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BURMA: Global Fund Back With New Hope

Burma’s transition from an overt military rule to a civilian administration of retired generals is getting a shot in the arm from a former critic of the junta – the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Published
08 March 2011
From
Inter Press Service
Winners and losers in the UK aid review

The Global Fund, Unicef, Kenya and Rwanda get aid increases, but the number of countries receiving aid is cut from 49 to 27.

Published
01 March 2011
From
The Guardian
UK aid budget refocuses 'on areas of greatest need'

End of aid to Russia, Serbia, China, Cambodia, Vietnam and Moldova, as poorer or failing nations prioritised.

Published
01 March 2011
From
The Guardian
Foundation Warns Proposed US Budget Cuts Could Result in More Infant HIV Infections

"PEPFAR estimates that there could be as many as a hundred thousand fewer pregnant women that receive services that protect their babies from the virus.  That could result in at least 20,000 infants that are infected with HIV."

Published
23 February 2011
From
Voice of America News
Zimbabwe: AIDS Council Maps the Way Forward

THE National Aids Council recently held a two-day meeting in Kwekwe with provincial medical directors to review progress made and to map the way forward on how to sustain national outreach programmes under Global Fund Round Five support.

Published
23 February 2011
From
AllAfrica
Real conservatives don't slash foreign aid: what House Republicans can learn from David Cameron

Before Republican budget hawks wield their knife, however, they should take a lesson from their conservative cousins in the United Kingdom: When belt-tightening gets serious, foreign aid should be improved, not gutted.

Published
22 February 2011
From
New Republic
Aid and corruption: Cleaning up

Can the Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria restore its reputation as the best and cleanest in the aid business?

Published
18 February 2011
From
The Economist
Obama AIDS Plan Stumbles over Funding

When Barack Obama raised the curtain on a six-year, six-billion-dollar Global Health Initiative (GHI) in May 2009, he appeared to be embarking on the path of promises that paved the way to his election victory earlier that year. One and a half years later, the GHI has suffered a savage slashing of its budget and has taken a big step away from the global fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Published
16 February 2011
From
Inter Press Service
US: amfAR applauds domestic funding, concerned about flat-funding of global AIDS efforts

The Foundation for AIDS Research applauded many of the funding and policy initiatives in President Obama’s proposed FY2012 budget, but cautioned against yet another year of near flat-funding of the global AIDS response.

Published
16 February 2011
From
amfAR
Africa: U.S. Seeks to Cut Costs in Sustained War Against HIV/Aids

The U.S. government is preparing for a sustained war against HIV/AIDS.

Published
13 February 2011
From
AllAfrica

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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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