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Global Fund to Fight Aids

Here I Am: Campaign Ambassador for the Global Fund, Thoko Phiri

Lucy Chesire | Posted 12.25.2012 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Here I Am Campaign Ambassadors are people from the grassroots who are directly affected or infected by AIDS, TB or malaria. Thoko Phiri leads Malawi Towards the three zeros: Zero new HIV infections, zero HIV related deaths and zero stigma and discrimination.

Here I Am -- An Activist's Story

Lucy Chesire | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

As a TB-HIV advocate from Kenya who has actively supported the Global Fund for a number of years, I find people are always shocked to discover both how far we have come and how far we have to go.

Here I Am -- Bringing the Voice of the People to World Leaders

Lucy Chesire | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Ten years ago, tackling HIV, tuberculosis and malaria seemed an almost impossible task. Today we can see the beginning of the end of these three killer diseases.

Global Fund Making Major Strides Toward Greater Efficiency and Effectiveness

Jonathan Klein | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Klein

Strong funding from all donors is critical to ensure that the Global Fund can continue to reach those in need of lifesaving services and that save and improve the lives of so many.

Malaria: Less Investment = More Suffering, More Death

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

A new study published this week makes something clear: Providing funding to fight malaria makes malaria go away. Cutting funding for malaria makes malaria come back.

World Tuberculosis Day -- Do We Really Need It?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Is apathy and the financial crisis what stand between us and the saving the lives of people who lack access to basic prevention and treatment?

Ten Years of The Global Fund: a Crossroads and a Choice

Nancy Mahon | Posted 03.31.2012 | Impact
Nancy Mahon

Ending the AIDS epidemic is no longer a hopeful metaphor -- it is a choice. Do we begin to end this disease now, or do we blithely pass it on to future generations?

Malaria's Defeat, Africa's Future

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf | Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Africa is taking command of its future by tackling an ancient plague. If you care about peace -- and the prosperity of every woman, child and community -- you must care about malaria.

To End AIDS, the World Needs a Plan

Mitchell Warren | Posted 02.05.2012 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

Last Thursday, on World AIDS Day, President Obama threw the full weight of the U.S. government behind a vision that would have seemed outlandish until now: The end of the global AIDS epidemic.

Global Fund to Fight AIDS: Don't Abandon Millions Of Patients In Need

AP | Posted 11.30.2011 | Impact

GENEVA -- A financially troubled health fund is warning that millions will suffer if donors do not provide the money needed to help more patients. Th...

Exposing a Hidden Epidemic -- Children and Tuberculosis

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 11.23.2011 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Many believe TB is the stuff of old novels -- a disease of the past. However, TB remains a global public health threat that kills nearly two million people every year.

Contagion -- the Stuff of Thrillers?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 11.15.2011 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

It all starts with a cough. A woman covers her mouth and then shakes hands with a man next to her on a plane. He infects 10 others. Everyone gets horr...

We Can Save One Million More Lives

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 08.08.2011 | World
Kolleen Bouchane

While we have made historic progress against AIDS over the last 30 years, unless we get smart about increasing investments and leveraging the opportunities these studies provide we stand to lose previous gains.

Global Fund Rethinks Groundbreaking Transparency Policy After Scandal

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 07.10.2011 | Impact

GENEVA — A global health fund championed by celebrities and world leaders is considering scaling back its groundbreaking philosophy of full tran...

Why We Must Protect the Global Fund

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Paul Zeitz

Let our leaders know that the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is too important to be decimated because of false attacks.

Controlling AIDS in Our Time

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

Two questions burn in the hearts of every HIV-positive expecting mother: Will I live to see my child grow up? And will the baby be born free from HIV? Today, for more and more women, the answer is "yes."

15 Days to Change the World: Now or Never

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

In the course of the next fortnight we are going to find out if the world is ready to follow through on a promise to turn the tide against this AIDS or whether it will stumble.

Are the Millennium Development Goals for Health on a Collision Course?

Dr. Julio Frenk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Julio Frenk

In developing countries, a woman dies from complications of pregnancy or childbirth every 90 seconds, a person is infected with AIDS every 12 seconds and a child dies every four seconds. The call to action is urgent.

From the American People? Prison and No Backup From the U.S. Government for Work on AIDS

Richard Elovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Elovich

When the US, the UK, or the Global Fund support NGOs to take on AIDS education, the contracts should be two-way agreements; you do the HIV prevention, and we watch your back and help protect you from those who might be angered.

Will Obama Keep up the Fight on Global AIDS?

Leila Nimatallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leila Nimatallah

With AIDS still killing 7,400 people each day, now is not the time to slow down, especially when you consider the impact of the crisis on children.

The Truth About China's Response to HIV/AIDS

Joe Amon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Amon

China has made some strides in the fight against AIDS. But the government should be held to account for stifling the work and voices of Chinese AIDS activists and nongovernmental organizations.

Starbucks Love Project Promotes Global Sing Along

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The Huffington Post has learned of a new promotion between Starbucks and (RED) to be announced tomorrow, December 4. In support of the Global Fund to ...

One Step Closer to Universal AIDS Prevention and Care

Susan Smith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Smith Ellis

It can cost as little as 40 cents a day to provide ARV treatment to an individual in Africa and just $26 to provide the medicine to help prevent the transmission of HIV from a mother to her child.

Starbucks Coordinates 'All You Need Is Love' Sing-Along (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As Impact reported early this month, Starbucks and their Love Project coordinated a global sing-along of The Beatles' classic song "All You Need Is Lo...

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy To Appear At Paris Couture Week

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Former model Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is not finished with the fashion industry yet. From WWD: Although France's glamorous First Lady has yet to attend a...