Global Fund gets new chair, vice-chair – and US money

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Global Fund will receive $1.65 billion dollars from the US government, its largest donor, the Geneva-based organization said Monday. The money was voted by Congress last week as part of its package of measures to keep the government running until September 2013. The organization notes in a press release that “Despite […]

Letter shows US pressure on Global Fund for compulsory licensing, generics

By William New from Intellectual Property Watch / Republished with permission A 2011 letter from the top Republican on the United States Senate Finance Committee condemned efforts by the Global Fund to train public health officials on the use of flexibilities to the patent system contained in international trade rules. The letter, which also attacked the […]

The Global Fund to change communications approach

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Global Fund will be looking for a new communications director, with Jon Lidén announcing his departure 13 February, reports IP Watch. Lidén had held the post for nearly 10 years, almost since the organization was created. The Global Fund is expected to have $10 billion to disburse worldwide for the three-year […]

Global Fund celebrates 10 yrs with Gates gift of $700 million

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Global Fund, which disburses monies from other organizations to fight Aids, malaria and tuberculosis, is celebrating its 10th birthday this week with a special gift: the Bill Gates Foundation, which gave $650 million during the Fund’s first decade, has just announced it is giving an additional $750m. The news, announced by […]

Global Fund given boost by The Netherlands

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Netherlands Wednesday threw its support soundly behind Geneva-based Global Fund, agreeing to invest €163.5 million to fight Aids, tuberculosis and malaria. Perhaps more critically, the Dutch government made the announcement with a firm message of support for the organization’s financial credibility. The Global Fund suffered a sharp if possibly temporary reduction […]

Tuberculosis epidemic building up in Nigeria

Tuberculosis in Nigeria is reaching the crisis stage, with an epidemic of drug-resistant cases threatening, say medical sources in Nigeria, according to allAfrica. Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cases are rapidly on the rise and could cause the “”imminent and total collapse of the efficacy of the available first-line drugs for TB treatment”. First-line drugs are […]

Geneva-based Global Fund cuts Zambia AIDS funding

Women volunteers gather in Zambia - Photo UN

Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Amid concerns of corruption in the management of public health grants in Zambia, the Geneva-based Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has stopped disbursing funds to the country’s Ministry of Health. On a written statement, the Global Fund confirmed it had stopped disbursing funds to Zambia since August 2009 […]

Global Fund pushes for renewed fight against HIV, TB, malaria

Indigenous people in the Amazons region of four bordering countries in the Americas benefit from malaria programmes sponsored by the Global Fund - Photo Jared Bloch

New campaign calls for continued action [Video] Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – A new campaign by the Global Fund against Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Born HIV-free, seeks to breath new life into the fight against the three diseases that each year claim hundreds of thousands of lives. The new push is part of a worldwide effort […]

Luncheon, The Global Fund

Title: Luncheon, The Global Fund Location: Geneva Link out: Click here Description: Prof. Michel Kazatchkine ch Executive Director – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Date: 2010-05-06

Quilts warm up the Global Fund in Geneva

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Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – A warming exhibit, in every sense, has opened at the UN Palais building in Geneva, with a  display of American quilts made specially to promote the work of Geneva-based Global Fund for Malaria, Aids and Tuberculosis. The show, “Making a healthier world for our children”, is organized by Geneva’s US Mission […]