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Good News for Children Living With HIV

Drug manufacturers opt to make pediatric HIV drugs much, much cheaper.

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Will Aid Get a Boost from Europe’s New Financial Transaction Tax?

Several European countries may adapt a new Financial Transaction Tax by January 2014. That could be a big boon for international health and development.

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Unitaid Charman Philippe Douste-Blazy at a warehouse in Cameroon, stocked with malaria medicine

Why A Global Health Outfit Should Win the Nobel Peace Prize This Year

We need to diversify how we fund the global fight against diseases like Malaria. The term of art for this is “innovative financing for development.”  The UN has a laboratory for this named Unitaid, and they deserve to win a Nobel Peace Prize.

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A Big Victory Against Tuberculosis

A group of global health organizations including UNITAID, PEPFAR, The Gates Foundation and USAID banded together to sharply reduce the cost of a new kind of rapid diagnostic test for TB

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Fighting Malaria in Liberia With UNITAID

Malaria is by far the biggest killer here in Liberia. The entire country – from Monrovia city center to the border regions — is considered malaria endemic.  Prevention and treatment of malaria is among the country’s most pressing public health challenge.

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Off to Liberia, With UNITAID

I’m heading to Liberia this week on a global health reporting project.  I will accompany a delegation from UNITAID, a World Health Organization affiliated program that gives grants to governments and NGOs to implement HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB and other health projects in the developing world.

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