Yesterday, donor countries and corporations pledged a record-setting $11.7 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The largest pledge came from the United States government—$4 billion over the next three years, which is an increase of nearly 40% over past commitments and the largest increase of any donor country.
Last month, I was in Zambia, a country especially close to my heart. I was born in Zambia and lived there through the end of high school.
Just a couple of weeks ago, I was walking the wide roads of downtown Windhoek, Namibia.
Whatever the disease or health sector of priority—be it HIV/AIDS, malaria, family planning, labor and delivery, or pneumonia—six components of the health system must be functioning and integrated in order for health impacts to be maximized.
Two weeks ago, the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) released Treatment 2.0, the latest global strategy for making HIV treatment more efficient, accessible, and effective.
If the world economic outlook were brighter, AIDS 2010 might be viewed as a turning point in the global HIV response. The conference, which wrapped up last Friday, was the stage for the...
In a world where over 33 million people are living with AIDS it is imperative to address the human resources for health (HRH) crisis.
Global progress on HIV/AIDS is real: 5.2 million people are receiving antiretroviral therapy in middle-income and resource-poor countries, which is remarkable if you look at where we were five or ten years ago.
Let’s face it: we’re in one of the worst economic crises we’ve seen in decades, and HIV funding has flat-lined.
HIV/AIDS is the health crisis that truly galvanized international attention. But it wasn’t always this way.