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Global Fund to Fight Aids

Bill Gates: 'Malaria Can Be Eradicated In My Lifetime'

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Philanthropist Bill Gates says he wants to end malaria in his lifetime and will give more money toward that goal, part of his bro...

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

Bea Edwards | Posted 10.27.2014 | 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.

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.

Partnerships Are Essential to Addressing Nutrition and Post-2015 Development Goals

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

There is a great deal to learn from the experience of multi-stakeholder partnerships in food and nutrition security. My answer to the question on their role in the post MDGs is that they are essential. Governments on their own don't have the funding, skills or reach to succeed.

A New Development Framework for Emerging Powers

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Emerging powers are well positioned to have an enormous impact on the regions in which they reside as well as on the global stage. They should maximize this impact in positive and mutually beneficial ways, helping to lead and support strategies for global and regional growth.

Top 10 Global Health Moments of 2013

Karl Hofmann | Posted 03.01.2014 | World
Karl Hofmann

Drug-resistant TB, slowing donor funding, new outbreaks of polio and a devastating typhoon showed how easily progress can stall. Amid these challenges emerged a changing global health landscape.

Here I Am: The Global Fund Is Vital for Communities

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

This past week, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria held an important regional meeting in Lusaka (Zambia) to speak with those most...

Learning from Africa

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

The shared responsibility in African societies where we work with many partners has inspired us in our battles against the dreadful diseases affecting such a tenacious continent. These lessons are critically important as the world launches onto the last stretch in the fight against these diseases.

Drug-Resistant TB Officially a 'Crisis' - Now What?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 12.23.2013 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

TB anywhere is TB everywhere. As an airborne disease that can be spread through the simple of act of coughing, our decision makers have an obligation to heed the evidence and ramp up our slowing fight against an ancient disease, before its control spins out of our grasp.

Mutual Accountability Needed to End AIDS

Rob Lovelace | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Rob Lovelace

In the coming months, we will see if wealthiest countries and Africa demonstrate mutual accountability, or if it is left to another generation to find a solution that is already within our grasp.

We're All in This Together

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Now that we have scientific advances that enable us to really defeat these diseases and remove them as threats to public health, we have to align our efforts in overarching partnership.

Our Fight, Our Future

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

People often ask me if I feel pressure as the first democratically elected female leader of an African nation. It's a fair question, but the pressure I feel should be the same felt by all African leaders: to improve the lives of Africans.

Share (RED), Save Lives: Help End Mother-To-Child Transmission Of HIV Now

Anu Gupta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Anu Gupta

Johnson & Johnson is partnering with (RED) to raise awareness of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and to unlock up to $100,000 for the Global Fund To Fight AIDS. Each like, tweet or pin of this infographic gets us $1 closer to keeping HIV-positive mothers alive and helping to ensure that their children are born healthy and HIV-free.

The Push For A Healthier World

Yvonne Chaka Chaka | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Yvonne Chaka Chaka

I recently arrived in Japan, a country that tops the list of the world's healthiest countries, to champion the cause of access to health at the Tokyo ...

The Big Push to Defeat HIV & AIDS in Ghana

John Dramani Mahama | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact
John Dramani Mahama

The goal of Universal Access to prevention, treatment care and support and to ensuring zero transmission of HIV in children may appear to be a daunting task. But it is achievable. The driving force for realization of this goal is the mobilization of resources for implementation.

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...

Here I Am: Voices From the Fight Against Tuberculosis

Lucy Chesire | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

While many will mark World TB Day this coming Sunday the 24th, it's not really a day for celebration. It's hard to celebrate something that still kills close to 1.5 million people each year in the 21st century despite the fact that everyone could have been treated or cured.

Moral and Medical Disaster: The Fight Against TB

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Bad drugs, bad strategies, and back to the drawing board on a vaccine. What are we doing wrong?

President Obama + AIDS-free Generation Promise = Fully-Funded Global Fund

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

An AIDS-free generation is within our reach -- but the choice President Obama makes in the next few weeks on the budget he sends to Congress will be more than a signal.

Here I Am: A South African Story of Support and Love of Community

Lucy Chesire | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

A fully-funded Global Fund with a strong U.S. contribution is an indication to other donors that efforts like community system strengthening is critical in the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria.

U.S. AIDS Blueprint: Fight AIDS and TB Together

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

In 2013, activists and advocates for TB-HIV will call for leadership and funding to support the most important multi-country mechanism we have to end these diseases. This will be a a critical and historic moment in the history of global health.

The Bottom Line? Zero TB Deaths -- NOW

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Though many have worked tirelessly for years, sometimes in a movement you hit a spot where things suddenly accelerate. And for the TB posse, that moment is now.

Here I Am: From a Dream to Reality-- Ending Malaria in Swaziland

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Nearly 30% of Swaziland's population is estimated to live places that are at risk for malaria, yet through strategic planning and stable financial support for essential malaria prevention, diagnosis, treatment and surveillance measures, the prevalence of malaria has been reduced to a mere 0.2%.

Here I Am: Leading the Fight Against Tuberculosis

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

This week donors are meeting to discuss the Global Fund's progress in fighting the three killer diseases: AIDS, TB and malaria. Looking at the future, one thing is clear: we need sufficient funds and we need to spend them right.