, Take Place Virtually; U.N. SG Calls On Nations To ‘Stay The Course’

Devex: Lagging statistics raise questions ahead of annual U.N. SDGs review “The upcoming annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the United Nations will be a virtual affair. The format will present new opportunities for inclusivity, but also heightened challenges of accurately assessing countries’ development progress, civil society observers…

More News In Global Health

Bloomberg: The Swine Flu Virus in China That Has People Worried (7/3). Devex: ‘Where’s God?’: The role of faith in psychosocial support (Welsh, 7/6). Devex: Women and people with disabilities missing out on critical eye care (Root, 7/3). Financial Times: FT Series: Companies prospering in the pandemic (Multiple authors, June/July…

Blogs, Releases Address Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic On Continuity Of TB Care; Women’s, Children’s, Adolescents’ Health; Vaccine Access; Other Issues Related To Pandemic

BMJ Opinion: Ensuring continuity of tuberculosis care during the covid-19 crisis Nathaly Aguilera Vasquez, program officer at the McGill International TB Centre at McGill University, and colleagues (6/25). Brookings: Global macroeconomic scenarios of the COVID-19 pandemic Warwick J. McKibbin, nonresident senior fellow for economic studies and co-director of the Climate…

Bayer To Pay More Than $10B In Settlements Related To Weedkiller Roundup Litigation

Washington Post: Bayer, maker of Roundup weedkiller, agrees to pay $10 billion in cancer settlements “German pharmaceutical and life sciences giant Bayer has agreed to pay more than $10 billion to settle tens of thousands of current and potential U.S. claims that its weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. The world’s largest…