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U.S. Global Health Investments Contribute To Efforts To End AIDS, TB, Malaria Epidemics

Huffington Post: The Best of America: Part II
Deborah Derrick, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

“This is the second in a three-part series on U.S.-led successes in global health. This post focuses on a question recently posed to me: What game-changing advances lie ahead in fighting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria? … I’ve focused here on advances taking place that especially inspire HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria experts [including implementing HIV/AIDS prevention tools like PrEP, engaging with TB patients in new ways, and dedicating specific insecticides to public health-only use.] … Bipartisan, U.S. support of global health investments has resulted in stellar outcomes to date. With continued innovations like those above and expanded implementation through the Global Fund, PEPFAR, USAID, and the President’s Malaria Initiative, we have a historic opportunity. We can bend the curve on these diseases, work to end them as epidemics and save millions of lives. I feel sure that we Americans will choose to advance this opportunity” (4/12).

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