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UNITAID holds a key for revolutionizing access to HIV medicines

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 1:04 PM

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. The discovery of the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in 1996 and a massive scale-up in...

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1ユーロの航空券税で多くの命が救われる

(1) Comments | Posted November 29, 2014 | 3:49 AM

フランスで文化、厚生、外務と国務大臣を歴任、医師でもあるフィリップ・ドスト=ブラジはここ何年にもわたり、忍耐と困難の闘いに身を投じている : 極貧とそれが保健衛生に及ぼす悪影響は、国内経済に痛みをもたらさない方法で著しく減少させることができる、と世界中の国を説得している。

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Ebola: Learning From Past Mistakes

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 4:45 PM

Global health epidemics bring out the best and the worst in humanity. We can certainly not be proud of the anger of parents outside a school somewhere in Europe where an innocent 9-year-old boy back from vacation in Guinea was branded as a potential carrier of Ebola. Nor should we...

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革新的資金調達は、国際政治における最重要課題

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 3:54 AM

ODA予算は、OECD加盟の多くの国でかなり目減りしていて痛手を蒙っている。途上国で膨らむ需要に資金確保するため、グローバリゼーションからもっとも利益を得ている経済活動に痛みのない課税をすることは、時宜を得た代替となる。アフリカの石油生産にも可能性がある。

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革新的資金調達: 世界の貧困に打ち勝つシンプルかつ使えるソリューションのキーマンに会う

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 2:59 AM

航空券を買う度とか、携帯を使う度とか、私たちにとってはほんのちょっとしたことなのに、それが世界の最貧の人々にとってはものすごーく大きな違いをもたらすとしたら。

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二つのレポートが語るもの:ビル・ゲイツとオックスファムによる世界の不平等

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 7:25 AM

私たちは今、行動を起こす最適の好機を手にし、世界の貧困との戦いにおける重要な局面にいる。革新的資金調達がダボス会議終了後も引き続き世界的協議事項であり続けるよう希望する。

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A Tale of Two Reports: Global Inequality According to Bill Gates and Oxfam

(1) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 11:39 AM

Two reports on global inequality made headlines recently, putting a spotlight on an oft-neglected topic. As the world's movers and shakers flock to Davos for the World Economic Forum, these reports describe two different situations, in essence "the best of times" and the "worst of times."

One is from none...

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Beating HIV: We Have the Tools, and Must Stay the Course

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2013 | 3:08 PM

Life-saving treatment for HIV over the last decade has let millions of people live longer, healthier lives. But access to this treatment is far from universal: of the 28.7 million people who need treatment urgently, 19 million still wait for access. Children and infants living with HIV are especially underserved,...

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President Clinton Congratulates France for Defining the Way Forward for Innovative Financing

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 11:32 AM

President Bill Clinton was in Paris last week to deliver an uplifting message in these difficult economic times.

In a speech (see below for video) to French ministers, diplomats, business leaders and celebrities, he explained how France has completely revolutionized charitable giving for the world through a system which...

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New Technology Can Save Lives From an Ancient Disease

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 1:34 PM

Can a machine that looks suspiciously like a computer CPU help save lives from one of the world's most ancient diseases?

For many in Europe and North America, tuberculosis (TB) is a disease of the past, which haunts abandoned sanitoria or the pages of 19th century novels.
 

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The Financial Transaction Tax: Globalization's Payback Time for the World's Poor

(17) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 1:21 PM

For the first time since the economic crisis began, the last United Nations General Assembly offered real hope for those that wish to put an end to global poverty.

Every General Assembly since 2008 has heard the same, now familiar refrain: With an ailing global economy, we might not attain...

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To Create a Financial Transactions Tax

(7) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 12:12 PM

Mr. President François Hollande,

Since May 6th, you have had a solid majority to conduct reforms and move your agenda through the French National Assembly.

International matters are your daily worries; you are keenly aware that French people demand global responses to global issues, such as the...

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