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Global Fund Rethinks Groundbreaking Transparency Policy After Scandal

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 07.10.2011 | Impact

GENEVA — A global health fund championed by celebrities and world leaders is considering scaling back its groundbreaking philosophy of full tran...

No Community Left Behind? HIV and AIDS in Latin America

David Weiss | Posted 06.13.2011 | World
David Weiss

Despite the great strides many countries have made, inequalities are still evident across the region. Nowhere is this more evident than in access to health care.

Impact of Global Health Cuts Alarming, But Not Alarmist

Joanne Carter | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Joanne Carter

According to Dr. Rajiv Shah, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, budget cuts proposed by the House would "lead to 70,000 kids dying" by scaling back on things like malaria and immunization programs.

Cuts That Kill: The Senate Must Restore Global Health Funding

Joanne Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Carter

A House-proposed bill proposes deep cuts to some of the most effective investments the US makes globally, including a drastic 40 percent reduction for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Global Fund Deserves Our Support

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

Working with the Global Fund, CRS has treated more than 2 million children in Benin for malaria and distributed nearly 3 million mosquito nets in Niger.

Why The AP Story Is Good News for the Global Fund

Bobby Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bobby Shriver

This week's AP story about small instances of fraud in The Global Fund is the best possible news. Here's why.

The Global Fund Won't Stand For Any Corruption

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

Yesterday's media reports drew attention to the fact that sums of money are sometimes misappropriated, but what these reports also convey is that the Global Fund has no tolerance of corruption.

Three global health trends for the next decade

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

In the past two decades, the international donor community has ushered in a historic expansion of global health programs. Through multi-country initi...

Obama's Report Card on World AIDS Day: 'C'

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Zeitz

President Obama did take praiseworthy actions in the fight against HIV/AIDS in 2010. What is missing is the bold audacity with which President Obama has embraced other issues

Controlling AIDS in Our Time

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

Two questions burn in the hearts of every HIV-positive expecting mother: Will I live to see my child grow up? And will the baby be born free from HIV? Today, for more and more women, the answer is "yes."

When It Comes to HIV/AIDS, Do You Prefer Bush or Obama?

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Zeitz

Is it possible that we soon will look back on the presidency of George W. Bush as the pinnacle of U.S. government efforts to eradicate global HIV/AIDS?

Rights and Health, Right Now, for Migrants

Joe Amon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Amon

This article by Joseph Amon and Kanae Doi originally appeared in the October 27, 2010 edition of Africa Japan Forum "Africa Now" No. 89. The South Af...

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

Joanne Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Carter

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

Why Global Fund Reform Paves the Way for Robust Pledges

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Paul Zeitz

Change is hard. It scares people, even those in uncomfortable situations. As I look at the New York skyline, preparing for President Obama's pledge to...

The Global Fund: An ROI that Gives Life

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Paul Zeitz

I was near Wall Street yesterday. The money that continues to pour into the investment banks, hedge funds and money center banks is staggering. But th...

Born Without the Burden of HIV

Susan Smith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susan Smith Ellis

Despite the fact that HIV/AIDS is preventable and treatable, 430,000 children each year -- more than 1,000 a day -- are born with the disease. About 90 percent of these babies are born in sub-Saharan Africa.

Time for World Leaders, and Everyday People, to Stand Up for the MDGs

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Zeitz

I witnessed an inspirational sight last week in Johannesburg: A committed group of Africans from seven nations demanded - in the strongest terms possi...

HIV/AIDS Medicine Is Only One Piece of the Puzzle

Susan Smith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susan Smith Ellis

We are, truly, at a turning point. It will take the collective power of governments, foundations, NGOs and the private sector to sustain the global effort to combat the AIDS epidemic.

GLITZ, HOPE AND DESPAIR: The XVIII International AIDS Conference Unrolls

Chris Norwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Norwood

The XVIII International AIDS Conference opened in Vienna with its 25,000 attendees and its peculiar combination of glitz, tragic desperat...

Will Obama Keep up the Fight on Global AIDS?

Leila Nimatallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leila Nimatallah

With AIDS still killing 7,400 people each day, now is not the time to slow down, especially when you consider the impact of the crisis on children.

The Life Changing Impact of 40 Cents a Day

Concillia Muhau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Concillia Muhau

People all over the world should know that that 40 cents can give a person with HIV/AIDS the drugs that will help them live.

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

Joanne Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Carter

Last week brought more news about how the global fight against HIV/AIDS and TB is losing crucial momentum after years of promise and progress. President Obama must step up and provide bold leadership on these crucial issues.

The Other Health Care Debate

Chris Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Collins

If we aim to lead the world toward a more comprehensive approach to global health, we must be willing to fund it. The fiscal year 2011 budget should include increased investments in addressing the deadliest infectious diseases.

Commonwealth Leaders Call For Ambitious, "Legally Binding" Climate Change Deal

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — Leaders of the Commonwealth countries called Saturday for a legally binding international agreement on climate change ...

Starbucks Coordinates 'All You Need Is Love' Sing-Along (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As Impact reported early this month, Starbucks and their Love Project coordinated a global sing-along of The Beatles' classic song "All You Need Is Lo...