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Associated Press/POLITICO: U.N. chief calls for compromise, sacrifice at climate talks (12/13). Devex: How hard to reach are the ‘hard to reach’? (Abrahams, 12/13). Devex: Supporting disability advocacy: Insights from Savina Nongebatu (Cornish, 12/12). Devex: Older generation at risk of being left behind in push for UHC (Root, 12/12). Global…

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Recent Pieces On HIV, TB Treatment, Intellectual Property, PEPFAR

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: What We’re Reading: In HIV and TB treatment, science supports human rights Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses several global health-related articles addressing various topics, including a blog post on HIV criminalization, an opinion piece on the value of providing rights-based interventions to…

Tuberculosis Research Funding Hits High, Falls Short Of Global Target

Nature: Global funding for tuberculosis research hits all-time high “Global spending on tuberculosis research hit a high in 2017, according to a report released on 3 December. Investment reached US$772 million, up from $726 million in 2016, says the report, from the activist organization Treatment Action Group (TAG) in New…

Foreign Policy Examines Trump Administration’s Restrictions On Aid To North Korea

Foreign Policy: Washington Wants Pyongyang to Choose: Humanitarian Aid or Nukes “The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is restricting some international relief agencies from delivering humanitarian assistance to needy North Koreans, in the latest effort to compel Pyongyang to dismantle its nuclear arms program. In recent months, U.S. diplomats…

Friends Of Global Fight Highlights Global Fund’s Work With Faith-Based Organizations

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: The Global Fund and Faith-Based Organizations This post highlights the Global Fund’s work with faith-based organizations, noting, “Faith-based organizations are critical partners in the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria. The Global Fund will continue to rely on faith groups…

International Community Must Increase R&D Spending To End TB

Project Syndicate: Closing the TB Funding Gap Willo Brock, senior vice president for external affairs at TB Alliance “…According to the World Health Organization, the annual funding deficit for TB research and development is more than $1.3 billion, a shortfall that is exacerbated by a lack of market incentives within…

Opinion Piece Calls For Reinstatement Of Global Fund’s TB Funding In North Korea

STAT: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un: authoritarian love in the time of TB Jonathan Shaffer, Ph.D. student in sociology at Boston University studying the politics of global health “President Donald Trump, North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis — the airborne bacterium responsible for causing tuberculosis, the…

Friends Of The Global Fight Highlights Takeaways From Latest Global Fund Board Meeting

Friends of the Global Fight: Key Takeaways: The Global Fund’s 40th Board Meeting This Friends of the Global Fight post highlights key takeaways from the Global Fund Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund)’s Board meeting on November 14-15 in Geneva, Switzerland, including “getting on track to end the epidemics,”…

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