Global Fund to Fight AIDS, the Key Moment is Now

During January’s World Economic Forum, international leaders welcomed former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Mark Dybul as the new head of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Photo Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images Assuming his post as Executive Director of the world’s largest health financier, Dr. Dybul is poised to build on the momentum of recent scientific advances and bolster the fight for a healthier future. Right now is a key moment in this fight. The PEPFAR … [Read more...]

PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation

ON THE ROAD TO AN AIDS-FREE GENERATION   2012 was an extraordinary year (PDF 707KB). As of September 30, 2012, PEPFAR directly supported lifesaving anti-retroviral treatment (ART) for nearly 5.1 million people — a nearly three-fold increase since 2008. PEPFAR also supported drugs to prevent mother-to-child transmission for nearly 750,000 HIV-positive women in 2012 alone, allowing approximately 230,000 infants to be born HIV-free, and HIV testing and counseling for more than 46.5 … [Read more...]

Women’s education ‘smartest global investment,’ Ban tells world at Davos

Women’s education ‘smartest global investment,’ Ban tells World Economic Forum     Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at event for the Every Woman, Every Child initiative. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe   January 2012 – Secretary-GeneralBan Ki-moon called today on business leaders attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to increase their investment in women’s education and health to ensure their well-being and encourage their participation … [Read more...]

care2 – Invest in Life-Saving Vaccines for Kids‏

Each year, pneumonia and diarrhea kill more children than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined, but we can help. Tell world leaders to save lives by funding two proven pneumonia and diarrhea vaccines. » Vaccines are the best way to save millions; they've proven to be cheap, easy to give and, most of all, effective. Not only do they save lives now, vaccines dramatically reduce the likelihood of future disabilities and illness, making sure that children have the chance to grow up to be … [Read more...]

HHS – A Year of Saving Lives Through Smart Investments

  A Year of Saving Lives Through Smart Investments        From the day it was first announced nearly eight years ago until today, the story of PEPFAR -- the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief -- has been one that demonstrates the generosity of the American people in the fight against AIDS. The year 2010 provided many reasons for hope about the future of the global fight, and the commitment of the American people was central to virtually all of the year's breakthroughs. During the … [Read more...]

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