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Dr. Joanne Carter is the executive director of RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund (REF), a grassroots advocacy organization generating the public and political will to end the root causes of hunger and poverty in the US and abroad. Joanne also serves as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria Board Representative for the Developed Country NGO Delegation.

Since 1992, Joanne has worked with key Administration and Congressional allies, partner organizations, and technical agencies orchestrating U.S. and international campaigns to tackle major diseases of poverty (particularly tuberculosis (TB) and major child killers), increase access to education (including abolition of school fees), expand economic opportunity for the poorest, and reform World Bank and International Monetary Fund policies. RESULTS has been instrumental in the creation and expansion of the Child Survival and Health Programs Fund, expansion of global TB funding, legislation to ensure that at least half of microenterprise development resources are devoted to those living on less than $1 a day, an initiative to support countries to eliminate school fees for public primary school, and provisions that require U.S. representatives to the World Bank and IMF to oppose user fees for primary health and education.

As the project leader for “Advocacy to Control TB Internationally,” or ACTION, Joanne has guided this multi-partner, multi-year campaign to mobilize increased financial resources in the U.S., United Kingdom, Japan, and Canada, and to overcome key policy constraints in India and Kenya for the expansion of effective TB treatment.

An international expert and spokesperson on global poverty issues, Joanne regularly organizes media briefings on breaking legislative and technical news, and works closely with the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, and other international organizations. In 2005, she served as the first Chair of the Advocacy, Communications and Social Mobilization Working Group of the global Stop TB Partnership, a partnership of over 500 organizations globally. She is also a founding Board member of Global Action for Children.

Joanne Carter holds a DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) degree from Cornell University and was a practicing veterinarian from 1987 to 1992. She has served as a VISTA volunteer and as a recruiter for the Peace Corps.

Blog Entries by Joanne Carter

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.

In...

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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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