Category Archives: PEPFAR

  1. Straight Talk with Eric Goosby, head of PEPFAR

    Via PulseNewsThe US president’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has committed about US$32 billion to the global fight against HIV since its launch in 2003, making it the largest donor for HIV/AIDS globally. Following annual increases in contributions, however, PEPFAR has effectively flat-lined funding from 2009. IRIN/PlusNews spoke to Ambassador Eric Goosby, head of PEPFAR since Read More >>

  2. New amfAR reports: Flat Funding and Other Trends Imperil Global AIDS Response

    Men who have sex with men (MSM) and other vulnerable groups could be left behind as flat funding and other trends jeopardize the global response to HIV/AIDS, according to a series of amfAR reports published on the eve of the 18th International AIDS Conference.’ “The Shifting Global Health Landscape” looks at issues related to reaching vulnerable and Read More >>

    advocacy, amfAR, funding, Gay, Global Forum on MSM, HIV/AIDS policy, MSM, PEPFAR
  3. Activists Demand End to Funding Cuts in Africa

    Via  PlusNews AIDS activists are to march on the US Consulate in Johannesburg on 17 June to protest against the deaths they say will result from President Barack Obama’s “anti-treatment policies”. The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has been a major source of funds for AIDS treatment programmes in South Africa and elsewhere on Read More >>

    funding, PEPFAR, South Africa
  4. NYT: At Front Lines, AIDS War Is Falling Apart

    via New York Times, by Donald G. McNeil Jr. On the grounds of Uganda’s biggest AIDS clinic, Dinavance Kamukama sits under a tree and weeps. Her disease is probably quite advanced: her kidneys are failing and she is so weak she can barely walk. Leaving her young daughter with family, she rode a bus four hours to Read More >>

    Africa, funding, HIV/AIDS policy, PEPFAR, Treatment, Uganda
  5. Report: How Ideology Trumped Science: Why PEPFAR Has Failed to Meet Its Potential

    via, by Rex Wockner The Council for Global Equality and the Center for American Progress issued a report earlier this week criticising numerous practices of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The U.S. government program operates in Botswana, Cambodia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guyana, Haiti, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Russia, Rwanda, South Africa, Read More >>

    funding, PEPFAR, United States
  6. Eric Goosby: No Hold on PEPFAR Funds for Uganda

    I think I would do more harm than good by connecting our resources to respond to the epidemic to making them dependent on a behavior that they’re not willing to engage in on their own. via Newsweek blog, by Katie Paul Stigma is anathema to effective public-health work, but that’s never stopped homophobic crusaders from mucking up Read More >>

    2008 National Gay Men's Health Summit, Africa, criminalization, Eric Goosby, HIV/AIDS policy, homophobia, homosexuality, MSM, PEPFAR, Uganda
  7. Adding D to ABC: How a Proposed Ban on Homosexuality in Uganda Will Undo AIDS Progress

    Adding D to ABC in Uganda will not reduce HIV/AIDS and may make matters worse. For the sake of human rights and a working AIDS policy, ABC is enough. via, by Dr. Warren Throckmorton Between 2004 and 2008, the United States has provided 1.2 billion dollars to the East African nation of Uganda through the President’s Read More >>

    Africa, HIV/AIDS policy, human rights, LGBT rights, PEPFAR, Uganda
  8. Hurray for Female-Controlled STD Prevention!

    A great article by Ryan Graff of Northwestern University’s Medill Reports reports that female condom sales are on the rise, and, according to the condom’s manufacturer Female Health Co., the future looks bright. With the increased funding for HIV/AIDS programs seen under the Bush Administration, prophylactic sales are on the rise. Graff writes, “The worldwide budget for Read More >>

    female condom, female health, Northwestern, PEPFAR
  9. Obama Likely To Reverse Some Bush Administration HIV/AIDS Prevention, Family Planning Policies, Adviser Says

    President-elect Barack Obama likely will undo U.S. family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention efforts that long linked funding to antiabortion and abstinence-only policies, Susan Wood — co-chair of Obama’s advisory committee for women’s health and a professor at George Washington University’s School of Public Health and Health Services — said recently, Bloomberg reports. Wood said that although President Read More >>

    family planning, HIV/AIDS policy, PEPFAR, President Barack Obama
  10. SIECUS Releases 2008 PEPFAR Country Profile Updates

    U.S. Assistance to Countries Most Affected by HIV/AIDS Shows Politics and Ideology Undermining Prevention The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) is pleased to announce updates to our 2005 Country Profiles. These updates provide information on the status of HIV/AIDS-prevention funding given through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). There are Read More >>

    funding, HIV/AIDS policy, PEPFAR