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The right to treatment: The Global Fund strives to achieve universal HIV/AIDS care

This month, we’ll be featuring blog posts that help illustrate how the Global Fund affects programs that fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria around the world. In this article, Dr. Joia Mukherjee of Partners in Health (PIH), who participated in our ONE Haiti conference call in January, highlights the partnership between the Fund and PIH.

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New rotavirus vaccines significantly reduce child deaths


Photo credit: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

We’ve dedicated a lot of space on this blog to rotavirus — a disease that is the most common form of childhood diarrhea.

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Videos Show Need and Plan for Action on Polio

Check out these great videos from the WHO that movingly display the need to move to 100% polio eradication, and the plan that was launched to do just that:

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Reporting from the World Health Assembly

Last week, senior health officials from 193 Member States of the WHO gathered in Geneva to participate in the 63rd World Health Assembly. There—as in every other year—they reviewed the WHO’s work, set new goals, and assigned new tasks. Highlights and topics from the week included:
Opening remarks from WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan

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Drug-Resistant TB at Record Levels

The WHO just released its 2010 report on multidrug and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB) surveillance and response, providing the latest information on the status of this global epidemic.

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