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The Best of America: Part II

Deborah Derrick | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

This is the second in a three-part series on U.S.-led successes in global health. This post focuses on a question recently posed to me: What game-chan...

The Best of America: Part I

Deborah Derrick | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

In a matter of weeks, I'll be stepping away from nearly eight years of working to promote global health. I hardly knew how absorbed I'd get in this ...

A Partnership to End Malaria in the Mekong

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 02.25.2016 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Mosquito-borne parasites know no borders, as the Zika virus in Latin America has reminded us this year. While the impact of Zika is still being assessed, we know that malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people a year, most of them young children. Malaria is a preventable and treatable disease, and we are determined to end it.

Innovation Can Save Lives

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 01.21.2016 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Innovation comes in many forms, from brilliant technology breakthroughs in Silicon Valley to less flashy advances like a simpler way to deliver essential products. In many cases, even a low-tech innovation can improve health care in a life-changing way. All you need is a new perspective on an old problem.

We Are in This Boat Together

Dr. Mustapha Kaloko | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
Dr. Mustapha Kaloko

Of course, we cannot prevent the emergence of another Ebola-like virus. But we can prepare for it. This is not only the right thing to do, it also makes the best financial sense.

To Defeat HIV -- We Must Do More for Women and Girls

Clara Banya | Posted 12.15.2015 | Impact
Clara Banya

There is nothing wrong with having HIV. I tell people that I love myself and that I am not less because of HIV. And as an HIV advocate, I help other women living with HIV deal with the disease, and make sure they know that it is not the end of the world.

At The End Of Your Uber Ride, You Can Donate To Fight HIV/AIDS

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 12.01.2015 | Good News

Uber hopes to make a global impact with just the touch of a button. For Tuesday's World AIDS Day, Uber teamed up with the international fundraising or...

Accelerating the Elimination of Malaria in Southern Africa

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Mosquitoes and the malaria parasite do not respect borders. Despite tremendous progress in halving malaria deaths in the last decade, this preventable and treatable disease kills approximately 450,000 people a year.

Why Every Dollar Counts for Global Health

Deborah Derrick | Posted 09.22.2015 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

Every dollar in the 2016 replenishment will count in the Global Fund's efforts to create a healthy environment, which in turn will serve as a building block for so many other improvements to our society.

Celebrating All Brave Women This Mother's Day

Susan Sarandon | Posted 05.10.2016 | Impact
Susan Sarandon

It might surprise you to learn that every year there are 1.5 million women living with HIV giving birth around the world. While every mom is different, we all share one thing: We want our babies to be given the healthy start in life they deserve.

United Methodist Church Raises Millions In Small Donations To Fight Malaria

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.23.2015 | Religion

The United Methodist Church gave $9.6 million on Wednesday to the Global Fund, a health-focused nonprofit based in Geneva, to help the group fight mal...

The Backroom Deal Worth $130 Million to the Global Fund

Bea Edwards | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Bea Edwards

Information continues to surface showing that John Parsons, the former Inspector General at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, was terminated in 2012 because he was uncovering too much corruption in the organization's grants.

Who's Next as the Top Cop at the Global Fund?

Bea Edwards | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

Just recently, Martin O'Malley, the third Inspector General in three years at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, announced he would step down in December, cutting short a six-year commitment to the quasi-private, intergovernmental organization based in Geneva.

How Did the Global Fund Fire Its Inspector General and Then Claim He Worked Without Interference?

Bea Edwards | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

The problem here -- the loophole the Congress left open and the State Department drove its certification process through -- is secrecy.

AIDS-Free Generation Will Not Be Achieved Without More Investment in Harm Reduction

David J. Olson | Posted 09.20.2014 | Impact
David J. Olson

In 2010, the United Nations announced that an AIDS-free generation was achievable if we focused on the most disadvantaged communities.

Better and Smarter Investments in the HIV Response

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 09.14.2014 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Scientific advances and our experience on the ground now give us the historic opportunity to end HIV as an epidemic and turn it into low-level endemicity. But to complete the job we need to be much smarter.

Going the Extra Mile for Health

Wendy Taylor | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Wendy Taylor

In the distant corners of Africa, entrepreneurs deliver goods and services across bumpy roads, crossing brimming rivers and rickety bridges, climbing steep hills and descending treacherous valleys. If a company can deliver soft drinks to the most remote towns in Africa, why can't essential medicines get there, too?

Is Moldova Leading the World on Harm Reduction in Prisons?

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

Recently in Moldova visiting government officials, I was invited to visit the prison 15 in Cricovia which houses some 550 inmates. A 30 minute ride ...

Our Shared Responsibility: Ending AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 01.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

The 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 was a fitting occasion to mark the progress that has been made towards ending this disease globally and to identify the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Reason to Celebrate in the New Year: $12 Billion to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria

Deborah Derrick | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

The announcement by President Obama that the U.S. will commit $1 for every $2 matched by other donors worldwide -- up to $5 billion -- was further illustration of this leadership.

World to Poor: Drop Dead

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 02.03.2014 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

The spin-masters are already at work putting all of the sugar coating on it, but the reality is shocking and revealing. The world as a whole didn't come up with a measly $5 billion a year for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria.

Treating HIV/AIDS Globally Can Be Done

Ira Magaziner | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Ira Magaziner

In the United States and Europe, people living with AIDS received treatment to keep them alive, but there was a widely held view that treatment was too expensive and too difficult to be provided successfully in the developing world.

Winning the AIDS Fight; It Takes a Village

Deborah Dugan | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Deborah Dugan

The African proverb "it takes a village" is often used to describe how the upbringing of a child is the responsibility of the extended family -- a communal effort. And as there is nothing more precious than the life of a child, it's beyond justification that every day 700 babies are needlessly born with HIV. Over the past 32 years, AIDS has killed more than 35 million people, many of them children. So when it comes to looking at what it will take to win the fight to end AIDS, the saying "it takes a village" has never had more meaning.

We Can't All Be Doctors

Desmond Tutu | Posted 01.31.2014 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

We've come so far since the days of unnecessary dying, even without yours truly as a doctor. We don't need to fear diseases like HIV, malaria or TB as death sentences anymore, but challenges we have the power to overcome.

Complacency and Stigma: Is HIV No Longer a Death Sentence?

Verneda White | Posted 01.30.2014 | Impact
Verneda White

Wesley's HIV status did not change my love for him, but his death five months after that phone call, coupled with the loss of a second friend in five years hits me every time I hear the words "HIV is no longer a death sentence."