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Human Rights Lawyer Appointed Chair of Implementer Group of The Global Fund Board

October 2015 Kandersteg, Switzerland Allan Maleche, Alternate Board Member of the Delegation, is the newly elected Chairperson of the Implementer Group of The Global Fund Board. The Implementer Group, represents one half of the Implementer-Donor led Board of the global financing mechanism for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Maleche, the alternate board member from the Developing...

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Open Letter to Dr. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank President The World Bank Middle Income classification of countries is damaging people

September 2015 Dear Dr. Kim, The World Bank classification of Middle Income (MI) countries is sending the wrong message to the world. The concept is being misused by development agencies and funding institutions and it gives the false impression that populations living in these countries are middle class societies. It is accurate that, for political...

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President Yoweri Museveni do not sign the HIV Prevention and Control Bill 2010

Your Excellency, As a Board Delegation of health, community, civil-society, and legal organizations, representing NGOs in developing countries at the Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, we commend Uganda’s effort and attempt to reduce national rates of HIV infection.   Specifically, we recognise the Parliament of Uganda’s intent to reduce transmission rates, as evidenced...

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Are SDGs the Vehicle to End AIDS by 2030? Only if Driven by Human Rights

Allan Maleche September 2015 Originally appeared at: Health and Human Rights Journal Online   This month’s UN summit for the adoption of the post-2015 global development agenda will provide an opportunity for States to endorse 17 new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goals, built on the momentum from implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 2000-2015,...

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The Country Dialogue in South Africa

In a prison near Cape Town, South Africa, outreach workers from the NGO TB/ HIV Care Association gather sputum samples for TB testing from newly arrived inmates. Tests are immediately run through state-of-the-art GeneXpert machines in the prison lab, and when a result is positive, the inmate starts TB treatment the following day. All inmates...

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Health Systems Strengthening Excluding Community Systems?

Community Systems addressing and providing health services have been and continue to be an integral part of a country’s response to diseases/ illnesses and therefore part of the health system. The response to the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014 provides evidence to the great possibilities that exist in community systems,...

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