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News on HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases

InterAction Launches New Health Aid Map

InterAction Launches New Health Aid Map

InterAction’s NGO Aid Map, with the support of FedEx, launched a Health Aid Map today, featuring the work of InterAction members in 89 countries. With more than 800 projects from nearly 60 organizations, Health Aid Map visualizes the wide-ranging work NGOs are doing to provide access to health care, strengthen health care systems, and help people live healthier, longer lives.

Global Fund Names Kate Thomson as Head of the Critical Enablers and Civil Society Hub

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has appointed Kate Thomson, a leader in global health and development with nearly 30 years of AIDS activism, as Head of the Critical Enablers and Civil Society hub, a new position that underlines the Global Fund’s strengthened efforts to promote human rights and deeper partnership with civil society.

In Asia, a new alliance to fight malaria

In Asia, a new alliance to fight malaria

The Asian Development Bank is now in discussion with its partners to establish a multidonor trust fund for malaria and other health risks.

UK Commits £1 Billion to the Global Fund

Justine Greening, the UK's Secretary of State for International Development, announced that the UK will contribute £1 Billion (US$1.6 billion) to the Global Fund for the 2014-2016 period, or £333 million ($US533 million) per year, the second-largest pledge by any government so far.

UNAIDS reports a 52% reduction in new HIV infections among children and a combined 33% reduction among adults and children since 2001

UNAIDS reports a 52% reduction in new HIV infections among children and a combined 33% reduction among adults and children since 2001

World closing in on Millennium Development Goal 6, globally the AIDS epidemic has been halted and reversed—race is on to reach universal access to HIV treatment.

Global Fund Results Show Dramatic Gains

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced new results today that show significant gains in the treatment of people living with HIV and in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of the virus.

Nordic Countries Pledge $750 Million to the Global Fund

Nordic Countries Pledge $750 Million to the Global Fund

GENEVA - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria strongly welcomed a pledge of US$750 million by Nordic countries, a highly significant contribution to defeating these three infectious diseases.

Bird flu viruses could re-emerge in upcoming flu season

Bird flu viruses could re-emerge in upcoming flu season

International experts recommend vigilance and promote targeted surveillance, market restructuring to fight H7N9, H5N1 and other threats

Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy

The World Bank Group has partnered with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) to release six regional reports as part of The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy.

Key report outlines vision for achieving MDGs, sets future sustainable development agenda

Key report outlines vision for achieving MDGs, sets future sustainable development agenda

Ahead of an upcoming special General Assembly event next month on efforts by Member States to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to define a new development agenda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a report on 21 August, A Life of Dignity for All , containing updates on the Goals and a vision for the work ahead.



Expert Views on HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases

The Origin of HIV/AIDS Stigma and How to End It
Illnesses have always been stigmatized. Even the person who ventures into the office with a head cold is ostracized by the others. We jokingly cross our arms to ward off any germs that may be airborne, and then we quickly find a pump sanitizer so that we can lather our hands back to cleanliness. Most of us can deal with a cold and the ostracism that comes with it.



HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases Significant Documents