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

Bea Edwards | Posted 08.27.2014 | 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."

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

Philippe Douste-Blazy | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Philippe Douste-Blazy

My vision is for a World AIDS Day in the near future where we can say with pride that we have achieved universal access to treatment. This goal is within reach, but only by supporting important initiatives to make medicines available, appropriate, and affordable will we fully be able to grasp it.

Thanksgiving and World AIDS Day

Dr. Mitchell Besser | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Dr. Mitchell Besser

With World AIDS Day following Thanksgiving so closely this year, let's be thankful ...

Rise Africa! We Have No Time to Lose

Jeannette Kagame | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Jeannette Kagame

Today the first generation since the first incident of HIV occurred is joining the human family. We have come a long way from a time of desperation, when we were sure this epidemic would destroy our families, our countries and our continent. But we are still here -- through no coincidence or chance -- rather, because we united as a global community and refused to let future generations share the same fate as too many of our friends, parents, brothers and sisters.

Dealing a Fatal Blow to the HIV Pandemic

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

For the first time in history, significant scientific advances mean that we have the potential to cut HIV, tuberculosis and malaria down to low-level epidemics, something the human family could not have imagined only 10 years ago. We are not there yet, and the window of opportunity will not stay open for too long, so we need to act quickly and use wisely the tools at hand.

Actions Speak Louder: Tracking Global Progress Toward the Beginning of the End of AIDS

Erin Hohlfelder | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Erin Hohlfelder

In many ways, when scientists, activists and leaders from around the world began coalescing around the audacious vision of "the beginning of the end of AIDS" in 2011, their proclamations inspired a similar mix of hope and skepticism. Of course, getting to a turning point in this devastating, decades-long epidemic would be an incredible feat -- but was it actually possible?

Everyone Has the Right to Health

Laurindo Garcia | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Laurindo Garcia

Sadly, many governments in our region do little to invest in the communities most at risk of HIV. One wonders whether these governments would be happier to just see us dead; I say "us" because I am a gay man from the Philippines who has been living with HIV for over nine years, and our government, like many others, seems to be sitting on its hands while scores of us are dying.

Mac Pro, Storm Trooper Helmet, Other Ridiculously Cool Items Raise $26 Million To Fight AIDS

Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact

Art, science and design collided for a cause this weekend at Sotheby's in New York. An event at the renowned art auction house Saturday featured f...

My Best Investment

Dato Sri Tahir | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Dato Sri Tahir

When I was boy, I dreamed of becoming a doctor. I was born in Indonesia in the early 1950's, a time when most families in my country lacked access to health care. As a result, thousands of children died each year from preventable diseases such as measles, polio and malaria.

The Story of Doris

Oliver Barker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Oliver Barker

On our visit to the hospital we met a woman with an extraordinary story named Doris. Undiagnosed for many years, Doris had lost two of her children to HIV. Through Global Fund programs, Doris now receives the medication she needs to lead a healthy, normal life.

Commemorating the Alma Ata Declaration

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

Last week was a fascinating one. On Monday I delivered a memorial lecture at the City Health 2013 conference in Glasgow in honour of Allison Chesney a...

Here I Am: The Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria - it's personal

Lucy Chesire | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

I'm far from home this week as I'm in Geneva to attend the last Board Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and malaria before the pledging con...

Here I Am: The Global Fund & why Full Replenishment is Essential in the Fight Against TB

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Despite the fact that it is both preventable AND curable, a recent report from the World Health Organization estimates that 1.3 million people died in...