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Management Training: An Investment Necessary to Advance Public Health

Stephan Rabimov | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Stephan Rabimov

As pressure to deliver results rises, partially driven by incentive funding, the demand to support human resources development (HRD) and, with it, health systems strengthening (HSS), becomes more pertinent than ever before.

Pushing to Topple TB for Good

Zsuzsanna Jakab | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Zsuzsanna Jakab

In Europe, tuberculosis (TB) is often considered a disease of the past, what people used to call 'consumption.' But in reality, TB remains with and among us.

Here I Am: In Abuja, calling on African leaders to re-dedicate and re-invest in fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria

Lucy Chesire | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

In the coming days, African leaders, civil society representatives, bureaucrats, academics and healthcare professionals will begin to arrive in Abuja ...

Two Extraordinary Days in South Africa

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

Since 2004, PEPFAR has invested more than $3.7 billion in supporting South Africa's HIV/AIDS response. For its part, South Africa has moved to the forefront of leadership in the HIV response both at home and throughout the world.

The War On Drugs Kills: Support, Don't Punish

Sonal Mehta | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Sonal Mehta

Rather than demonizing people who use drugs, we should humanize them. Rather than jailing them, we should get them the treatment they need. Rather than punishing them, we must support them.

An Opportunity to Link Arms, and Resources, on the Path to $15 Billion

Deborah Derrick | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

Imagine the benefits that the end of these diseases would bring: more healthy mothers and children, an increased number of productive workers, greater global economic growth, and a safer, more stable world for all of us.

Here I Am: Calling on G8 Leaders to be accountable

Lucy Chesire | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

As the Group of Eight (G8) meetings get underway on the 17th and 18th of this month, there are many issues of great magnitude that world leaders will ...

Better Health, Better Human Rights

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

No entire country, or entire population, is at the same risk of contracting infectious diseases. Many diseases disproportionately affect the groups of people who get left behind, because they are criminalized and at the margins of society.

Here I Am: Speaking out from the epicenter of the HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Lucy Chesire | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

In a few days, June 9th-12th, a very important conference is set to take place in Lithuania that will bring all those interested in harm reduction tog...

Making a Difference in Africa

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

As we gather in Yokohama this week for the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, I'd like to take a moment and reflect on how far we have come.

'Nothing About Us Without Us!': Bringing the Voices of Women Living With HIV to Global Conversation on Women's Health

Sonal Mehta | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Sonal Mehta

As thousands of delegates gather in Kuala Lumpur for the third global Women Deliver conference this week to discuss the health and empowerment of women and girls around the world, it's worth remembering that for women in their reproductive years, AIDS remains a leading cause of death.

The 50th Anniversary of the AU: Time to Recommit to the Promises of Abuja

Endalkachew Demmisse | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Endalkachew Demmisse

The past decade has seen remarkable transformations across the African continent--an expression of hard earned progress and promise even in the midst of a global financial crisis.

Here I Am: Advocating for a vaccine to bend the curve in our fight against AIDS

Lucy Chesire | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

The hope of a vaccine for HIV/AIDS cannot be underestimated. At the moment, we can control the disease if we can find HIV+ people early enough before...

'Not Enough Money' Is No Excuse for Africa's HIV Treatment Gap

Nicci Stein | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Nicci Stein

Think about those who are living with HIV and cannot access the life-saving medications that are freely available in richer countries. This is surely what will happen more often if we don't keep our promise to get people living with HIV onto medications and keep them in treatment.

Community Leaders Central to Effective HIV Response

Sonal Mehta | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Sonal Mehta

Strong community leaders are key to the global HIV response and to bringing the epidemic under control, and yet international donors sometimes underestimate the importance of ownership of a program at a local level.

Infographic: The Battle to End Malaria Deaths in Africa by 2015

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Rev. Larry Hollon

Every minute, malaria claims a life in Africa; but, malaria mortality rates are falling. Just a few short years ago, statistics showed a child died every 30 seconds of the mosquito-borne disease.

Slamming Malaria (Q&A)

Shaquille O'Neal | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Shaquille O'Neal

Malaria is a disease that is not on the top of mind of the general public, and it's important that we change this, the more people know about it, the better chance we have to make it a disease of the past. We can't let a mosquito win.

Malaria: The Bigger Picture

Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré

Of the $5 billion needed every year to achieve and maintain universal access to malaria interventions worldwide, less than a half -- some $2.3 billion -- is currently available.

Here I Am: Sir Richard Feachem on "Shrinking the Malaria Map"

Lucy Chesire | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Since 2000, over 1 million lives have been saved from malaria. This World Malaria Day (April 25th) is an opportunity to pause and reflect on the gains...

Mary and Martha and Malaria

Richard Curtis | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Richard Curtis

A preventable, curable disease, was killing close to a million children a year. Can you know these facts, and not do anything about them? Was I going to be a writer who knew about this -- and yet continue to write fictional films usually featuring weddings?

New Directions for an Old Journey

Andris Piebalgs | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Andris Piebalgs

I have made it clear that the European Commission will provide, as promised, €330 million between 2011 and 2013. And we do this with greater confidence now that we have a Global Fund that is back on track.

HERE I AM: At the tipping point in the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Lucy Chesire | Posted 06.09.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Although the Here I Am campaign launched last year, this week has been a momentous week in Global Fund advocacy. In Brussels, the Global Fund gathere...

Better Than Ever, Together

Deborah Derrick | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

The PEPFAR Blueprint; the Global Fund's new funding model; the IOM report: all are illustrations of the respective organizations' commitment to the constant evolution required to most effectively save lives.

Here I Am: Calling for leadership from the BRICS countries

Lucy Chesire | Posted 05.26.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

This week, Durban South Africa has played host to the 5th BRICS Summit which brings together the world's leading emerging economies, Brazil, Russian, ...

Bill Gates Will Pay You To Invent A Sexier Condom

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 03.22.2013 | Impact

Though condoms come in different textures, sizes and even tastes, these options aren't enticing enough to get people to actually use them in many part...