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David Gartner, Global AIDS Alliance, Video

I recently hosted David Gartner, Policy Director of the Global AIDS Alliance, at UT-Austin at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. He addressed the issue of the role of advocacy for global public health and talked about the achievements and challenges for addressing the AIDS crisis. The video is available here. Gartner talks about the […]

Gates reassesses investments

Well, sensitive to bad press from the LA Times, the Gates Foundation announced a turnaround on its investment policies and will seek to incorporate some socially responsible screening of their investment portfolios. This is being hailed as a bellwhether for the philanthropic world, though the original piece (actually a two-parter) struck me as something of […]

Future of the Global Fund Transcript

Earlier, we publicized the CGD event on the future of the Global Fund. The transcript is posted on the CGD website. People were largely pretty boosterish on the Global Fund which contrasts with the recent Washington Post editorial. It appears that the February board meeting will be the next critical meeting to discuss the next […]

The WHO’s 3 by 5 Effort a Mess

I ran across this gem in the Kaiser Daily HIV report. Roger Bateman, of the American Enterprise Institute, and Lorraine Mooney, a demographer, have issued a devastating critique of the WHO’s 3 by 5 program, largely based on an evaluation report the WHO contracted to have done. The upshot of the report is that the […]

The Future of the Global Fund

I posted recently that the Global Fund has been deadlocked over the selection of its new Executive Director. The Center for Global Development will be hosting an event later this week, Thursday December 14th from 4-6pm, with Richard Feachem, the outgoing ED of the Global Fund. Mark Dybul, the Bush Administration’s Ambassador in charge of […]

Clinton Foundation brokers deal to lower drug prices for tots

This, in the NY Times, about Clinton’s efforts to drive down drug prices for ARV therapy for kids. Got to hand it to the ex-Pres, he’s trying to make amends for having done so little as President: MUMBAI, Nov. 30 — The cost of treating children infected with H.I.V. and AIDS is poised to plummet […]

AIDS as a focus of diplomacy

Secretary Rice unveiled significant changes in int’l HIV policy personnel today: Separately, today Rice plans to unveil a restructuring of U.S. foreign assistance, including announcing the nomination of Randall L. Tobias as the new administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Officials said Rice plans to elevate the USAID post, giving Tobias — a […]

Christian activists for AIDS

Campus activism is being redefined. As discussed in Burkhalter’s 2004 Foreign Affairs piece, “The Politics of AIDS: Engaging Conservative Activists“, a conservative response to the global pandemic is rapidly taking shape. Students wearing orange t-shirts emblazoned with white O-R-P-H-A-N across the front are becoming more frequent sights on campuses better known for their religious instruction […]