If you remember back in March, when we met with global leaders in The Hague, the Global Fund released some impressive reports detailing their work to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Now, just a few months later, they’ve released new data, and the results are astounding:
World Bank cancels Haiti’s $36 million debt – Haiti’s $36 million debt to the World Bank was canceled to further spur their recovery from a massive earthquake in January, thanks in part to the help of 13 countries including Canada, France, Italy and Spain.
Last week I blogged about a big announcement from the State Department outlining a new $30 million commitment to combating gender-based violence through PEPFAR. Over at State’s DipNote blog, US Global AIDS Ambassador Eric Goosby has a bit more background on the need to address gender-based violence and how this funding will do that.