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UN health fund to review practices

The world’s largest multilateral funder of health programmes is to launch a wide-ranging review of its procedures following concern over mismanagement of funds by countries receiving its money.

Published
04 February 2011
From
Financial Times
Putting fraud in global health spending in context

When scandals fit preexisting ideological narratives, they assume a life of their own. This particular narrative - the story of useless, wasted aid - is durable. It is also misleading and might be deadly.

Published
04 February 2011
From
The Washington Post
The Global Fund announces measures to enhance financial safeguards and strengthen fraud prevention

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today announced a number of measures to reinforce its financial safeguards and increase its capacity to prevent and detect fraud and misuse in its grants.

Published
04 February 2011
From
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Condom Gap “Quite Disturbing” According to PEPFAR

There is a pervasive pattern of stockouts of condoms, both male and female condoms, in African countries confronting HIV/AIDS.

Published
02 February 2011
From
Science Speaks
Health aid not targeting countries that need it most

Doctors and aid agencies have appealed to donors to focus health funding on countries that need it the most, saying wealthier countries with better health systems can receive more aid per capita than those struggling at the bottom of the health league tables.

Published
02 February 2011
From
AlertNet
Can the Global Fund weather the corruption storm?

Published
29 January 2011
From
The Guardian
Ireland delays decision on controversial fund

IRELAND WILL decide whether to continue funding the Global Fund to Fight Aids, TB and Malaria after its board meets in May to discuss an internal audit which found at least $34 million (€25 million) was misused.

Published
28 January 2011
From
Irish Times
Germany halts Global Fund payment over corruption claims

Germany has suspended its annual payment of more than 200m euros (£172m) to the Global Fund against Aids, TB and malaria, following corruption claims.

Published
27 January 2011
From
BBC
Why The AP Story Is Good News For The Global Fund

We think today's AP story about The Global Fund is the best possible news. Here's why.

Published
25 January 2011
From
Bobby Shriver in the Huffington Post
Tarnished Global Fund Says Others in Worse Shape

A $21.7 billion health fund championed by the rich and famous has come under harsh scrutiny amid revelations it's bleeding money to corruption. But fund officials and outside experts in the field have a stark message for global development: other aid agencies are in much worse shape.

Published
25 January 2011
From
Associated Press / New York Times

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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