The e-forum of Afro-Nets – the African network for health research and development – is an essential go-to resource for Africa health research news. Sadly, a recent story that should have engendered a sense of solidarity for Ugandan AIDS activists has, instead, generated an outpouring of gay-bashing of truly biblical proportions.
Ok, so you’ll have been following all the news on the GAVI replenishment and will know that the UK has pledged (pledged, mind you, not given – and pledges aren’t always met) a very generous $1.3bn between now and 2015 to help this public-private partnership support vaccines for pneumococcol disease and rotavirus (amongst others). In [...]
In this month’s Health Policy & Planning, Eduardo Gomez and my paper on health financing in Brazil, Russia and India is published. Given that Amanda Glassman at the Center for Global Development and others have pointed out that this is the year where attention will be put on donor aid flows and domestic financing, I [...]
I was fortunate enough to attend a lecture at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine last week by Stephen Lewis. Lewis is a long-time AIDS advocate and champion of women’s rights; he is also co-director of the NGO AIDS Free World. The talk was typically provocative – the title of this post is [...]
In March this year, the Global Fund provided three scenarios for future funding from its partners. Following early announcements at the 2nd Meeting of the 3rd Voluntary Replenishment in New York, we now have an early indication of which scenario it’s likely to be…
Back in July I blogged about ‘China, Brazil and India’s Billion-Dollar Aid Appetite’ which discussed Professor Jack Chow’s Foreign Policy article. Chow questioned why China, despite considerable wealth, continued to be a major recipient of Global Fund monies. A rebuttal of Ambassador Chow’s article was published yesterday with the authors arguing that the Global Fund [...]
At the closing ceremonies of the International AIDS Conference in Vienna on Friday, US President Obama pledged to “redouble efforts to fight HIV and AIDS through his Global Health Initiative despite dealing with economic hard times in the wake of a global recession.” Many AIDS activists are still not pleased and say the US president [...]