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Joanne Carter

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Three Reasons Why the World Needs Dr. Jim Kim at the World Bank

(3) Comments | Posted April 5, 2012 | 3:15 PM

President Barack Obama has made an inspired choice by nominating Dr. Jim Yong Kim to be the next president of the World Bank. While previous World Bank presidents have had backgrounds in finance or politics, President Obama declared, "it's time for a development professional to lead the world's...

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10 Years On, Funding Crisis Threatens the Global Fund's Effort to End AIDS

(3) Comments | Posted January 27, 2012 | 11:11 AM

This week marks the 10th anniversary of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. The last 10 years, the Global Fund has proved to be one of the most successful efforts in the history of public health. Millions of lives have been saved in some 150...

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We Must Act to Save A Million Lives From TB-HIV

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2011 | 1:08 PM

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic. It can also mark a turning point in our fight against the disease. Just last month, an exciting new study demonstrated that providing early antiretroviral treatment (ART) for HIV can dramatically reduce the spread of new infections. We...

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A Special Relationship to Save Lives

(1) Comments | Posted May 25, 2011 | 5:42 PM

This is a joint post with Aaron Oxley.

This week during his first official state visit to the United Kingdom, President Barack Obama will meet with Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss pressing issues faced by the allies. While the global economy, the NATO mission in Libya and...

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Impact of Global Health Cuts Alarming, But Not Alarmist

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2011 | 9:59 AM

This week House and Senate leaders are negotiating the details of a budget compromise to resolve federal spending levels for the rest of the year. The House has already passed a spending bill, HR 1, which would enact deep cuts to global health programs.


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Cuts That Kill: The Senate Must Restore Global Health Funding

(6) Comments | Posted March 10, 2011 | 10:17 AM

Last week Congress approved a two-week extension of federal funding to avoid a looming government shutdown. The vote postpones -- but does not resolve -- potentially devastating cuts to global health programs. The House-proposed bill for the balance of 2011 proposes deep cuts to some of the most effective investments...

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Global Fund an Early Test for Obama's New Global Poverty Strategy

(2) Comments | Posted September 23, 2010 | 6:14 PM

Yesterday President Obama stood before the United Nations and outlined his vision for the United States to continue the fight against global poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

"We will seek partners who want to build their own capacity to provide for their people," Obama said,...

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Congress Leads on Global Education: Will Obama Follow?

(13) Comments | Posted July 2, 2010 | 12:33 PM

Recent developments in the global movement to provide a quality education to the 72 million kids currently out of school present a study in contrast. While the administration has failed to deliver on President Barack Obama's pledge to create a new Global Fund for Education, Congress is increasingly showing support...

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President Obama: Don't Turn Your Back on Africa and the Fight Against AIDS and Tuberculosis

(6) Comments | Posted May 20, 2010 | 11:10 AM

Last week brought more news about how the global fight against HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) is losing crucial momentum after years of promise and progress. The New York Times recently published an article with the headline "At Front Lines, AIDS War Is Falling Apart." The article points to...

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Funding Cut as Record Rates of Drug-Resistant TB Reported

(4) Comments | Posted March 23, 2010 | 7:35 PM

Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) released their most comprehensive report to date on multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR/XDR-TB). WHO's top TB official said the new data demonstrate a "serious threat to global health, with rich and poor countries, all countries, at risk." The...

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