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Want a Healthy World? Let the HIV Response Lead the Way

Mitchell Warren | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

The world has gotten this far because of massive investments in the HIV response. To actually end the epidemic, though, it is imperative that we resist complacency, cutbacks in funding and a sense that, on any level, our work is done.

The Stakes Could Not Be Higher

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

Today, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) released its 2015 World AIDS Day report, in advance of December 1. The report finds that 15.8 million people were accessing antiretroviral treatment (ART) as of June 2015.

The Benefits of Bipartisanship

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 11.10.2015 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

Since its inception, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has been a beacon of bipartisanship. Launched by President Bush in 2003 and expanded by President Obama, PEPFAR has saved millions of lives -- and helped to change the trajectory of the global HIV response.

The U.S. Steps Up for Women and Girls: Now What?

Serra Sippel | Posted 10.02.2015 | Impact
Serra Sippel

Now is the time to move forward with greater commitment than ever to ensuring that women and girls - and their sexual and reproductive health and rights - are at the center of U.S. policies at home and abroad.

Building a Stronger Civil Society to Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

As the international community comes together at the U.N. General Assembly to set the new global sustainable development agenda, today progress was made toward fulfilling the goal of promoting health and well-being for people in the most challenging environments around the world.

All Women, All Rights - Sex Workers Included

Serra Sippel | Posted 08.05.2015 | World
Serra Sippel

Criminalization creates an environment of stigma, discrimination and systematic exclusion that prevents sex workers from accessing health and support services and increases their risk of violence and abuse.

Preventing New HIV Infections, Saving Lives

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 07.19.2015 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

Globally, fewer children are being newly infected with HIV than ever before. This is according to data released earlier this week by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. Yet, we are not on track to reach the Global Plan's goal of a 90 percent reduction by the end of 2015.

The Next Phase of an American Legacy: John Kerry, Global Health and Financing for Development

Deborah Derrick | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

This week's Financing for Development (FfD) Conference - a major gathering to advance the post-2015 development agenda - will be critical in deciding how the world's governments and private sector and civil society partners will contribute to international development in the future.

Why I Met With President Obama and Testified Before the U.S. Congress

Elton John | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Elton John

PEPFAR continues to be crucial in the fight against HIV/AIDS because it addresses the global need for access to life-saving HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention medications. It's my hope that Congress holds steady in its commitment to PEPFAR, and ending this disease once and for all. Our work is not done.

Right Things. Right Places. Right Now.

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 06.06.2015 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

I've been privileged to lead PEPFAR for a year now, working with countries to achieve the potential of an AIDS-free generation, together.

Accelerating Progress Toward an AIDS-free Generation in 2015

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 03.08.2015 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

Partnerships remain the cornerstone of PEPFAR's work to control the HIV/AIDS epidemic and are intrinsic to each of our agendas. Ending the epidemic is a shared responsibility that no one entity or country can achieve alone.

CDC's Mission: Protecting the Health of Americans

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

CDC is America's health protection agency. Along with our many governmental and private sector partners, we're working 24/7to find, stop, and prevent disease - in every state, throughout our nation, and in many countries around the globe.

A Partnership for the Future of Global Health

Carrie Hessler-Radelet | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Leaders from across government gathered at the White House to mark World AIDS Day 2014. Hope may not typically be an emotion associated with the global fight against HIV/AIDS, but the truth is, we are within reach of a goal that not long ago seemed impossible.

UNITAID holds a key for revolutionizing access to HIV medicines

Philippe Douste-Blazy | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
Philippe Douste-Blazy

Today is World AIDS Day, a time to again take stock of the international community's response to tackling the HIV/AIDS pandemic. We've come a long way since the first World AIDS Day in 1988.

Closing the Gap: HIV-Vulnerable Women and Cervical Cancer

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa are now experiencing a new crisis -- women are surviving a diagnosis of HIV infection because of treatment with ARVs, but are dying of cervical cancer.

Déjà Rule: The Health Damaging Consequences of Reinstating the Global Gag Rule in 2015

Jennifer Sherwood | Posted 01.19.2015 | Women
Jennifer Sherwood

We all care about women's lives, and PEPFAR under President Bush and President Obama has vastly improved the health of women and their families, while building vital healthcare system infrastructure. Let's continue the success, without being undermined by the Global Gag Rule.

A Global Imperative

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

Earlier this month, leaders from across Africa convened in Washington for an unprecedented summit on the benefits of deeper economic and social ties between Africa and the U.S. High on the agenda was the importance of investment in women's health, and for good reason.

AIDS 2014: A Week of Heartbreak, Hope, and Renewed Commitment

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 10.11.2014 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

A number of critical gaps remain. For one, as the UNAIDS Gap report highlights, an estimated 19 million of the 35 million people living with HIV/AIDS globally do not know their HIV-positive status.

Investing in Health: African Countries Expand Domestic and Innovative Financing

Deborah Derrick | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

Though we still have a long way to go, domestic spending increases among African Union nations demonstrate growing political will -- a sign that we are right on track. Most importantly, it sends a strong political message to international donors that their investments are working.

New Momentum on PrEP, But Critical Needs Are Overlooked

Mitchell Warren | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

If the rest of the world follows America's lead, PrEP could become an important global health success story. It is already being rolled out faster than earlier public health advances, from vaccines to tampons. To realize PrEP's potential, several specific things need to happen now.

Barbara Bush: The Experience That Sparked My Career Shift Toward Global Service

Barbara Bush | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Barbara Bush

Randomly placed at a table together, three of my co-founders worked to answer the challenge posed to the audience: how to engage young people in global health?

An Open Letter to Ambassador Deborah Birx: Pediatric AIDS Treatment Targets Must be Prioritized

Chip Lyons | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Chip Lyons

One of the most powerful testaments to the United States' commitment to ending the AIDS pandemic has been its efforts around children.

An AIDS-Free Generation

Rhonda I. Zygocki | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Rhonda I. Zygocki

Join us in realizing an AIDS-free generation -- a world where women are unburdened by HIV/AIDS and the threat of passing it on to their children. Together we can ensure that women like Unoma get the education and support they need.

Addressing Violence Against Women and Children Is Critical to Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation and the Millennium Development Goals

Catherine Russell | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Catherine Russell

Violence against women and girls has impeded progress on nearly every MDG. This includes efforts to reach the MDG 6 target of halting and beginning to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS--an epidemic that still disproportionally affects women and girls in many countries.

Bringing a Hard Edge to Soft Power

Philip Seib | Posted 04.08.2014 | World
Philip Seib

In some countries, including the United States, politics and the scarcity of common sense have led to soft power being pushed out of the policy mainstream, consigned to the backwaters of wishful thinking. Correcting this, in the United States at least, will require structural change.