Tag Archives: AIDS

Eurozone crisis setting back global health advances

Today is the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Global Fund for HIV, TB and Malaria. This was an initiative promoted by then UN General Secretary Kofi Annan to put significant funding into fighting the three biggest communicable diseases afflicting the developing world. Sadly, […]


Is ‘faith healing’ costing lives?

As we approach yet another World AIDS day, it is worth stopping to reflect where we have got to this year. First the good news – new HIV infections are down, deaths are down, and the number of people on antiretroviral treatment is up. The […]

HIV Prevention – new PEPFAR Strategy is not as radical as it sounds

In the last eight years, the controversial US President’s Emergency Programme Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has pumped billions of dollars into HIV treatment and prevention programmes that has got millions onto ante-retroviral treatment (ART) programmes, and invested heavily in prevention programmes.  In 2010 alone, […]

HIV: are we ‘dying of ignorance’?

A report published today by the HIV and AIDS in the UK Select Committee of the House of Lords has described the priority given to preventing HIV and AIDS in Britain as “woefully inadequate”.  While nearly three quarters of a billion pounds is spent each […]

Whither now for the Millennium Development Goals?

With just over three years left to run, and the body still breathing, the post-mortem on the Millennium Development Goals has begun.  Agreed at the UN Millennium Summit 2000, the goals (often referred to as the MDGs) were a global commitment to eight areas of […]