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Donor Transitions From HIV Programs: What Is The Impact On Vulnerable Populations?

Because key populations are highly marginalized and stigmatized, and because of the political “unpopularity” of helping these groups, programs for key populations tend to be heavily supported by outside donor organizations such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) and the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). When these donors leave, it is unclear – in some cases doubtful – whether national governments will pick up the tab for services targeted at vulnerable communities.

Published
20 December 2018
From
Health Affairs
The #MeToo moment inside the UN

Laurie Garrett writes: "It makes little sense that Sidibé, who has yet to apologize publicly for anything, should remain in power for another six months. With every passing day that he and his cabal of alleged predators and bullies remain at the helm of UNAIDS, the credibility of the organization crumbles. It is inconceivable that men who allegedly countenance sexual harassment and brutal behavior toward their own employees should be respected as voices on behalf of women's rights worldwide in the fight against AIDS."

Published
17 December 2018
From
CNN
Leader of U.N. AIDS Agency to Step Down After Damning Review

The director of the United Nations agency that combats AIDS said Thursday he will step down next year, an announcement that came days after a panel of experts issued a damning review of a leadership style it said had enabled harassment and bullying.

Published
17 December 2018
From
New York Times
Sweden suspends funding for UN Aids agency as Britain urged to follow suit

Swedish minister calls for Michel Sidibé to step down after report alleging harassment and favouritism at agency

Published
13 December 2018
From
The Guardian
Statement From Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., on President Trump Signing PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018

President Donald J. Trump signed yesterday the PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018, which extends provisions of the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 for an additional five years.

Published
13 December 2018
From
PEPFAR
Pressure grows on UN official accused of encouraging 'harassment and abuse

Inquiry urges leadership change amid claims UNAids chief Michel Sidibé has presided over culture of favouritism and bullying

Published
10 December 2018
From
The Guardian
'It's a boys club': Inside the sexual harassment scandal rocking the United Nations

An independent body has found “overwhelming evidence” that organisational culture at the United Nations’s HIV body, UNAids, allowed for abuses of power, bullying and sexual harassment. The panel recommends reviewing whether UNAids executive director Michel Sidibé should continue in his role.

Published
10 December 2018
From
Bhekisisa
The Independent launches Christmas charity appeal for essential HIV testing around the world

Funds raised for Elton John AIDS Foundation will pay for those at risk to be able to get tested, and will make sure they have access to the treatment they need.

Published
03 December 2018
From
The Independent
Senate extends PEPFAR, while funding remains a question

With a matter-of-fact and unanimous approval of the PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018, a five-year renewal of the U.S. flagship program to combat HIV globally, the U.S. Senate Wednesday evening showed that what was once considered revolutionary, can now be considered routine.

Published
30 November 2018
From
Science Speaks
UNAIDS report overlooks significant aspects of the global HIV response

UNAIDS' World AIDS Day 2018 report is selectively silent on persistently high AIDS mortality and looming treatment rationing in light of donor disengagement.

Published
30 November 2018
From
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

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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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